Cymbidiums are found across Asia, from India east to Japan, and south to Borneo and Australia. They are readily distinguished by their relatively long, pointed, grass-like leaves, and stout, closely-grouped, round pseudobulbs. The Cymbidium, of all the orchids, has the oldest references to cultivation in the historical record, being depicted or mentioned in art and writing since the time of Confucius (551-479 BCE), who called the Cymbidium “King of Fragrance.” Cymbidiums grow and flower best in bright light and in cool conditions. Standard Cymbidiums are large hybrids with sprays of many, large, long-lasting flowers that come in many colors. Although Standard Cymbidiums are the most common, there are heat-tolerant Cymbidiums, bred to flower in warmer conditions, and ‘Novelty’ Cymbidiums bred to grow to and flower at a more compact size. Growing the Jensoa Cymbidiums of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean species is an orchid hobby unto itself. Jensoa section species like Cymbidium goeringii have a multitude of cultivars, and are prized for their fragrance, distinct colors and forms of both flower and foliage.