Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Hearts of gold orchid

Hearts of gold orchid
Plant Botanical Name: 
Cymbidium
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Hearts of Gold'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Conservatory Room Location: 
Garden Court
Sunlight: 
Filtered indirect sunlight

Cymbidium orchids are typically easy to grow and produce an abundance of flowers on each spike. They preform best with indirect filtered sunlight, which produces yellowish/green foliage instead of deep green. They should be kept moist and fertilized with a high nitrogen fertilizer from July through November and a lower nitrogen fertilizer December through June. A slow release fertilizer could be applied in the fall and mid-spring.