Cymbidium suave Snake orchid

An epiphytic orchid with pendulous, highly fragrant flowers. It can produce hundreds of flowers when well grown. It naturally grows in the hollows of trees in moist temperate to sub-tropical areas. The lack of pseudo-bulbs mean that it dislikes disturbance once established. Best grown in a hollow log in decomposing eucalyptus heartwood.

Scientific Name:Cymbidium suave
Common Name:Snake orchid
Plant Type:Orchid
Height:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Strongly acidic, Mildly acid
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants