Subject: Culture question feeding orchids
Date sent: Thu, 8 Nov 2001
I live in Milton, South Otago NZ and have taken over the care of an orchid that belonged to my mother who died
I believe it is a "Cym Peters Delight" and need to know the best time to feed it, (it is flowering at
the moment) and with what?
Also how to I split it up?
I apprecieate any help you can give having never had anything to do with ordchis before.
These pages should provide the information you require.
However I can comment specifically on your questions as follows
Cymbidiums are gross feeders and require plenty of food while in active growth, especially during the spring and
summer - a top dressing of a general plant fertiliser, and regular applications of a liquid fertiliser with each