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Oncidium ornithorhynchum (Dove orchid)

Skill rating
Advanced
skill rating
Maintenance level
4 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
0.45m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.45m
Max spread
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Oncidium ornithorhynchum

Other names: Dove orchid, Oncidium ornithorrhynchum, Bird beak orchid

Genus: Oncidium

Species: O. ornithorhynchum - O. ornithorhynchum is an epiphytic orchid with ovoid pseudobulbs, each with two linear to elliptic, soft, mid-green leaves and, in autumn, arching panicles of fragrant, white, pink or purple-pink flowers with dark pink lips.


Oncidium ornithorhynchum is: Evergreen

Flower: Pink, Purplish-pink, White in Autumn

Foliage: Green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Upright

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs

Diseases: May suffer from virus.

General care

Propagation: Divide when plants overflow their containers.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Oncidium ornithorhynchum (Dove orchid) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation: Grow in pots of epiphytic orchid compost under glass between 13ºC and 30ºC in filtered light. Provide high humidity in summer. In growth, mist daily and water freely, feeding with half-strength fertiliser every third watering.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)


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