It's hard to capture the loveliness of this orchid in a photo taken inside the house on a rainy Sunday. I almost killed myself trying all angles atop the kitchen steps! No matter, you get the picture (no pun intended).
They were a present for Madame Mere and these particular ones came from Costco. Look for them at your local nursery and at Trader Joe's, Kroger and other stores. This is their time of year.
Cymbidium, often called boat orchids, are known for their large spikes and long lasting blooms. If you take proper care of them, the flowers will last for 8-10 weeks.
They need lots of light, no direct sun, and a moist soil . Madame Mere's apartments are the best place for them. She is the Orchid Whisperer!
For how best to care for them, follow the tips from this source or the one that comes with your orchid. If you live in California, you can grow them outside. Anywhere else, including Florida (it's too hot for them in Summer), stick to the pot.