Orchid Cymbidium Bicolor is widely found in Western ghats and Himalayas.
Picture above: Cymbidium Bicolor in Bhadra Sanctuary
It is a tufted robust orchid with large false bulbs and pendulous flowers. They bloom during April to July. The flowers last for more than 20 days.
This orchid is best planted in a coal, bark and moss mixture. When the buds appear, it is better to keep the pot at an elevated level, as the long blooms of flowers hang well below the pot.
Mist the orchid plants early in the morning and once in the evening during summers. The plants need very less care during monsoon. Make sure that the water is drained completely else the bulbs may rot.
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