How long do Oncidium orchid blooms last?

2020-10-22 by No Comments

How long do Oncidium orchid blooms last?

Dendrobium and Oncidium orchids have a typical blooming season anywhere from January to March. Both of these types typically bloom 1-2 times a year and their blooms usually last 30-45 days.

How often do you water an Oncidium orchid?

every two to ten days
A good general rule is that Oncidiums with thicker roots and leaves will not need to be watered as frequently as those with thinner leaves. Plants should be watered thoroughly with lukewarm to room temperature water every two to ten days, when the planting media is half dry.

How do you water an Oncidium orchid?

Watering should be thorough, and the medium should dry at least halfway through the pot before watering again. This may be every two to 10 days depending on weather, pot size and material, type of orchid and type of potting medium.

Why do orchid flowers last so long?

Humidity is an important factor in keeping orchid blooms healthy and long lasting. Orchid blooms can wilt, experience excessive stress and drop early when exposed to very dry conditions. Most homes will have humidity levels of above 40% and this is usually sufficient for most common orchid varieties.

Do orchids need sunlight?

Orchids thrive in the sunshine, and the living room tends to get the most sunlight in your home. Indirect sunlight is best. So one of the best places to keep your orchid is near a north- or east-facing window.

Do orchids like to be crowded?

Like Goldilocks, orchids like things “just right.” While orchids love being a little crowded in their pots, every year or two it’s time to re-pot. Just as an orchid won’t perform at their best if their pot is over-crowded, a too-large pot will also inhibit flowering.

Do orchids like small pots?

Most orchids require a 4, 5 or 6 inch pot. There are seedlings and miniatures that require smaller pots, older specimen plants and some genera (Cymbidium, Phaius, large Cattleya…) that often require 8 inch pots or bigger but the majority of orchids sold in groceries, box stores, florists and the like are not these.

What is the best potting mix for Oncidium orchids?

Coarse bark or osmunda fiber are good potting media. Many Oncidiums prefer a dry rest after flowering; if the leaves drop, you have one of these: provide only enough water to prevent the pseudobulbs from shriveling until it starts actively growing again.

When is the best time to plant Oncidium orchids?

Depending on the variety the flowering season can be at any time of year, but is generally heaviest in the fall and spring. Many hybrids can bloom 2-3 times per year. In order to initiate the flower spikes, it is important to grow the plant in an area where the night temperatures fall below 65°.

What happens to the flowers of an Oncidium orchid?

Even so, it is useful to know when generally to expect flowers. Oncidium flower spikes can produce many flowers. In fact, you may be surprised by the seeming relentless flower spikes that emerge, one after another. After blooming, the flowers will wither, turn brown and begin to drop. Next, the flower spikes will dry up and turn brown.

When do Oncidiums bloom in Oak Hill Gardens?

There’s even one hybrid — the Sharry Baby — that has been nicknamed ‘the chocolate orchid’ because its bloom produces a cocoa scent. The blooming season of Oncidiums vary by type. Some blossom during the fall and others might even bloom a few times each year.

How long does it take for an orchid to bloom?

When buying an orchid, it’s very tempting to pick the orchid which has the most spectacular flowers, but this will usually mean that it is closer to the end of it’s flowering phase than the beginning. You may find that your orchid blooms for only a few short weeks, before the flowers start to die and fall off the plant.