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Oncidium Alliance - Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' GM/TOGA - a Black Orchid!

Oncidium Alliance - Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' GM/TOGA - a Black Orchid!

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Jiaho Queen 'Jia Ho,' also known as Gomesa (Gom.) Jiaho Queen, is an intriguing hybrid cross created by Jia Ho Orchids in 2018. The parentage includes Gomesa Mulatta's Dancing and Gom. varicosa, resulting in a wonderfully unique orchid that captures attention with its extraordinary features.

This stunning orchid boasts deep, dark, almost-black flowers adorned with a striking bright yellow lip. The contrast between the rich brown and vibrant yellow is truly mesmerizing, making it an absolute delight to behold. The blooms are petite, measuring about 2 inches in size, but they captivate with their peculiar shape. The dorsal sepal and petals gracefully stand up, while the lateral sepals elegantly point downwards, creating a one-of-a-kind appearance.

Jiaho Queen 'Jia Ho' is a compact grower, producing thick stalks that contribute to its robust and hearty nature. The arching inflorescences of this orchid bear numerous enchanting flowers, enhancing its overall appeal.

In fact, the resemblance of its yellow and black blooms to a bumble bee is truly remarkable. This miniature Oncidium hybrid has gained widespread recognition and accolades. It has been hailed as the best Onc. varicosa hybrid to date, earning it a prestigious Gold Medal from the Taiwan Orchid Growers Association (TOGA). This recognition is equivalent to a First Class Certificate in the American Orchid Society, further cementing its exceptional status.

One noteworthy aspect of Jiaho Queen 'Jia Ho' is its warmth tolerance, setting it apart from its species parent, Onc. varicosa. This characteristic allows the orchid to flourish in various temperature conditions, making it a resilient and adaptable addition to any collection.

Cultivating Tips for Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho':

Light Requirements: Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' thrives in bright, indirect light. Provide it with filtered sunlight, such as an east or west-facing window, to avoid direct exposure to intense sunlight, which can cause leaf burn.

Temperature and Humidity: This orchid variety prefers moderate temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. Maintaining a humidity level of 60% to 90% is crucial for its well-being. If you live in a dry climate, using a humidity tray with water and Superthrive and/or Seaweed solution can help create a suitable microclimate.

Watering: Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' appreciates regular watering during the active growing season, typically in the warmer months. Water the plant when the top inch of the potting mix feels dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Allow excess water to drain from the pot to prevent waterlogged roots.

Potting Medium: These orchids prefer a well-draining potting medium that allows water to flow freely. A popular mix for Oncidiums includes a combination of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite or charcoal.

Fertilization: During the active growing season, fertilize your Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper dilution and frequency.

Repotting: Repot your orchid every 1 to 2 years, preferably after the blooming period. Use a slightly larger pot if necessary, but avoid overpotting, as these orchids like to be somewhat root-bound.

Air Circulation: Ensure good air circulation around your orchid, as it helps prevent the growth of mold or fungus.

Blooming: Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' is known for its stunning and fragrant blooms. The flowers typically appear on long, arching inflorescences with numerous small blooms. Expect a dazzling display of color and a pleasant fragrance during the blooming season.

This is a blooming size in a 3" pot, about 1 to 2 year to bloom. Mericlone. Limited!

By following these cultivating tips, you can provide your Oncidium Jiaho Queen 'Jiaho' with the ideal conditions for healthy growth and vibrant flowering. With its unparalleled beauty and accolades, Jiaho Queen 'Jia Ho' GM/TOGA, or Gomesa Jiaho Queen 'Jia Ho' GM/TOGA, is a captivating choice for orchid enthusiasts. Bring home this exquisite orchid hybrid and marvel at its unique allure and charm.

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