What I don't understand is how the heat in Thailand can yield such healthy and happy orchids, when what I've read stated that orchids like cool but humid weather. This particular light green and brown specks color Oncidium Orchid was captured in Bangkok, Thailand.
Our last days were spent at one of the most amazing hotels in the world, Millennium Hilton Riverside Hotel, right in the heart of Bangkok. I was in heaven with all the fresh orchid decorations and plants. Even with this type of Oncidium Orchids, there are hundreds of different colors and shapes.
Aside from the treat of being able to gaze upon all the beautiful orchid displays, the hotel had fresh beautiful orchids planted in different settings delivered to our room. Imagine the thrill I had seeing them. Yep, smiles from ear to ear.
The location of the hotel was very convenient, since it is located right on the river Chao Phraya River. We were also very close to the skyline, but this post isn't about hotels, nor is it a sponsored post, it's about Oncidium Orchids. So back to more on orchids: below are some tips on growing and caring for the Onicidium Orchids.
Light Oncidiums like a intermediate-to-high lighting. It varies a bit with the particular type of oncidium. If the leaves are dark green, give it more light. If they're reddish, give it a bit less light. Temperature Provide cool-to-intermediate temperatures. 60-75°F is a good daytime temperature, and they appreciate a 10-15°F drop at night (6-8C). If nighttime temperatures are too warm, this may prevent blooming.
Humidity Oncidiums prefer humidity of about 70%. If you're growing orchids indoors on a windowsill, you may need to set up humidity trays for them; place some gravel in a tray, fill the tray with water to below the level of the gravel, and set the plant on top.
Water and Potting Mix Like most orchids Oncidiums don't like to dry out. Water these orchids as they approach dryness. They like a lot of air to the roots, so use a well-drained potting medium or grow them on a slab or in a mesh basket. 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. The most important advice for growing these orchids is to provide cool enough nighttime temperatures, lots of air to the roots, and not let them dry out except during a rest period after flowering. Do this and they'll thrive.
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #162
1) Do you like orchids, or have a favorite variety?
2) Have you ever try growing orchids?
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