Oncidium Gold Dust (mini)
Twinkle-type Oncidiums are very compact with tiny, 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 most compact Oncidiums. Very fragrant - sweet vanilla and cherry scent.
Plant may vary from pictured. This is an orchid plug with 1-2 growth points. Plants range from near blooming size (1-2 years from blooming) to blooming size. Grower selection.
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 (55F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 40-70%, tolerant of low humidity with adequate watering.
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.