This particular orchid is a cultivar bred in a greenhouse. The orchids creator named it after his wife, Nelly Iser.
'Nelly Iser' boasts deep pomegranate red blooms. The five petal that make up the crown of the orchid are elongated, where the lower petal is bodacious and full, speckled and stripped leading to a yellow centre. Their bright patterned blooms are reminiscent of untouched jungles.
Where is it from?
The Cambria Orchid is not a naturally occurring species. In facet the species has developed through cross breeding of different orchids.
Who is the Cambria 'Nelly Iser'?
The Cambria orchid, like most orchids is a Epiphyte. If they were to occur naturally in the wild they would be found growing on trees, using the branches as support. Its the genetic cross breeding of this species that creates the bright colours and exotic patterns.
We have marked this orchid as ‘Easy to Advanced’ for care. It really comes down to how green, your green thumb is. If you have a nice warm bright spot in your house and can increase the surrounding humidity. You probably will not struggle with this orchid! However, If you are unable to meet these requirements you might find them tricky to keep happy.
The low water requirements makes this a more of a set it and forget it plant. Especially in the winter. The orchid will likely surprise you with flowers if you maintain a regular schedule, And we think these blooms are with it!
Pet Friendly: No
Location Suggestions: In the Northern Hemisphere we suggest placing near your Orchid near a window that is North West facing. You can place them on shelves, desks and in you bedroom as long as they have plenty of light and humidity.
Blooms appear deep red in cooler temperatures. Unlike other orchids, Cambrias don’t bloom twice on stems.
Useful to know
Light: Place your Cambria orchid in a shaded spot where it will receive plenty of bright indirect light or filtered light.
Origin: Is not a naturally occurring species.
Water: Water sparingly in the winter, a little as every fortnight.. Your plant is dormant and will not be actively growing. The soil should be damp to the touch not sopping and should never dry out. In the spring and Summer or once blooms have appeared, increase the watering. Check every 5 days to make sure the soil is consistently damp.
Humidity: Prefers high humidity, as high as 605 to 70%. Keep your orchid near a humidifier or diffuser to increase the humidity.
Temperature: Provide cool temperature in the Autumn and Winter season, 10°C to 15°C. And during the day in Spring and summer keep the temperature warm from 21°C to 24°C.
Fertilizer: Cabria orchids prefer organic fertilizer. Use an organic orchid fertilizer and reduce does on package by half. Do not fertilize in the Autumn or Winter.
Soil: We recommend using a mix of coco coir, sphagnum moss and orchid bark mix. You want to achieve a soil that is well-draining and allows airflow at the root zone. The Cococoir will help to retain water and nutrients.
Propagation: Separate the pseudobulbs after blooming.
Repotting: Hydrate the root zone and media for easy removal. And plant into fresh damp soil. This can be done every 12-24 months after the plant has lost its blooms.
Cleaning Tip: Cut away faded stems after the blooms have finished their life cycle. Make the cut at the base of the stem.
Toxicity: Yes, this toxic and not safe for consumption.
Blooming: Typically blooms in the Winter and the Spring when the temperatures drop. Blooms appear deep red in cooler temperatures. Unlike other orchids, Cambias don’t bloom twice on stems.