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X Vuylstekeara Cambria (X Vuylstekeara Cambria)

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4 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

X Vuylstekeara Cambria

Other names

X Vuylstekeara Cambria

Genus

X Vuylstekeara X Vuylstekeara

Variety or Cultivar

Cambria _ Cambria is an evergreen, epyphitic orchid with elongated pseudobulbs producing strap-like, dark green leaves and, about twice a year, long, rigid stems bearing racemes of white flowers, heavily spotted and barred with red to reddish-pink markings.


X Vuylstekeara Cambria is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Flower

Reddish pink, Red, White, Spotted in All seasons

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Divide when the plant fills its container and spills over the sides. Remove the flower stem once it has completely turned brown.

Propagation

Divide when plants overflow their containers.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

X Vuylstekeara Cambria (X Vuylstekeara Cambria) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in pots of epiphytic orchid compost under glass from 13-30ºC in filtered light. In summer, provide high humidity, mist daily, water freely, and feed a half-strength fertiliser every 3rd watering. In winter, give full light & water moderately.

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 heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

X Vuylstekeara Cambria

Other names

X Vuylstekeara Cambria

Genus

X Vuylstekeara X Vuylstekeara

Variety or Cultivar

Cambria _ Cambria is an evergreen, epyphitic orchid with elongated pseudobulbs producing strap-like, dark green leaves and, about twice a year, long, rigid stems bearing racemes of white flowers, heavily spotted and barred with red to reddish-pink markings.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink, Red, White, Spotted in All seasons

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Pruning

Divide when the plant fills its container and spills over the sides. Remove the flower stem once it has completely turned brown.

Propagation

Divide when plants overflow their containers.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

X Vuylstekeara Cambria (X Vuylstekeara Cambria) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in pots of epiphytic orchid compost under glass from 13-30ºC in filtered light. In summer, provide high humidity, mist daily, water freely, and feed a half-strength fertiliser every 3rd watering. In winter, give full light & water moderately.

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 heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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