Oncidium Pacific Panache 'Fireside Fever'
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. Oncidium Pacific Panache 'Fireside Fever' was previously classified as Wilsonara due to larger 2 inch flower size. A good, forgiving beginner orchid.
Plant may vary from pictured. Unless stated, orchid will not be in bloom.
Registered name: Oncidium Pacific Panache 'Fireside Fever'
Parent lineage: Oncidium Sphacetante X Oncidium Lisa Devos
Origin: South, Central America
Type: Intermediate temp epiphyte
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 18-24in at maturity. Very tall flower spikes.
Blooming size: YES, blooms last about a month, will bloom up to twice a year.
Bloom info: 2in ruffled red blooms with an orange lip.
Fragrant: None observed
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. Shielded South or West 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. 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to monthly in Winter.