This genus is distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia (such as northern India, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Borneo) and northern Australia. The larger flowered species from which the large flowered hybrids are derived, grow at high altitudes. Cymbidiums became popular in Europe during the Victorian era. One feature that makes the plant so popular is the fact that it can survive during cold temperatures (as low as 7˚C).
These Cymbidiums below are in bloom in our garden at the moment. The mild winter has certainly made a lot of plants bloom early this year.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.