Oncidium Gold Dust (mini)
Twinkle-type Oncidiums are very compact with tiny, very fragrant flowers. At adult size they create many delightful sprays of blooms. Oncidium Gold Dust is a desirable backcross of Onc. Twinkle and Onc. cheirophorum with light yellow flowers of variable color and a tendency to put out 4 or more spikes at various times of the year. One of the easiest and most compact Oncidiums.
Plant may vary from pictured. Unless stated, this plant may not arrive in bloom.
Registered name: Oncidium Gold Dust (Onc. Chian-Tzy Chiou-Ping 'Tow')
Parent lineage: Oncidium Twinkle × Oncidium cheirophorum
Origin: Central/South America
Type: Intermediate-cool temp epiphyte
Plant height: 6-10in at maturity (compact size)
Blooming size: YES, blooms last 1-2 months. Bloom time is variable
Bloom info: 1/2-1in ruffled yellow sprays of flowers. Blooms emerge from new pseudobulb growths.
Fragrant: Yes, strong sweet vanilla floral fragrance
Potting mix: Fine bark or long fiber sphagnum. Repot in Spring every 2 years.
Light: Bright indirect - medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred for largest bloom display. North or East facing tolerated. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media reaches dry. Do not allow to stay dry for long periods (bud blast, pseudobulbs shrivel, leaves crisp and "accordion"). Decrease in cold months.
Temp: Intermediate-cool (55F min night, 75F max day).
Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity.
Fertilizing: Heavy feeding Spring-Fall. 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot with water once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to 1/4 or 1/8 strength every other watering or once monthly in Winter.