Monday, November 17, 2008
Cymbidium orchid Memoria Marvin Gaye "Royale"
This cymbidium orchid variety was recently commercially released here in Australia, but I was able to get a few small seedlings some time ago and this spring couple of plants started flowering. As you can see - its an absolute stunner!
The plants are of intermediate size with really beautiful flowers - deep bronze color with bright red color labellum - the most unusual and pleasing combination. The parentage is Brook Street x Tom Thumb and this spring two of my plants developed couple of flower spikes. The plants kept their flowers for more than a month and I was able to enjoy its flowers for an extended period of time.
As my plants maturing, I am looking forward seeing more and more flowers of this variety. Cymbidium orchids are not hard to grow, they have their own basic growing requirements - plenty of moisture and fertilizer during growing time ( spring, summer and autumn), filtered light not to burn their leaves and good air movement - that's about it, but they reward you with beautiful blooms for a long period of time.