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Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' (Low's cymbidium 'Concolor')

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4 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor'

Other names

Low's cymbidium 'Concolor', Cymbidium lowianum var. concolor

Genus

Cymbidium Cymbidium

Variety or Cultivar

'Concolor' _ 'Concolor' is a tender, epiphytic orchid with ovoid pseudobulbs, linear to strap-shaped, dark green leaves and, in spring, arching racemes of bright green to yellow-green flowers with bright-yellow marked, creamy-white lips.


Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Flower

Yellow-green, Bright-yellow, Cream in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded leaves as necessary.

Propagation

Divide in early to mid-spring when outgrowing pot.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' (Low's cymbidium 'Concolor') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow under glass in orchid compost between 10ºC - 24ºC in bright, filtered light & good ventilation. Water moderately, mist 1-2 times daily, and feed every third watering. Place in full light in winter & water sparingly.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor'

Other names

Low's cymbidium 'Concolor', Cymbidium lowianum var. concolor

Genus

Cymbidium Cymbidium

Variety or Cultivar

'Concolor' _ 'Concolor' is a tender, epiphytic orchid with ovoid pseudobulbs, linear to strap-shaped, dark green leaves and, in spring, arching racemes of bright green to yellow-green flowers with bright-yellow marked, creamy-white lips.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green, Bright-yellow, Cream in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded leaves as necessary.

Propagation

Divide in early to mid-spring when outgrowing pot.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' (Low's cymbidium 'Concolor') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow under glass in orchid compost between 10ºC - 24ºC in bright, filtered light & good ventilation. Water moderately, mist 1-2 times daily, and feed every third watering. Place in full light in winter & water sparingly.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' (Low's cymbidium 'Concolor')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orchidophilus spp.

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A pest of orchids spreading in trade. Currently absent from the UK and unlikely to establish outdoors. Could cause severe damage to hosts growing in protected cultivation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' (Low's cymbidium 'Concolor')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Cymbidium lowianum 'Concolor' (Low's cymbidium 'Concolor')

Common pest name

Black scale; Coffee scale; black; Nigra scale

Scientific pest name

Parasaissetia nigra

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Present at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for in excess of 100 years. Candidate for deregulation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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