Oncidesa (Oncidium) Gower Ramsey 'Pure Yellow'
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 inch flowers. Oncidium Gower Ramsey is a well known orange-yellow form, however the 'Pure Yellow' variant has bright lemon flowers with no characteristic dark center. An excellent choice for those that like to water.
Plant may vary from pictured. May not be in bloom.
Registered name: Oncidesa Gower Ramsey 'Pure Yellow'
Origin: Oncidium origins = South America, Central America, Mexico and the West Indies
Type: Intermediate temp epiphyte
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 18-24in at maturity. Flower spikes reach 3ft in height
Blooming size: YES, blooms last about a month, will bloom multiple times a year or in succession
Bloom info: 1in lemon yellow "dancing lady" sprays of flowers
Fragrant: None observed
Potting mix: Fine bark or fine bark and sphagnum mix. Repot in Spring once root bound.
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 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: 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.