Growability scale = 3 (1=extremely easy, 10=very difficult)
Photo Oncidium barbatum is an easy growing mini plant, capable of blooming on a single growth. At maturity it generally will be no more than 6-8" tall, with the ovoid, slightly pleated pseudobulbs making up about 1/3 of the total height. The spike, usually single, eminates from the base of the plant and is 8-10" long. The blooms, 5-10 per spike, are golden in color with dark barring. Very large sidelobes and lip are clear yellow. The darker background of the petals and sepals, coupled with the lighter sidelobes and lip, gives the appearance of two flowers stacked on top of each other. The blooms generally align themselves in one direction, making a very attractive display. The plants grow equally well mounted or in pots with a medium bark mix. We grow them mounted, light in the 2500 FC range, temps 65-90, watering weekly with additional mistings as needed during the summer days. They are summer bloomers.
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