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NOTICE: The Conservatory will close at 2 pm for an official government function on Tuesday, May 5. The Conservatory and the National Garden will be closed on Wednesday, May 6, for an official government function, reopening at 10 am on Thursday, May 7.

Santa Barbara Cymbidium

Cymbidium Santa Barbara
Plant Botanical Name: 
Cymbidium
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
Pebbles 'Santa Barbara'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Garden Court

Cymbidium orchids are typically easy to grow and produce an abundance of flowers on each spike. They perform best with indirect filtered sunlight, which produces yellowish/green foliage instead of deep green. They should be kept moist and fertilized with a high nitrogen fertilizer from July through November and a lower nitrogen fertilizer December through June. Slow release fertilizer could be applied in the fall and mid-spring.