Cymbidiums are amongst the most common orchids blooming in winter and spring. The word Cymbidium comes from the Greek kymbe which means a boat, referring to hollowness in the floral lip. Cymbidium is native to tropical and subtropical Asia covering North India, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the islands of Borneo and Northern Australia, usually growing in cooler high-altitude climates.
- Soak seeds in water for about 12 hours. This will soften the seed coat and make it easier for the water to penetrate.
- Place the soaked seeds into a container with a moistened paper towel or cotton wool.
- The container should be covered with plastic wrap and placed in a warm, dark area.
- After about two weeks, you should see roots starting to grow from the bottom of the seed.
- At this point, you can plant your phalaenopsis seedling into soil or moss and place it in a bright area with indirect sunlight.