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Santa Barbara Cymbidium

Cymbidium Santa Barbara
Plant Botanical Name: 
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
Pebbles 'Santa Barbara'
USBG Plant Location: 
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.