Oncidium Aka Baby 'Raspberry Chocolate' (HCC/AOS) 4in
Oncidium orchids, or "dancing ladies" create some of the largest and most delicate looking displays. Although these orchids are far from delicate in nature, they create eye-catching tall sprays of 1/2 inch flowers. This variety is related to the popular Onc. Sharry Baby and has blooms that smell like sweet chocolate.. A good, forgiving beginner orchid.
Plant may vary from pictured. Unless stated, orchid will not be in bloom.
ONCIDIUM CARE INFO:
Potting mix: Fine bark or fine bark and long fiber sphagnum mix. Repot in Spring once root bound (1-2 years).
Light: Bright indirect - medium light. Not picky about window direction but prefers to be within 3 ft of a window or plant light. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure to prevent bleaching.
Water: Water frequently (check the bark every other day) when media is near dry. Do not allow to stay dry for long periods (pseudobulbs will shrivel, leaves will crisp and "accordion").
Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 90F max day).
Humidity: 40-60%, tolerant of low humidity.
Fertilizing: Heavy feeding Spring-Summer. 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease to monthly in winter once growth begins to slow. Run room temperature clean tap water through the potting mix once monthly to prevent salt build up.