Friday, November 7, 2008
Cymbidium orchid - var “King Agate”
The Cymbidium species are quite diverse and are found growing wild over a wide range from foothills of the Himalayas to the coast of China, and as far as south as Australia. They live in a range of habitat from tropical rain forests to relatively dry conditions. Most of the cool growing cymbidiums hybrids so wildly grown today have been bred from species originating in the foothills of the Himalayas.
My cymbidium orchid King Agate just finished flowering. Its one of the beautiful intermediate cymbidiums in my collection. The flowers are nicely positioned of burnt-fark orange with dark brown color and this year it flowered with five flower spikes.
As all cymbidiums, it keeps its flowers for about a month and its a beautiful addition to any orchid collection.