Written by Maggie
Mar 15 2023
Cymbidium Tigrinum, like other orchids, is fit to be planted in the air circulation environment and is an epiphyte. Cymbidium Tigrinum gets its name from the distinctive color of its tongue-like petals, which are flecked. The rich colors are delightful!
Pseudobulbs are subglobose or ovoid, conspicuously flattened, double convex, exerted, not enclosed by petiole. cymbidium tigrinum has 2-4 leaves, on top of pseudobulbs, narrowly elliptic, tapered into stalks, apex long acuminate, joints 1-1.5cm from apex. Scapes are derived from false corm apex, observed; Racemes are with 2-5 flowers; Bracts are triangular, flowers slightly fragrant; The calyx and flower are light green, slightly dark brown halo, tip purple brown black spots, small lip milky white, pink after pollination, side lobes purplish brown, middle lobes reddish blue-purple black spots and short longitudinal stripes, folds milky white but with purple spots, stamens green, top dark brown, below purple lines; Cymbidium Tigrinum calyx is narrowly elliptic lanceolate, flowers slightly shorter than calyx; Lower lip is sub obovate, lateral lobes with small mastoid process; The middle lobe is outward curved, also has similar mastoid process, edge undulate; Two longitudinal folds on labial disc widened from apex to apex of middle lobe, glabrous.
Cymbidium Tigrinum is cultivated in an air-circulation environment. It likes shade, bogey sun direct exposure, high temperature is poor growth, will appear leaf burning or scorch; It likes humidity and avoids dryness and rashness. 15℃~30℃ is its comfortable temperature zone, which can grow and develop very well. Cold inhibits its growth and development, there will be frostbite, at this time the Cymbidium Tigrinum is often in dormancy mode .As a fleshy root, Cymbidium Tigrinum is suitable for sandy loam containing humus, with excellent drainage characteristics. It is best to use leaf humus or mountain soil with more humus.
Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Myanmar, and Assam, India, this tiny-sized, cool-to-cold-growing lithophyte grows on rocks at elevations of 1000 to 2700 meters. It has ovoid to ovoid-conical pseudobulbs and bears three to five coriaceous, recurved, narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate leaves with a short petiole. It blooms in the spring to mid.
The flower language of cymbidium tigrinum is constancy and purity.