|Beallara Big Shot 'Kitty Kat'|
|Beallara Marfitch 'Howard's Dream'|
|Beallara Tahoma Glacier 'Sugar Sweet'|
|Odontioda Hot Pants 'Hot Stuff'|
LightA few hours of mild but direct morning sun on an east facing window sill will provide enough light intensity for flowering. Make sure there are no trees or buildings blocking the light. A west-facing exposure will work if you make sure the leaves don't feel hot to the touch. In a greenhouse, 50% shade.
TemperatureAll orchids like a daily 15º difference between day and night temperatures. The annual temperature range should be between 58º low (at night in winter) and 83º high (daytime in summer).
WaterTake a good look at the potting mix every day for the next week and learn to recognize the change in color & moisture that accompanies the drying-out process. The top 1/2 inch of potting mix will be lighter in color and drier on day six than on day one. Drench thoroughly from above when that top 1/2" looks dry. Saucers that allow standing water to accumulate and flow back into drainage holes are a bad idea.
Pots and Potting MediaYou did pick a pot with drainage holes, right? Putting that pot inside another pot without drainage holes is cheating. Your plant will know. Your plant will know that you value waterstain-free furniture above its own life and it will die.
Oncidium intergenerics like to grow in relatively small pots in either a fir bark-based orchid mix (which you can buy from most garden centers) or a New Zealand sphagnum moss mixture (purchased online).
Fertilizer1/2 strength all purpose soluble fertilizer every two weeks.
|Odontocidium St. Anthony of Egypt 'Huina Road'|