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Boat orchid
Boat orchid
Boat orchid (Cymbidium)
The boat orchids are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium, means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
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Key Facts About Boat orchid

Attributes of Boat orchid

Plant Height
90 cm
Spread
45 cm
Leaf type
Semi-evergreen

Scientific Classification of Boat orchid

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Distribution of Boat orchid

Distribution Map of Boat orchid

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Exploring the Boat orchid Plants

8 most common species:
Cymbidium goeringii
Noble orchid
The noble orchid is an evergreen orchid found in subtropical areas of East Asia. It is also known as the 'scholar's orchid' because Confucius initially documented its species. This plant is quite easy to grow and maintain, and it is trendy among plant growers due to the pleasant aroma that its blossoms emit.
Cymbidium hookerianum
Hooker's cymbidium
Hooker's cymbidium is an orchid native to Asia that grows on trees in wet, dark woodlands or on steep banks or rocks. The plant was given the name "hookerianum" to honor the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Cymbidium faberi
Multi-flower orchid
The orchid species multi-flower orchid is found in Southern China, India, and Nepal. It was first described in 1896 by Robert Allen Rolfe, and it grows in many shrubby places and slopes. The flowers are yellowish-green, and it has a purplish red patch. It can tolerate various temperatures and a few degrees of frost, but below -3 ℃ can cause damage to the flowers.
Cymbidium sinense
Chinese cymbidium
Chinese cymbidium (Cymbidium sinense) is a tropical orchid species native to southern China. Chinese cymbidium grows best in lowland humid forests in rich soils. This species is often grown as a houseplant in well-drained rich soil in pots.
Cymbidium eburneum
Ivory-colored cymbidium
Regarded as one of the most beautiful orchids, the ivory-colored cymbidium is, unfortunately, considered an endangered and threatened species. It is the parent of the first Cymbidium orchid hybrid and it's still being regularly used for hybridization. Besides its striking appearance, this orchid is known for the pleasant, lilac-like fragrance.
Cymbidium ensifolium
Golden-thread orchid
The leaves are 30 to 60 cm in length and are flat and gentle, but when dry, many streaks appear. The flower diameter is 4 to 5 cm, similar to Shunlan.
Cymbidium lowianum
Low's boat orchid
The low's boat orchids are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium lowianum, means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Cymbidium aloifolium
Aloe-leafed cymbidium
Aloe-leafed cymbidium has the honor of being the first orchid known in Europe and was described by the master taxonomer Carl Linnaeus in 1753. This is a native East Asian and Southeast Asian orchid that grows on rotting wood, tree trunks and branches, and leaf litter. Like many orchids, the plant is grown ornamentally for its showy flowers and requires warm conditions to thrive.

All Species of Boat orchid

Noble orchid
Cymbidium goeringii
Noble orchid
The noble orchid is an evergreen orchid found in subtropical areas of East Asia. It is also known as the 'scholar's orchid' because Confucius initially documented its species. This plant is quite easy to grow and maintain, and it is trendy among plant growers due to the pleasant aroma that its blossoms emit.
Hooker's cymbidium
Cymbidium hookerianum
Hooker's cymbidium
Hooker's cymbidium is an orchid native to Asia that grows on trees in wet, dark woodlands or on steep banks or rocks. The plant was given the name "hookerianum" to honor the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Multi-flower orchid
Cymbidium faberi
Multi-flower orchid
The orchid species multi-flower orchid is found in Southern China, India, and Nepal. It was first described in 1896 by Robert Allen Rolfe, and it grows in many shrubby places and slopes. The flowers are yellowish-green, and it has a purplish red patch. It can tolerate various temperatures and a few degrees of frost, but below -3 ℃ can cause damage to the flowers.
Chinese cymbidium
Cymbidium sinense
Chinese cymbidium
Chinese cymbidium (Cymbidium sinense) is a tropical orchid species native to southern China. Chinese cymbidium grows best in lowland humid forests in rich soils. This species is often grown as a houseplant in well-drained rich soil in pots.
Ivory-colored cymbidium
Cymbidium eburneum
Ivory-colored cymbidium
Regarded as one of the most beautiful orchids, the ivory-colored cymbidium is, unfortunately, considered an endangered and threatened species. It is the parent of the first Cymbidium orchid hybrid and it's still being regularly used for hybridization. Besides its striking appearance, this orchid is known for the pleasant, lilac-like fragrance.
Golden-thread orchid
Cymbidium ensifolium
Golden-thread orchid
The leaves are 30 to 60 cm in length and are flat and gentle, but when dry, many streaks appear. The flower diameter is 4 to 5 cm, similar to Shunlan.
Low's boat orchid
Cymbidium lowianum
Low's boat orchid
The low's boat orchids are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium lowianum, means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Aloe-leafed cymbidium
Cymbidium aloifolium
Aloe-leafed cymbidium
Aloe-leafed cymbidium has the honor of being the first orchid known in Europe and was described by the master taxonomer Carl Linnaeus in 1753. This is a native East Asian and Southeast Asian orchid that grows on rotting wood, tree trunks and branches, and leaf litter. Like many orchids, the plant is grown ornamentally for its showy flowers and requires warm conditions to thrive.
Day's cymbidium
Cymbidium dayanum
Day's cymbidium
Cymbidium dayanum, the Day's cymbidium, is a species of orchid, also known as the phoenix orchid or tree orchid.
Cymbidium Strathtyne 'Cooksbridge'
Cymbidium Strathtyne 'Cooksbridge'
Cymbidium Strathtyne 'Cooksbridge'
The cymbidium Strathtyne 'Cooksbridge's are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium Strathtyne 'Cooksbridge', means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Cymbidium Rievaulx 'Cooksbridge'
Cymbidium Rievaulx 'Cooksbridge'
Cymbidium Rievaulx 'Cooksbridge'
The cymbidium Rievaulx 'Cooksbridge's are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium Rievaulx 'Cooksbridge', means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Finlayson's cymbidium
Cymbidium finlaysonianum
Finlayson's cymbidium
Finlayson's cymbidium grows on the surface of trees or along rock faces in Southeast Asia. They are popular in hanging baskets or other arrangements that let their pendulous strings of flowers hang. A tradition in Borneo holds that growing finlayson's cymbidium at your house will keep evil spirits away.
Cymbidium 'Rembrandt'
Cymbidium 'Rembrandt'
Cymbidium 'Rembrandt'
Cymbidium 'Rembrandt' is an orchid with very unusual and unique green flowers with bright red lips. It has a long bloom time and sends out many flowering spikes during a season. This cultivar is a cross between Cymbidium Culpaulin and Cymbidium Valley Blush, and was named after the famous Dutch painter. It is also known as the ‘Rembrandt Masterpiece’ for its showy display.
Cymbidium 'Ice Cascade'
Cymbidium 'Ice Cascade'
Cymbidium 'Ice Cascade'
Cymbidium 'Ice Cascade' is an orchid with long strap-like evergreen foliage and hanging strings of white flowers that have a long bloom period. It is a cultivar of the Cymbidium plant. The name comes from the cascading habit of the flowers and their ice-white color. It makes a fabulous addition to an indoor display garden.
Cymbidium canaliculatum
Cymbidium canaliculatum
Cymbidium canaliculatum
The cymbidium canaliculatums are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium canaliculatum, means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Moist forest cymbidium
Cymbidium madidum
Moist forest cymbidium
The moist forest cymbidiums are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium madidum, means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Cymbidium 'Mont Millais'
Cymbidium 'Mont Millais'
Cymbidium 'Mont Millais'
Cymbidium 'Mont Millais' is an orchid with strap-shaped mid-green leaves mottled with light gray-green. It offers a stunning single yellow flower with white sepals. This is a cultivar of the Cymbidium plant and originates from the Netherlands. It can make a beautiful addition to an indoor display garden.
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Boat orchid
Boat orchid
Boat orchid
Cymbidium
The boat orchids are a genus of orchid flowers from Asia and Australia. The scientific name, Cymbidium, means "little boat" or "little bowl," and was given for the shape many species' flowers take.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
info

Key Facts About Boat orchid

Attributes of Boat orchid

Plant Height
90 cm
Spread
45 cm
Leaf type
Semi-evergreen

Scientific Classification of Boat orchid

distribution

Distribution of Boat orchid

Distribution Map of Boat orchid

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
species

Exploring the Boat orchid Plants

8 most common species:
Cymbidium goeringii
Noble orchid
The noble orchid is an evergreen orchid found in subtropical areas of East Asia. It is also known as the 'scholar's orchid' because Confucius initially documented its species. This plant is quite easy to grow and maintain, and it is trendy among plant growers due to the pleasant aroma that its blossoms emit.
Cymbidium hookerianum
Hooker's cymbidium
Hooker's cymbidium is an orchid native to Asia that grows on trees in wet, dark woodlands or on steep banks or rocks. The plant was given the name "hookerianum" to honor the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Cymbidium faberi
Multi-flower orchid
The orchid species multi-flower orchid is found in Southern China, India, and Nepal. It was first described in 1896 by Robert Allen Rolfe, and it grows in many shrubby places and slopes. The flowers are yellowish-green, and it has a purplish red patch. It can tolerate various temperatures and a few degrees of frost, but below -3 ℃ can cause damage to the flowers.
Cymbidium sinense
Chinese cymbidium
Chinese cymbidium (Cymbidium sinense) is a tropical orchid species native to southern China. Chinese cymbidium grows best in lowland humid forests in rich soils. This species is often grown as a houseplant in well-drained rich soil in pots.
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All Species of Boat orchid

popular genus

More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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