Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

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.