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.


  1. Thank you for visiting. My, you have some stunning orchid posts. I am a huge fan also. If you return to my site, key in 'orchid' at the top of my blog and you'll see some of my shared favorites ;)

  2. Just wanted to say you have an excellent, well written blog with great subject matter!

    I grow orchids myself - mostly Cattleyas because that is what grows well in my part of the world (Australian Subtropics). One of my fav oddities is a South African miniature called Mystacidium capense. It looks like a tiny vanda with little white flowers that smell like coconut after dark!

  3. I am so happy I found your blog, few things in life are as exquisite as an orchid in bloom.I look forward to more posts from you.

  4. Hi,
    We have an etagere filled with orchids. I look forward to your blog with your expertise and enthusiasm!
    Best regards,

  5. Hi KK,
    Thanks for faving my blog! I am just starting to find my way around Blotanical. Your orchids are beautiful! I've never tried to grow them before. My son has a few in his house under lights.

  6. I love orchid therefor you site appealed. I'm a man and too impatient to grow them though, more into growing for eating I winter really. Nice upbeat blog congratulations :):):)

  7. Thank yo everyone for your comments and for reading my blog. I hope to show many more beautiful, majestic rare and unusual plants