Oncidium Alliance

About: Oncidium crosses are an easy, forgiving group of orchids perfect for those who tend to like watering their plants a lot. They grow well in a wide variety of conditions which vary depending on the cultivar, though generally prefer very bright light and semi-frequent watering. Oncidiums have characteristic clustered sprays of small blooms that have gained the nickname "dancing ladies".

Potting mix: Long fiber sphagnum or fine orchid bark, repot yearly (after blooming)

Light: Medium-bright indirect light 

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is nearly dry, decrease in cold months

Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 85F max day)

Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity

Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free balanced fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter

**Some species require unique conditions, consult species reference for more exact info (aos.org recommended).