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Botanical name: Oncidium ornithorhynchum
Other names: Dove orchid, Oncidium ornithorrhynchum, Bird beak orchid
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
Diseases: May suffer from virus.
Propagation: Divide when plants overflow their containers.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
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
Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Indoor unheated (H2)
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