Growability scale = 7 (1=extremely easy, 10=very difficult)
Photo Oncidium excavatum is a rather robust species, with large pseudobulbs, 4-5" tall, topped by a single leaf 8-10" tall. The plant grows well in intermediate conditions, light to 4000 foot-candles, temps approaching 95. The spike is medium length the blooms are very numerous, about 1", cream colored with chestnut bars towards the inner half of the segments. We've only owned collected divisions, and we found that while not hard to grow or bloom, it did require a lot of patience (and four years) on our part to bloom them. This was no doubt due to our not knowing what they preferred, plus conditions "unfamiliar" to the plants. Domesticated plants, if and when they arrive on the market, will hopefully be easier to deal with.
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