Friday, February 19, 2010

Oncidium onustum 'Bountiful'

Oncidium onustum 'Bountiful' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergWhen I cataloged and re-potted Lillian's plant in Sonoma I was able to have a piece for my collection. The flowers are very long lasting and the plant is quite attractive. Even though the original plant is in bark, I mounted it.

Oncidium onustum 'Bountiful' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergOncidium onustum grows from Mexico to Ecuador and Peru. It is warm to hot growing and needs a complete dry winter rest from after blooming until new growth starts.

The plant has done well mounted. There are two leads which produced spikes and the pseudobulbs are as large as the previous generation. The flowers are open but the spikes are only about half as the spike now growing on the original plant. But it is doing well enough that I will wait a year before changing its conditions.

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