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Cymbidium Shifting Sands

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(Pearly Queen x Sand Castle)

LIGHT
moderate to bright light
WATER
allow to dry between watering
HUMIDITY
50% is optimum
TEMPERATURE
BLOOM SEASON
blooms in February

 

 

Congratulations to Cheryl P. for earning Best Cymbidium in Show as well as Best Cymbidum by Advanced Exhibitor at the 2015 Pacific Orchid Exposition.

 

 

CULTIVATION

The International Orchid Register

Cymbidium Shifting Sands

Cymbidium
Epithet
Shifting Sands
Synonym Flag
This is not a synonym
Registrant Name
Royale Orch.
Originator Name
Geyserland
Date of registration
14/08/1997
 
Seed parent
Cymbidium Pearly Queen
Pollen parent
Cymbidium Sand Castle

 

 

SOURCE: The International Orchid Register

 

Orchids Wiki

Cymbidium Shifting Sands is a cymbidium hybrid that blooms from late winter through summer. 

Culture

Keep cool. Pot in medium fir bark or soil. Water approximately once a week in summer and about once every ten days in the winter. To avoid sun burns, keep in partial sun and medium shade.

 

SOURCE: Orchids Wiki

 

Family Tree

Percent Species Ancestors

  • Cym. insigne 39.06%
  • Cym. hookerianum 20.70%
  • Cym. lowianum 13.48%
  • Cym. eburneum 11.52%
  • Cym. lowianum var. kalawense 6.25%
  • Cym. tracyanum 4.69%
  • Cym. schroederi 3.13%
  • Cym. sanderae 1.17%,

Family Tree

(((((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x Cym. hookerianum) x (Cym. insigne x ((Cym. insigne x Cym. schroederi) x Cym. lowianum var. kalawense))) x ((((((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x Cym. hookerianum) x (Cym. insigne x (((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x Cym. insigne))) x ((((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x ((Cym. insigne x Cym. sanderae) x (Cym. insigne x Cym. lowianum))) x (((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x ((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. tracyanum)))) x (((((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x (Cym. insigne x ((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. lowianum))) x (Cym. hookerianum x (Cym. eburneum x Cym. tracyanum))) x (((((Cym. lowianum x Cym. sanderae) x (Cym. lowianum x Cym. hookerianum)) x (((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x Cym. lowianum)) x (((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. tracyanum) x (((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x Cym. lowianum))) x ((((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. insigne) x (Cym. insigne x ((Cym. eburneum x Cym. lowianum) x Cym. lowianum))) x (Cym. hookerianum x (Cym. eburneum x Cym. tracyanum)))))))

 

Source: Blue Nanta

 

DISCUSSIONS

 

 

VENDORS

 

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

Cymbidium Shifting Sands 'Yellow Bird'

An extremely lush, full flowered, standard Cymbidium. The color is a bright, golden orange-yellow not often seen in Cymbidiums.Cool growing. January - February blooming.  

 

SOURCE: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

 

Tesselaar (of Australia)

A new release with large flowers, 11cm across. Flowers open freely from August to September.
Orchids are exceptionally elegant plants and long lasting. They flower from 4 to 12 weeks on the plant and 2 to 3 weeks if cut for the vase.
This is a cool growing Cymbidium Orchid that is easy to grow as long as you cater for their basic needs:
1. Use an orchid growing mix
2. Position the plant in dappled light
3. Keep the plant just moist and fertilise well.
Cymbidium Orchids make ideal pot and hanging basket plants.  

 

SOURCE: Tesselaar (of Australia)

 

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