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". Onc. Gold Dust is a charming, super fragrant Twinkle type Oncidium hybrid with small light pink and yellow flowers. Perfect for beginner growers looking for a hardy fragrant orchid. 



Registered name: Onc. Gold Dust

Parent cross: Back cross of Onc. Twinkle (ornithorhyncum x cheiropherum) to cheiropherum

Pot Size: 3in

Plant height: 5in (current), 14-18in at maturity

Blooming size: YES, In Spike (4/18/21)

Bloom info: Compact, pink/yellow sprays, variable bloom season

Fragrant: YES, very heavy floral fragrance



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 fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter

Onc. Gold Dust 3in