Genus of about 50 species of evergreen orchids, often epiphytic. The genus name is derived from the Greek "coumbos" (cavity, hollow, hole).
Latin name: Cymbidium "Showgirl"
They grow in humus-rich, moist soils, in partly shaded sites with high air humidity.
Grown mostly in flowerpots as indoor plants.
Propagated by division.
Orchid species with evergreen, oblong, green leaves. In winter and spring it bears
cream-coloured flowers, edged with pale pink, each with a fuchsia-spotted, creamy white lip.