Plant Care Finlayson's Cymbidium

Finlayson's Cymbidium

Also known as

Boat Orchid


Cymbidium finlaysonianum

How to care for Finlayson's Cymbidium


How often to water your Finlayson's Cymbidium

Water needs for Finlayson's Cymbidium
0.5 cups
every 9

Finlayson's Cymbidium needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Finlayson's Cymbidium

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Finlayson's Cymbidium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Finlayson's Cymbidium: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Finlayson's Cymbidium may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Finlayson's Cymbidium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Finlayson's Cymbidium: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Finlayson's Cymbidium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Finlayson's Cymbidium

Finlayson's Cymbidium

Finlayson's Cymbidium

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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