Cymbidium 'Magic Chocolate' (Boat Orchid)
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Cymbidium 'Magic Chocolate' (Boat Orchid)

Boat Orchid 'Magic Chocolate'


Cymbidium 'Magic Chocolate' (Boat Orchid) is a tall orchid hybrid boasting upright racemes studded with long-lasting flowers. It is a cross between Cymbidium erythraeum and Cymbidium Vogel's Magic.

  • Grows up to 24-36 in. tall (60-90 cm).
  • Grows in orchid compost in bright but indirect light. Provide good air circulation.
  • Needs a minimum temperature of 50-57°F (10-14°C) in winter and a maximum temperature of 86°F (30°C) in summer.
  • Water thoroughly when compost is almost dry, allow to drain. Feed through the summer with an orchid fertilizer.
  • Once the flowers have faded, remove the spent flower spikes.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and mealybugs.

Tips for reblooming

  • Make sure that your Cymbidium is receiving at least 12 hours of filtered sunlight or UV rays daily, especially during spring, summer and fall months. If the leaves are bright green or too dark, your plant is not getting enough light for blooming. Leaves should be a medium to golden green in color, not dark green.
  • Moderate and regular watering, adequate fertilization are important in triggering your cymbidium orchids to bloom.
  • Cymbidiums need a day-night temperature difference of at least 25°F (15°C) to bloom well. If you are growing your cymbidium outside, make sure you regularly remove all fallen leaves and debris that accumulate on the orchid and in the pot. This will avoid them to decompose and cover your emerging flower spikes and rot them out.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Plant Type Orchids
Plant Family Cymbidium - Boat Orchids
Exposure Partial Sun
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Patio and Containers

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 12
Plant Type Orchids
Plant Family Cymbidium - Boat Orchids
Exposure Partial Sun
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Patio and Containers

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