CYMBIDIUM - info
It is available in different colors: white, yellow, orange, burgundy, pink, green.
Contrary to most of the orchids that are epiphytic (that is, the roots are anchored on other trees, the Cymbidium is a plant that grows in the ground.
A lightweight thermal excursion between day and night is essential and of great benefit to the plant, both for a healthy growth for a plentiful and abundant flowering.
(taken from the book of Alfredo Cattabiani "Florario. Myths, legends, and symbols of flowers and plants", Editions of Oscar Mondadori. A book to read and consult ! )
In ancient China, orchids were associated with festivals of spring and were used to ward off evil influences, and in particular the sterility.
The physician Dioscorides recommended to eat the tubers of orchids as a remedy against sterility.
In the middle Ages were attributed to the species of Italian orchids the same properties fecondatrici of which spoke the Ancient, so much so that the roots were used to create the filters and the elixir of love.
The Greeks called the orchid also kosmosandalon, sandal in the world, to the lip swelling that is found in many species spontaneous in the mediterranean area and resembles the tip of a shoe.
But the beauty of the flower of the orchid has also evoked the symbol of Harmony, and even the emblem of spiritual Perfection, because beauty is carnal and earthly, as taught by Plato, is nothing but a materialization of the invisible to our eyes of mortals.
- A lot of light. No direct sun.
- Recommended temperature
- Greater than 15 °C
- Soak the plant pot in room temperature water for 5-10 minutes, then drain the excess water.
- Season of Availability on the market - in Bloom with forced cultivation
- Throughout the year
- Comes from the Greek kumbos (cavity), referring to the particular shape of the lip.
- Eastern Asia (mainly China and India), but also Africa and Australia.
- It spread in Europe during the second half of the 1700's.