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Cym. ensifolium fma. alba 'Quan Ying Sue Sing'

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    Default Cym. ensifolium fma. alba 'Quan Ying Sue Sing'

    absolutely sublime fragrance, on very compact plants. finally stuck this one into a more appropriate pot!





    Native to a broad area in the Far East from China to New Guinea, Cymbidium ensifolium is a highly variable species that has been treasured for over 2500 years by the Chinese and other Asian cultures. It is very compact for the genus and mature plants can generally be maintained in 6" pots. The flower color ranges from solid red to concolor green, and are borne 3-10 at a time on upright spikes, usually during the summer and fall. The most endearing quality, however, may be the sublime fragrance that emanates from the blossoms. The fragrance itself is difficult to describe, very delicate in quality, and yet powerful enough to perfume an entire room during the daylight hours. As with Neofinetia falcata, the overall presentation of Cym. ensifolium, as the balance between foliage and vessel, is most prized by its connoisseurs.

    Cym. ensifolium is easy to grow if given plenty of sunlight and water. While it does not appreciate the scorching rays typically given to the standard cymbidiums, ensifolium still prefers strong light. It can be grown on the windowsill but a bright south window is a necessity, and the species will be comfortable growing side by side with standard cattleyas (albeit with slightly more water). Cym. ensifolium blooms freely, and does not require the extreme cold snaps that standard cymbidiums require in order to set buds.

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    That is a beautiful pot and orchid! It is perfect!

    Cheers,
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    Beautiful shade of colour on that one, and nice short leaves.
    My Cym. ensifolium v. Tie Gu Su Xin (铁骨素心) has much taller leaves

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    Wonderful! I'd like the pot as well!

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    Beautiful plant and pot!

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    A super plant, I just love the species cymbidiums.

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    Oooh! Very pretty! And perfect match on the pot!

    Did you get the pot at a national chain, online store, or is this something I'll just be out of luck for buying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney View Post
    It can be grown on the windowsill...and does not require the extreme cold snaps that standard cymbidiums require in order to set buds.
    I'm soooo tempted to try this one, but I'm still not sure it would like my apartment. What a lovely bloom!

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    Nice plant and that pot is "DA BOMB".

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    I got the pot from an online vendor (PM me if you want to know which). I asked my mother what the characters meant (which are cut off on this photo), since it was billed as something like "contemplation". she said it was nothing grandiose, it just meant "orchid" or something.

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