October 15, 2018

Repotting My Cymbidium Orchids

It’s finally feeling like autumn here in the Northeast with temperatures expected in the mid-50s all this week. My outdoor grounds crew is busy moving all the tropical plants back into the heated greenhouses where they will spend the cold, winter months. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, is also busy repotting many of my precious potted specimens, including my growing collection of cymbidium orchids.

Cymbidium, or boat orchid, is a genus of more than 50-evergreen species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. Cymbidium orchids are prized for their long-lasting sprays of flowers, used especially as cut flowers or spring corsages. Recently, I decided it was time to divide and repot my cymbidiums - a process that's usually done every two to three years, when the plant is very pot bound or its medium no longer drains properly.

Here are some photos - enjoy.