Burrageara Francine '#3'
Burrageara is an Oncidium-type hybrid that has similar needs to Oncidium or Miltoniopsis orchids. Burr. Francine '#3' has blush red blooms that fade over time into a soft pink. Lovely delicate flowers and a fun orchid to observe due to the changing flower color.
Plant may vary from pictured. May not be in bloom.
Registered name: Burrageara Francine '#3' (also called Oncidiopsis)
Parent lineage: Miltoniopsis Maui Titan × Oncidopsis Edna
Origin: Oncidium origins = South America, Central America
Type: Intermediate temp epiphyte
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 10-14in at maturity. Flower spikes can reach 24in height
Blooming size: YES, blooms last about a month, may bloom multiple times a year
Bloom info: 2in blush red flowers that fade to pink
Fragrant: None observed
Potting mix: Fine bark or fine bark and sphagnum mix. Repot in Spring once a year.
Light: Bright indirect - medium light. North or East facing preferred. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is near dry. Do not allow to stay dry for long periods (flower drop, pseudobulbs shrivel, leaves crisp and "accordion").
Temp: Intermediate-warm (50F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 60-80%, prefers med-high humidity. Will tolerate 50-60% humidity with adequate watering.
Fertilizing: Heavy feeding Spring-Summer. 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease fertilizing to once a month in Winter.