The original origin of the Oncidium is from North and South America: This area extends from Florida and Mexico to Peru and Argentina.
The nickname of the Oncidium Orchid is Tiger Orchid. She owes this name to the tiger print on the flower. There are many varieties, each with their own tiger print. The length of the inflorescences varies from a few centimeters to more than a meter. Special features of the flowers are the multi-shaped fleshy callus on the lip and the so-called â€œearsâ€ on the column.
The beauty of the oncidium is that there are many buds on a Â branch. When the orchid is at its ripest, it is a sunshine in the house.
The Oncidium likes to be in a light place, but prefers no direct sunlight.
The Oncidium feels comfortable at a temperature between 18 and 25 Â°
Watering once a week is usually sufficient, the orchid does not like to stand with its roots in the water.
Regular spraying of leaves and roots is recommended for a longer life. If the humidity is low, you can spray the smallest flower buds daily to prevent dehydration.
Every 14 days Orchid fertilizer according to the amount indicated on the packaging. In winter, from November to January, do not feed.
Once every three years and use orchid soil for this. Do this in the spring and when the orchid has finished flowering.
After the bloom
When the flower stem has finished flowering, you can cut the branch at the very bottom. The Oncidium produces another flower branch from a new shoot, this takes 8 to 12 months.