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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Aug 2, 2012.
A colorful little species.
I don't usually care much for Oncidiums, but this one's pretty cool!
Ditto the Oncidium comment above, but I'd definitely grow that. Any info on a source? Thanks! -Stephen
I grew a couple of plants for a few (from Andy's Orchids) and then they went down hill. How are you growing it? I may have to try again.
Marni, I've been growing it on the cool side of intermediate for over two years now, medium light(~2000FC), dry out between waterings for sure. Good air movement.
Did you grow it warm? Someone asked me if she could grow it in the south...
Tom, I grew it about 54-55F minimum night. It did dry between waterings. I was told by several people that it grows quite warm and I might have trouble. Or maybe it was the dry winter rest I was giving it...
I think Andy told me it would grow better on the cool side(edit: now it is listed as I/C grower on his website)..., but based on the alt. given by IOSPE, it should grow warm also.
I don't give mine a winter rest, same watering scheduel year round.
I must say it is a good clone with good form and bright colors. Here is photo of its first blooming back in Oct. 2010:
It is much more colorful than the two I was growing.
The blooms are nice ... but look at those roots. Great growing!