Oncostelopsis is an Oncidium intergeneric cross and can be grown like a typical Oncidium. They 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 indirect light and frequent watering. Perfect for beginner growers looking for a hardy fragrant orchid.
Registered name: Oncostelopsis Leopoldo 'Corona King'
Parent lineage: Oip. Pacific Waters x Ons. Aloha Sparks
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 14in
Blooming size: YES, blooms last several months
Bloom info: 1-2in yellow and red flame-colored blooms, variable bloom season after new pseudobulb forms
Fragrant: Possibly - no current noticeable fragrance in newly opened blooms.
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