1) Plant History & General Information:
- Location on Property: Garden E by Jungle Cottage
- Scientific Name: Oncidium cebolleta orchid
- Region of Origin: from northern Mexico, the Caribbean, and some parts of South Florida to South America. They usually occur in seasonally dry areas.
- Type: Ornamental
- General History: Dancing-lady orchid is a common name for some species in this genus. They are known as ‘spray orchids’ among some florists. They are very varied and are easily hybridized. Oncidium, abbreviated as Onc. in the horticultural trade, is a genus that contains about 330 species of orchids from the sub tribe Oncidiinae of the orchid family (Orchidaceae). As presently conceived (May 2014), it is distributed across much of South America, Central America, Mexico and the West Indies, with one species (O. ensatum) extending into Florida.
2) Plant Uses:
- As Food: NA
- As Medicine: NA
- Other Uses: House plants and yard ornamental
3) Growing Instructions
- Growing: Most orchids like humidity to be about 70%. This is considerably more humid than most homes
- Best time to Harvest: /
- Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: rich, loose soil. excellent drainage
- Propagation: Cutting, division, grafting, seed, separating. Prepare ground with compost/soil mix, place the bulb and cover/pat/water.
- Controlling Spread: Then out by root and relocate or remove with Kama to shape
- Difficulties with this plant: If growing inside, detailed care must be taken because it will become a Princess indoor plant. Our orchids are Jungle Queen survivors and do well in Hawaii without assistance. Too little lighting is one of the more common mistakes in growing orchids
- History of this Plant at Hedonisia: /