CARING OF YOUR ONCIDIUM

INDOOR CULTIVATION

TEMPERATURE:

We would recommend temperatures of night: 10-15oC, day: 15-23oC.

LIGHT:

Your plant will be happiest in good light, but not in direct sunlight.

WATERING:

We would recommend using rainwater, particularly if your orchid is in a sphagnum moss mix. Never stand the plant in excess water but make sure that is allowed to drain away.

HUMIDITY:

Make sure that the base of the pot is above the water level. Putting the pot on an unturned saucer would help lift it slightly.

FEEDING:

Feed your plant regularly when you water but every fourth watering leave out the fertiliser to stow any build up to be washed from the compost.

POTTING:

This should be carried out between February and April for young plants and those not producing flower spikes, or in September for flowering size plants. This need to be done every year.

AFTER FLOWERING:

Normally your plant will produce a single spike, altought sometimes large mature plants will produce several. The flower may last five to seven weeks. Flowering times are late autumn/winter or late spring.

OTHER HINTS:

*Never stand the plant too close to a heater or radiator, nor in a draught.
*Plants will be lose the odd leaf from time to time, do not worry!

Plant not for consumption!