CARING FOR YOUR OUTBACK ORCHID
Where to place your Orchid
From full sun to shaded locations. Outback Orchids prefer sunnier locations for optimum flowering.
Feeding your OrchidAlthough these Orchids survive on minimal care, they also respond significantly to TLC. Here at Outback Orchids, we have developed our very own Orchid feeders to promote the 'Growth' and 'flowering' stages of the Orchids lifecycle. See our 'Orchid feeders' page for more information and to purchase your own bottles.
Once flowering has finished, a seed pod will remain on the flower spike which gives lovely detail to your orchid. If you prefer, you may cut the spent flower spikes off from the base.
This species produces many new bulbs in Spring and Summer and benefits from fertiliser applications at this time of the year. Use our Orchid 'Growth' Feeder to get the best out of your Outback Orchids Growing season.
Like many orchids, the Cymbidium orchids prefer alkaline water, which is why rainwater is the best water source. If rainwater is not an option for your Outback Orchid, then it is recommended to spray a mixture of 1 gram of lime per litre of water, four times a year. Using our Orchid Feeders eliminates nutrient and water pH issues.
Water your orchid as necessary for your chosen location and conditions. It is ideal to keep your Orchids roots relatively moist, however, this is not critical. In many situations, weekly watering will more than suffice.
These orchids are uniquely adapted to withstand drought and harsh conditions when in-situ to their tree hosts timber. Therefore, it is likely that you may reduce your watering intervals over the cooler months. This water deficit period initiates an impressive floral display in the flowering months, usually from August to November.