The original origin of the Oncidium is from North and South America: This area runs 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 types, 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 multiform fleshy callus on the lip and the so-called “ears” on the column.
The beauty of the oncidium is that there are many buds on a branch. When the orchid is at its ripest, it is sunshine in the house.
The Oncidium likes to be in a light place but prefers not to have direct sunlight.
The Oncidium feels pleasant at a temperature between 18 and 25 °
Watering once a week is usually sufficient, the orchid does not like to have its roots in the water.
For a longer lifespan, regular spraying of leaves and roots is recommended. If the humidity is low, you can spray the smallest flower buds daily to prevent them from drying out.
Every 14 days Orchids fertilize according to the quantity indicated on the packaging. Do not feed in winter, from November to January.
Once every three years and use orchid soil for this. Do this in the spring and when the orchid has finished flowering.
When the flower stem has finished flowering, you can cut the branch at the very bottom. From a new shoot, the Oncidium produces a flower spike again, this takes 8 to 12 months.