One of our favorite miniature Cymbidium, Cymbidium Cherry Blossom is a primary hybrid of Cymbidium floribundum and Cymbidium erythrostylum. The qualities of both parents are visible in the flowers, and blend remarkably well. Quite floriferous, in its second year growing from a small division in a 5″ pot, our plant produced four robust flower stalks. She appears to be just starting!
We grow this species outdoors most of the year, and bring into the T5 HO LED grow light cool room (50F, 10C minimum nights) when temperatures drop below 40F (4C) in the autumn. Cymbidium erythrostylum also prefers warmer night temperatures, and we bring this species indoors for the winter as well.
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