Cymbidium Orchids: Workshop


Cymbidiums are one of the least understood plants.  They are hardy, forgiving, water wise and easy to maintain in a normal garden and produce prolific and beautiful flowers that can last up to 6 weeks.  

I was given some old plants and bought a couple of new ones and was amazed at the results.  From 10 plants I have had at least two in flower at any time since the 8th May and still have two going strong.

Cymbidiums need to be repotted about every 4 years and divided on a regular basis, creating new plants which make ideal Birthday and Christmas presents.  

To remove the mystery I have invited Christo, a member of the Cape Orchid Society to hold a small workshop at our home at 10 am on Saturday 9 November.  The workshop will last approximately  2 ½ hours with practical demonstrations of dividing and repotting, as well as growing advice and types of orchid fertilizer to use and when and how to water.  Christo will bring a supply of fertilizer, bark mix and pots with him for sale.  Those who attend are welcome to bring along existing plants and he will advise them on their upkeep.

A fee of R200 per person will be charged to cover travelling expenses and includes tea / coffee and cream scones.   Space is limited so please book early by contacting Adin  082 852 6696 or Sharon  082 756 2926.

“Indlunkulu” (The House of the Chief Wife) 5 Fynbos Heights, Swellendam

This workshop is being supported by the Swellendam Garden Club.

For details on the Cape Orchid Society, founded in 1957, please see 


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