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Brassidium Gilded Urchin 'Ontario'

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Brassidium Gilded Urchin 'Ontario' is the distinguished cultivar of a primary hybrid (two species crossed) that produces elongated yellow flowers with a brown speckled center. Long spindly blooms have earned this genus the title of "spider orchid". A rewarding orchid perfect for beginners. Drought tolerant.

Plant may vary from pictured. May not be in bloom. 


Registered name: Brassidium Gilded Urchin 'Ontario'

Parent lineage:  Brs. arcuigera x Onc. wentworthianum

Origin: (Brs.) Colombia and Ecuador, (Onc.) Mexico and Guatemala

Type: Intermediate-warm growing epiphyte

Pot Size: 4in

Plant height: 18-24in at maturity, flower spikes reach 36in or higher

Blooming size: YES, blooms last about 2-3 months

Bloom info: 3in spidery yellow blooms with brown speckles, tall spikes

Fragrant: None observed

Toxic: No


Potting mix: Fine bark or fine and coarse bark mix. Repot in Spring every 2 years.

Light: Bright indirect - medium light. Shielded South or East facing preferred. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is dry (about once or twice a week).

Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 90F max day).

Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity.

Fertilizing: Heavy feeding Spring-Summer. 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to every other watering in Winter.