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IN BLOOM: CYMBIDIUM ORCHIDS

IN BLOOM: CYMBIDIUM ORCHIDS

Sometimes you look at a flower and think “where on earth does something that beautiful grow?” Cymbidiums orchids are one such flower, and one that we absolutely love at this time of year! This is the 2nd year in a row where we are lucky enough to be stocking ‘Joshua Orchids’… so here is a little bit about the flower and our fabulous supplier!

Each flower can have a diameter of 5 to 10 cm and can have a range of vivid colours, depending on the species. They bloom in the cold winter months, and each plant can have up to fifteen or more flowers per spike. The flowers last about ten weeks on the plant and 3 weeks cut.

Cymbidiums are one of the most popular and desirable orchids in the world because of its beautiful flowers, and have been cultivated for thousands of years. As little as one stem can brighten and transform a room (something we love when the weather is horrible outside!).

‘Joshua Orchids’ are based on the rural edge of Auckland and specialise in growing cymbidiums for the overseas market. Known for the beauty and quality of their flowers, ‘Joshua’ cymbidiums are export quality and we are lucky enough to have a portion of their export quality grade in each of our stores every week through winter – the best this country produces!