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Orchid 'Oncidium onustum 'L'

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Oncidium onustum 'L'
Oncidium onustum is a small orchid with yellow flowers in a characteristic shape. The Oncidium onustum likes warm temperatures and is very suitable for a tropical terrarium. Read more about Oncidium onustum below the photo's under 'product info' and 'plant care'
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Oncidium onustum 'L'
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Oncidium onustum 'L'
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Oncidium onustum is endemic to the north of South-America, where it can be found at altitudes ranging from 25 to 1200 m. These are regions with long, arid winters. The orchid's flowers from summer till fall. Countless yellow flowers appear with a size reaching up to 2 cm. At the stem Oncidium onustum has 'reservoirs' of about 2,5 cm for storage of water and nutrients. From this reservoir one single thick leaf appears. The orchid grows in trees, where it lives in the shadow of neighboring plants
Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

In nature Oncidium onustum mostly grows at moderate altitude. Therefore, warm night temperatures of about 19-29 degrees Celsius are preferable, and even a bit higher during the day. The orchid needs plenty of water during the flowering period, preferably combined with orchid nutrition. After the blooming no more watering is required. Only as the new stalks appear, one can slowly start to water the orchid again. Oncidium onustum grows optimally with high humidity. To achieve this place other plants and sphagnum (a type of moss) in the proximity of the orchid, or spray the leafs with water in the morning.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Large
large
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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