8 Dangers To Avoid With Oncidium Orchids

Oncidium orchids are commonly known as the “Dancing Ladies” and have been enjoyed for centuries. In fact, the above image of Oncidium barkerii comes from L’Illustration Horticole in the year of 1854.

Oncidium kramerianum, from Colombia and Ecuador is called as the “butterfly orchid,” with golden yellow flowers freckled with brown. A popular one grown today is Oncidium “Sharry Baby.”

Large plants and miniatures all Oncidiums are showy as they explode into bloom.


  • Light – semi-sunny to semi-shady (medium green leaf color is perfect)
  • Temperature – average household temps are good
  • Humidity – 50% or more
  • Soil – osmunda fiber or shredded bark, kept evenly moist, but occasionally allow to be nearly dry.
  • Propagation – by division in spring
  • Grown anyplace where temperature is moderate and cool
  • Flowers usually once per year that are very colorful and fragrant – ranging from white to dark red

To grow healthy oncidiums, avoid these 8 dangers:

  • Giving them too much light
  • Overwatering
  • Placing them in one area for the rest of the year
  • Not providing necessary humidity levels
  • Using the wrong potting medium
  • Potting them incorrectly
  • Over-fertilizing
  • Repotting

To find more about Oncidium orchids, read the full article at the link below…

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004QJBTQU” locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”https://plantcaretoday.com/wp-content/uploads/51HBSy%2BmAgL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″] One of the more popular Oncidiums grown today is “Sharry Baby” check out this [easyazon-link asin=”B004QJBTQU” locale=”us”]Large, mature Sharry Baby, the Chocolate Orchid, blooming size[/easyazon-link].

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