The yellow cymbidium orchid originated in Asia and Australia. Unlike some other varieties of orchids, the yellow cymbidium does not grow wild anywhere in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The flowers of the yellow cymbidium orchid tend to grow in bunches of twenty flowers per stem, reports Colorado State University. The yellow cymbidium blooms have four large petals and two smaller ones.
In addition to the yellow, cybidiums have burgundy or mauve spots either one of the smaller petals or all of the blossoms’ petals. The petals of the yellow cymbidium orchid are thick and have a waxy texture.
Yellow cymbidium orchids bloom once per year, with the particular month of the blossoming varying based upon the specific hybrid of yellow cymbidium, explains Colorado State University.
Yellow cymbidium orchids prefer daylight temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees F and nighttime temperatures of 58 to 60 degrees F, according to Colorado State University. Cymbidiums thrive in environments that are 50 to 80 percent humidity and often require a humidifier to thrive.
Yellow cymbidium orchids require large amounts of direct sunlight and well-draining soil, explains Colorado State University.