Oncidium Orchids

Oncidium

(on-sid-ee-um) 

Prolific bloomer.

  • Flowers: White, yellow, red and brown blooming in the fall.
  • Soil/Potting Preference: A fine mix of fir bark with ½ to 1 cm pieces of bark, perlite and charcoal. Prefers a plastic pot.
  • Watering:
  • Active Growth: Allow medium to partially dry out until slightly damp.
  • Dormancy: Allow medium to dry out completely.
  • Fertilizing: Use 1/8 to ¼ strength weekly Spring and Summer. Every two weeks Fall and Winter.
  • Light Requirement: High light levels with at least 4 hours direct light.
  • Temperature Requirements:
  • Night Time Minimum: 14°C
  • Day Time Maximum: 29°C
  • Humidity Requirements: 50 to 60%

Growing Orchids Part 1: Getting Started
Growing Orchids Part 2: Growing Conditions
Growing Orchids Part 3: Pests and Disease
Growing Orchids Part 4: Maintenance and Orchid Care Sheets

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