Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oncidium sphacelatum in bloom

Oncidium sphacelatum - Photo by Richard LindbergOncidium sphacelatum grows from Mexico south to Venezuela in low altitude rain forest. It is warm to hot growing, but does very well intermediate. It is giant sized and grows long, pendulous spikes of 6 feet or more.

When I got the plant it was badly overgrown and in serious need of dividing. I took it apart 7 months ago and I have been growing the pieces bare root in baskets. They have been watered and fed of course, but most of the pieces are pretty small and I was surprised that any spikes developed.

Lillian has a few of these too, so there will be about 20 Oncidium sphacelatum spikes in bloom for the open house on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. I'm like this information, I seek care for this plant greetings from MEXICO