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Oncidium longipes

Oncidium longipes

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Introducing the Oncidium longipes - a captivating orchid species that will add a touch of elegance to any orchid collection or indoor garden. Native to the cool montane forests of Peru, southern Brazil, and Paraguay, as well as the lowlands along river banks, this small-sized epiphyte thrives in a range of environments. With its unique features and beautiful blooms, the Cyrtochilum Oncidium longipes is sure to captivate orchid enthusiasts and novices alike.

This orchid variety showcases oval, elongate pseudobulbs that serve as its storage organs. Atop these pseudobulbs, you'll find one or two apical leaves that are linear-oblong in shape, culminating in a delicate point. During the summer through fall, the Cyrtochilum Oncidium longipes produces an erect, short raceme, ranging up to 6 inches (15 cm) in length, which holds loosely 2 to 6 cinnamon to floral scented flowers. The intoxicating fragrance of these blossoms will fill your space with a delightful aroma.

Sequencial bloomer!

Cultivating the Oncidium longipes is an enjoyable experience, and here are some tips to help you achieve success. For optimal growth, mount this orchid on tree fern or pot it using a finer mixture, specifically designed for epiphytic orchids. Provide a balance of hot to cool temperatures, ensuring the orchid is not exposed to extreme fluctuations. High humidity levels are essential, so mist the plant regularly, especially during the summer months. Bright indirect light is ideal for this orchid species, but be cautious of direct sunlight, which may scorch the leaves. Good air circulation will keep the plant healthy and prevent the onset of pests or diseases.

When it comes to watering, the Cyrtochilum Oncidium longipes appreciates frequent watering during its active growth phase. However, as the pseudobulbs mature, reduce the watering frequency to allow for a dry winter rest. This rest period is crucial for the plant's overall health and promotes future blooming.

It's worth noting that the Oncidium longipes is often compared to the Oncidium uniflorum orchid species, as they share several similarities. However, the Cyrtochilum Oncidium longipes stands out due to its larger plant size, inflorescence length shorter than the leaf, and distinct flower characteristics. With large flowers measuring approximately 3.5 cm from the dorsal to lateral sepal, a lip slightly smaller than the lateral petals, and noticeable lateral lobes of the lip in relation to the midlobe, this orchid variety boasts unique and exquisite features.

While cultivating the Oncidium longipes, keep in mind that it requires meticulous care. The plant features two soft, oblong leaves that can reach up to 6 inches in length. It thrives when potted in an epiphytic orchid potting mix, which provides the necessary drainage and aeration. Filtered light is recommended to prevent leaf burn, and in the winter months, the orchid can tolerate full light. However, be cautious of gray mold, a common issue that can affect the flowers. Monitor the plant closely and take appropriate measures to mitigate the risk of fungal infections.

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

Bring the allure of the Oncidium longipes into your home or greenhouse today. With its graceful foliage, delightful fragrance, and captivating flowers, this orchid species will undoubtedly become a cherished addition to your collection. Embrace the rewarding experience of cultivating this orchid, and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

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