Sunday, May 5, 2013
Cymbidium orchids grow outside quite easily in our mild Southern California weather! I purchase them almost every year in containers for brightening up the house in January or February and they bloom for months. Afterwards they are kind of just stuck in a corner in the potting area or some go in the ground in a spot that gets filtered sun. These beauties are blooming right now in my orchid/bromeliad patch in SJC. Without the diligent fertilizing required for some orchids to bloom annually, these survive on neglect. I am hesitant to cut off the whole stem to bring inside because they are so pretty, but a few blooms floating in a shallow bowl will be just as effective!