Easy Orchids – Cymbidium Tracey’s Hill
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I define “easy” orchids as those that can be grown indoors in mild climates in homes that have the heating on during the daytime in winter.
Not a true miniature, this is a compact hybrid that remains smaller than the standard types. A fine modern variety from 1995, young plants produce several flower spikes, each bearing up to a dozen blooms. These appear in the fall and can last as long as eight weeks; the color is a deep, non-fading yellow with a red stripe down the center of the sepals and petals. While not a plant to be grown in the tropics, in temperate areas it ranks high among the easy favorites for indoor or cool greenhouse culture.
Flower Size: 2 3/4 inch (7 cm) across.
Flower Spike: 16 inches (40 cm).
Plant Height: 26 inches (65 cm).
Pot Size: 8 inches (20 cm).