Orchid, Oncidium 'Golden Shower'
Oncidium flexuosum

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Oncidium (on-SID-ee-um) (Info)
Species: flexuosum (fleks-yoo-OH-sum) (Info)
Clonal name:'Golden Shower'
Additional cultivar information:(natural hybrid)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bright Yellow

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brea, California

Lecanto, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 17, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

One of the most cultivated orchids in Brazil, this beauty comes from the humid brazilian coastal rainforests. Itīs an epiphytic herb, with smooth, somewhat flattened, elliptic pseudobulbs, bearing a pair of ribbon shaped leaves on the base, and another on the top of each pseudobulb.

The inflorescences are panicles that come from the axil of the lower leaves, bearing tens of small flowers. The flowers have yellow with brown stripes and short petals, and a large yellow labellum with a red spot and some calousities in the middle. The flowers wave by the wind like tiny dancers in golden dresses.

It needs a supporting tree, or fiber to be planted on, keep consistently moist, and light, tolerating a few hours of sun per day. Keep it from air currents and frost free... read more