How to grow and care for Ivory-colored Cymbidium

Written by Maggie

Jan 07 2021

How to grow and care for Ivory-colored Cymbidium

Ivory-colored Cymbidium is very popular, because its flower white appears to have very high ornamental value, implied meaning represents calm and calm meaning. So a lot of flower friends also want to grow Ivory-colored Cymbidium in the home. How to grow and care for Ivory-colored Cymbidium? The following are details of growing and caring tips of Ivory-colored Cymbidium. 

Ivory-colored Cymbidium

How to grow Ivory-colored Cymbidium

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Lanpeng and Lanfang should choose the place that the back west faces east, southeast direction is empty, west back direction has a high wall or big tree. We can see the early sun, but also to block the sun.A courtyard with clean air and certain humidity. Pay attention to ventilation, exposure to dew, avoid the sun, avoid smoke, etc. If built in a housetop or floor balcony, besides above shade outside, rely on the northwest direction main  curtain to prevent afternoon setting sun slanting the burned grass leaf. It is better to set a clear pool under the Ivory-colored Cymbidium shed to keep the air around the shed moist. And pay attention to clean the ground to prevent the breeding of diseases and insect pests. When the outdoor temperature falls to 0℃ or so, it is necessary to move the orchid basin into the room to prevent frostbite langen. 

In winter, if the weather is fine, the temperature in the orchid room can exceed 15℃, only rainy and snowy weather drops, at this time it should be warmed, add light to keep the room temperature at 15℃. No need to warm up at night, just keep 5℃. Heating can be carried out in late autumn and early winter in order to make the new plant fully mature that year. However, from the middle of December to the end of January, it is not necessary to add temperature, keep the room temperature at least 5℃, and let its vegetative growth in a very slow state. Beginning in February, add wet, add warm, sufficient illumination, make Ivory-colored Cymbidium enter growing period ahead of schedule. After heating, new buds germinate in advance. Generally, new buds are unearthed after heating for 45 days. After another 90 days, it will become a plant. By the middle of June, a second batch of new shoots was unearthed, thus achieving the effect of one year and two batches of new shoots.Winter heating should pay attention to must add light, but must not keep heating 24 hours so that there is no temperature difference. In addition, heating should not be too high, more than 25℃ is harmful but not beneficial.

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Upper basin (or turn basin) time is generally in spring March-April or autumn October-November. Flowerpots with small mouths, deep basins and large bottom holes are preferred. The wild seedlings dug from the mountains should be planted in the earthen pot (devonian), so that the orchid mud is easy to dry, good ventilation. Ivory-colored Cymbidium is easy to root; After 2-3 years it can just change into a purple arenaceous basin or porcelain basin. The method of orchid planting (in the pot) is different from the general flowers, especially the famous orchids. The root must be washed to turn the pot. Soak the root in clean water. Gently wash the root with an old toothbrush or brush. Do not use too much force to hurt the root. Use scissors to cut the residual leaves, yellow leaves, broken roots, black rotten roots, pay attention not to hurt the buds. The treated plants are then placed in a cool and ventilated place to dry. When the roots turn white and show fine wrinkles and softness, the plants are implanted in the basin.


After preparing the pot and the plant, put the plant upside down (root on top, leaves on bottom) under the faucet and rinse with slow water. However, the water pressure should not be too strong, so as to avoid hurting the plant and leaves. Hold the orchid head with thumb and forefinger, press the little finger against the rim of the basin, and fix the root with chopsticks. When put into the basin, try not to let the root touch the basin wall. Pour the bean size gravel mixture into the bottom one-third of the basin. Then pour the medium grain into four fifths, filling and leaving as little space as possible. Pull out the chopstick and shake the pot with the plant. After filling the plants, they are filled with large grains and placed 1.5 cm from the edge of the basin. Finally, pour in the large bean plant to fully bury the false bulbs in the soil, and shake them well. Lightly press the material with the soil pressing tool and smooth the surface. After planting, it is better to plant in the basin with a little height in the center.

Pay attention to the drainage of the basin floor. The devonian basin is filled with broken tiles. The purple sand basin must be covered with perforated nylon gauze. Before planting, lay rough stones in the basin, about 2/5 of the depth of the basin, cultivate the soil with rough stones, 3-5cm thick, and then add the bluegrass. When the basin pays attention to the root to self - spread, do not curl. When planting famous orchid grass, old grass must be pulled aside and new grass put in the center, so that there is room for new grass.When planting, hold the bluegrass in your left hand, add mud in your right hand (to prevent the soil from penetrating into the heart of the leaves), and then lift the bluegrass slightly to make the roots stretch naturally. Then add the soil while shaking the basin, so that the soil and root close contact. Then use your hand to press the soil around the stem, and finally make the basin surface lightly steamed bread shape (that is, the middle around slightly lower). It is covered with a layer of moss or fine stones so that the soil will not harden and will reduce evaporation. After serving the basin, water it immediately. The first watering should be sufficient. Finally, place the orchid basin in the shade. Avoid direct sun exposure within a month, and control watering, which should not be too wet, the place to be placed in the sun in the morning, ventilated.

Ivory-colored Cymbidium flowering management

Ivory-colored Cymbidium is an orchid that opens on the fifth day of the first lunar month. If its habits can be mastered, properly managed, and cultivated, it may blossom during the Spring Festival.

Ivory-colored Cymbidium

How to care for Ivory-colored Cymbidium


In the Ivory-colored Cymbidium growing period, if there is no water in summer, the cymbidium will not grow well, and the orchids will need eight dry points and two wet points. Watering should be in the spirit of "dry water, wet stop, appropriate dry" principle.Water must be well watered, not half watered. The number of watering depends on the plant.Such as volcanic stone, red brick granules, floating stone and other hard water-repellent plants, can be supplied with water once a day;Pond mud, humus and other plants with strong water absorption can be supplied once every two or three days.Watering generally in the early morning or evening into the line, do not water at noon and when the head pore. Clean, non-polluting, slightly acidic water (pH 5.5-6.5) should be preferred. Ivory-colored Cymbidium rotten root, leaf black spot, leaf bud rot and other morbidness, and more related to improper water supply.

The first watering of a flower plant after it is planted is called "fixed root water". The fixed root water must be thoroughly watered. Generally after the basin to water twice, first watering, see the water from the bottom hole out of the basin, and then water again. Choose the right watering method. Usually using the spraying method, not only can increase the air humidity, but also can wash the leaf dust. But to the flower that leaf has nap or is blossoming, unfavorable spray pouring, and should put the whole flowerpot in birdbath, achieve water does not flood basin mouth, use basin bottom hole ooze water, make basin soil moist. Pay attention to the water temperature. If there is a big difference between the water temperature and the soil temperature (more than 6℃), put the water in the room for a period of time in winter, or slightly warm water, so that the water temperature rises to about 15℃ before watering the flowers; Water should be avoided in the summer under the hot sun and high temperature at noon.Watering time. In spring, autumn and winter, around 10 am and after 4 PM is the most suitable time to water flowers.


Farm manure is a good organic fertilizer, but it must be piled up and aged for more than a year before it can be used. We can use this kind of fertilizer liquid to water 10-20 times irrigate, as far as possible apply in the basin edge, do not contact the root, do not touch the Ivory-colored Cymbidium leaf. 

Foliar spraying fertilizer mainly, foliar spraying fertilizer can absorb through Ivory-colored Cymbidium leaves to supplement orchid plant nutrition, and will not make the fertilizer contact root cause fertilizer damage, for orchids is one of the best ways of fertilization. 

Fertilization should be frequent thin application: Ivory-colored Cymbidium in the growth period need not much fertilizer, to the growth of robust orchid strains, every 10 to 15 days can be applied a thin liquid fertilizer. Mainly to natural organic matter. The nutrient element of natural organic fertilizer is more comprehensive, and we need not apply other fertilizer again, and the disposition is calm. Do not have side effects to the plant, and fertilizer is easy to make matrix harden, and fertilizer is mostly acid, apply for a long time, can cause matrix overacid, cause disease.

Ivory-colored Cymbidium