Because I believe cymbidium orchids are the best performing outdoor orchids in Perth and are very long lasting when in flower. With just a little knowledge, they are easy to grow and bloom. My aim has always been to produce well grown quality plants and to help customers with reliable service and advice.
It is pleasing to again offer for sale an extensive range of new seedlings, including community pots for the first time.
A special thank you to Andy Easton for providing the images of Cooper Point ‘Geyserland’ 4n, erythrostylum ‘Tikitere’ 4n, madidum ‘New Horizon’ 4n and Parish Peter ‘New Horizon’ 4n – which can be found in the Gallery Stud Plants section of the website.
At Springfield Orchids, plants are grown year round (with the exception of several species which are put under a solid roof during the winter months only) in a shade house under 70% black knitted shade cloth.
They are not mollycoddled in any way. Kalamunda experiences temperatures as low as zero degrees Celsius in winter, up to about 45 degrees on exceptionally hot summer days.
The plants are grown in black plastic pots on 50 cm high steel mesh benches. The potting mix consists of 75% premium coco peat (i.e. coir) and 25% perlite. Cymbidiums planted out of flask are grown in sphagnum moss for 6 to 9 months.
Watering is done in the morning, usually every second day in summer and once or twice a week in autumn and spring. Plants are rarely treated with pesticides or fungicides.
I fertilise with 12 month slow release Nutricote, applied once a year in spring or when potting. Smaller plants are also liquid fed in their first 12 months. All my plants are hand watered.
They are also cooled (around sunset) during summer to promote greater flowering. I find the application of Seagold (liquid kelp) after dividing and when transplanting particularly useful.
Happy growing and feel free to contact me on (08) 9293 3196, or pop in to the nursery for any assistance.