Definition of Cymbidium
The orchid is considered by many to be both an exotic and a rare plant.
Throughout the world there are thousands of different species of orchids,
cymbidiums are only one of them. Cymbidiums here in Australia come in four
sizes: - large standard, small standard, intermediate and miniature. Cymbidiums
can have as many as sixty plus flower spikes. They can grow upright, arching or
cascade over the edge of the pot. Many of the cymbidiums come from
southeastern Asian countries, China and Australia and can survive in varied
Orchids are kept for their exquisite flowers that can remain in flower for up to
three months and come in most colours except blue and black, although some
reds are so dark they are called black.
Today orchids are sold both for pot plants and cut flowers in the florist trade all
over the world. Considering nurseries take about three years to grow a plant from
seed to flowering, the public are able to purchase them at reasonable prices,
and are good value.
These days modern technology has been able to produce clones so the public
are able to see exactly what is available and, in many cases, nurseries have
them for sale.
The Cymbidium Orchid Club of South Australia is just one orchid club and prides
itself on its friendly atmosphere and its ability to teach people how to get the most
out of their plants at the learner’s class.
The club has interclub monthly competitions, February to November. The
Cymbidium Club of S. A. also holds a winter show in July and a spring show in
August. The club is also a big player in a national organization and competes
against other states yearly.
The Cymbidium Orchid Club of S. A. will host the national show in 2008 in the
southern district of Noarlunga at the Colonnade’s Leisure Centre.
Should anyone wish to grow, show or even seek information regarding
cymbidium orchids, clubs are the way to go.
The secretary of Cymbidium Orchid Club of S.A. is available to answer most
queries or to direct you to some one who can.