If your Cymbidium Orchid is not flowering then incorrect temperature might be the reason. Because cymbidiums need a constant temperature to bloom.

But there are other things also that directly impact the flower production of the orchid plants.

Light, Watering, and humidity are also important to encourage your cymbidium orchid to re-bloom. But if you are sure that your orchid is not flowering.

Then you need to follow my below tips. First of all, you need to start with basic care and then move to advanced techniques.

In 95% of the cases, disturbance in regular care is the main cause that prevents cymbidium orchids from flowering.

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How do I get my cymbidium orchid to flower again?

Start with the basic care steps if you are sure that your plant does not want to bloom. Little changes in daily care will push your plant to produce a heavy bloom.

Below is the complete guide:

Light Issues

Lack of adequate light prevents flowering in Cymbidium Orchids. They need 10 to 12 hours of indirect bright light.

If you fail to full fil the light needs then your orchid plant will not bloom.

Put the plant pot on the sunny window to full fill these needs. Then your plant will re-bloom in the same season.

To check whether your plant is getting enough light or not you need to inspect the plant leaves.

If the leaves are apple green then the plant is getting sufficient light and if they are dark green then it is not receiving enough light.

Change in Temperature

The incorrect temperature of grow room also impacts the flowering time of the plant. Actually, the orchid plants need a cool temperature at night to bloom.

Therefore, you need to lower the room temperature to 10 degrees F at night time.

This will help your plant to easily grow new spikes and buds.

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Fertilizers are essential for triggering the flowers in Cymbidium Orchids. They supply essential nutrients that will help plants to produce flowers.

In the initial growing stage, the orchids spent their energy producing new growth. If you do not give them proper nutrition, they will become unable to flower.

Therefore, use liquid orchid fertilizer. Use clean water to dilute it to half strength then give it to the plant. Spring and summer are the two fertilizing seasons.


Dehydration is another thing that is common in orchid care. Because these plants like to grow on little dry side and growers do not water them on time.

In spring and summer, cymbidium orchids need water once in 7 days. It also depends upon the temperature of the room.

If the temperature is high then your plants will need more water.

They need water to convert light into their food. In the absence of adequate water, they produce less food. Hence the cymbidiums become weak and stop flowering.

Because with the limited stock of energy their first job is to save themselves.

While watering avoids overuse of it because the extra water will invite root fungus disease. Once your cymbidium orchid gets infected by root rot. There are few chances that it will bloom again in its life.

Compact Roots

Cymbidium Orchids not flowering due to lack of space in the root zone is a common problem. Cymbidium Orchid roots need good space to remain healthy.

Healthy roots can transfer a high amount of fertilizer and water to different parts of the plant.

When you do not repot the plant, the pot becomes small for the roots. The root ball feels suffocated and becomes unable to absorb the desired amount of water and nutrients from the soil.

This is the reason I suggest repotting orchid plants on time. Use one size bigger pot and use fresh soil.

Your Cymbidium Orchid will bloom again if you correct this issue ASAP.

What is the flowering time of Cymbidium Orchids?

At the first stage of flowering, Cymbidium Orchid grow buds. Late Autumn and winter are the budding time of cymbidiums.

The buds turn into flowers from the last days of winter to later spring. At this stage, if you do not control the temperature, light, and watering then your Cymbidium Orchid will not flower.

Keep eye on each care need to prevent this common problem in your cymbidium orchid.

How many times do cymbidium orchids bloom in a year?

Cymbidium Orchids bloom once a year from Autumn to Spring. But nowadays we have many hybrid Cymbidiums.

These varieties bloom twice a year and they also need less care and maintenance than the original variety.

The bloom will last for 3 to 4 months on both types of Cymbidium Orchids.

Give your plant lots of bright light (not direct). You can only expose your orchids to direct sunlight in the morning time.

Afternoon sunshine is highly intense and this can burn the plant leaves.

How to care once Cymbidium Orchid Bloom?

Once your cymbidium orchid produces flowers then you need to give it the proper care to maintain its current state of health.

The first step of care is cutting the flower spikes. Because they are not growing to produce more flowers in next year. Some orchids use the same spikes to bloom multiple times.

But cymbidium orchid grows new spikes every year to grow beautiful flowers.

If you skip repotting this results in Cymbidium Orchid not flowering. Repotting is a necessary step when the plant roots become visible over the topsoil layer.


When the soil loses its fertility or when the organic matter in the soil starts decomposing and the soil starts changing its color.

At the time of repotting please change the potting soil to put new life in your plant. This will freshen the supply of essential nutrients.

Also, increase the chances of Cymbidium Orchid bloom.

To give your plant a nutritional boost to help in the flowering stage you must use liquid organic fertilizers. They are specially designed for plants.

These liquid nutrients do not settle down at the bottom of the pot.


Now you know why your Cymbidium Orchid is not flowering. Take care of all the basic care needs and your plant will surely produce a good number of flowers.

All the causes are listed here except pest infections. Because you can easily identify them by inspecting your plant leaves.

Only hard-to-identify causes are mentioned above. If you still facing a problem contact us, and we will happy to help you.


  1. Hi I have a congested Cymbidium. It has been in the same pot for 25 years and used to bloom every year up until about 6 years ago. Should I separate the roots and repot?


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