Friday, July 24, 2009

Cymbidium Orchid - spp insigne



One of the beautiful cymbidium species, cymbidium insigne in my collection currently in flower.

This species native to China, Vietnam and Thailand, grows in high altitudes and have many showy pale pink flowers.

Its one of the most important species in the cymbidium world, since all of the modern pink color cultivators own its origin to this special plant and it's been used extensively by cymbidium breeders to create bold pink hybrids with multiple flowers.
The plant in its original state is a beautiful sight - my orchid just started flowering and I am looking forward seeing many more of these fragrant blooms for a few weeks.


3 comments:

Tatyana said...

Wow! This is a real beauty!Klara, it's wonderful!

klaraau01 said...

Thank you Tatyana, this orchid is keep flowering with masses of flowers each year.

Bethany said...

How beautiful! I have always wanted to grow orchids since I read "The Orchid Thief". How many are in your collection?