Oncidium ornithorhynchum


Growability scale = 5 (1=easy, 10=difficult)
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Oncidium ornithorhynchum is a compact species which throws
short length spikes of pinkish 1" blooms with a delightful scent.
The plant is technically a cool grower, being grown mostly by
hobbyists in intermediate conditions. These conditions cause
pronounced markings on the leaves that are not harmful. This
condition is the reason the plant carries a "5" on our growability
scale. In practice, the plant is easy growing and will bloom readily.

To combat the problems with heat, we grow this species in a fine
fir bark mix, keeping damp,  to facilitate cooling via evaporation.
The hobbyist can further help the cause by potting it in a clay pot.
Temps can range from the 50's all the way up to 90. This plant is
also an excellent candidate for water culture, blooming 2-3 times
per year for us.
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