Brassidium Gilded Urchin 'Ontario'
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'
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
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.