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Oncidium Alliance - Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat'

Oncidium Alliance - Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat'

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Experience the captivating beauty of Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' an exceptional intergeneric hybrid that combines the best traits of the Odontoglossum and Oncidium orchid genera. This medium-sized, epiphytic orchid is sure to mesmerize with its stunning appearance and graceful blooms.

Cultivating Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' is a rewarding experience, as it thrives in a variety of conditions and adds a touch of elegance to any orchid collection.

Striking Appearance: With strap-shaped, evergreen leaves that grow to be around 30-40cm long, Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' presents a visually appealing foliage throughout the year. New growth emerges from the swollen stem base, known as a pseudobulb, which acts as a reservoir for water and nutrients. The pseudobulbs are oval-shaped, slightly flattened around the top, and partially concealed by two pairs of green, leafed sheaths.

Abundant Flowering: Prepare to be enchanted by the profusion of blooms that adorn this orchid. The upright, branched stems can reach up to 75cm in length and bear multiple inflorescences, especially in larger plants. Each flower is approximately 3-4cm in size, significantly larger than your standard Oncidium blooms. The vibrant yellow petals are heavily adorned with a dark red pattern, creating a captivating contrast. The dark plum-maroon petals have edges gilded in yellow, which adds a touch of elegance and depth to the overall appearance.

Hybrid Origins: Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' is a hybrid of Odontonia Rustic Bridge and Odontocidium Crowborough, two exceptional orchid varieties. This unique lineage contributes to the deep burgundy flower petals and a bright red lip, making each bloom a true work of art.

Cultivating Tips:

Lighting: Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' thrives in bright, indirect light. A balance of shade and filtered sunlight is ideal to ensure optimal growth and vibrant blooms. Avoid exposing the orchid to direct sunlight, as it may cause leaf burn.

Temperature and Humidity: This orchid variety prefers moderate temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) during the day, with a slight drop at night. Additionally, it appreciates a relative humidity level of around 50-70%, which can be achieved by misting the leaves or using a humidifier.

Watering and Fertilization: Water the orchid thoroughly when the top inch of the growing medium feels dry. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. During the active growing season, fertilize regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Potting and Repotting: Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' benefits from a well-draining orchid mix, such as a blend of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. Repot the orchid every 1-2 years, preferably after flowering, using fresh potting medium and a slightly larger pot.

This is a blooming size in a 4" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, Limited!

Indulge in the allure of Odontocidium Wildcat 'Bobcat' and witness the breathtaking display of its vibrant blooms. This captivating orchid hybrid is a testament to nature's artistry and will surely elevate your orchid collection with its unique beauty.

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