Cymbidium ensifolium is an orchid species native to the tropical climates of Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Sumatra, and Java. It is also known as The Four-Season orchid, golden-thread orchid, spring orchid, burned-apex orchid, and rock orchid.
Cymbidium ensifolium is a medium-sized, evergreen orchid species. This plant is a lytophite - this means it prefers to root on rocks. These orchids grow in misty evergreen forests on mossy limestone at the sea level about 1500 meters. Cymbidium ensifolium has egg-shaped pseudobulbs and 2-4 leaf-bearing stems. The leaves are about 60cm long and 2cm wide. Normally, cymbidium ensifolium blooms in late summer-early autumn. The bloom period is shorter than in a regular cymbidium - about 2-3 weeks. Each stem carries around 3-8 fragrant flowers, 2-3 in (5-7 cm) wide. The flowers have a pale yellow color with red spotting.