How to grow Dancing lady orchid

Dancing lady orchid growing epiphytic leaf plant orchid of the genus Oncidium also known as Dancing lady Oncidium, Dancing lady orchid perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in tropics, subtropics, mediterranean climate or in greenhouse or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves color green in linear shape the leaves grow on like bulb.

Dancing lady orchid flowers

Flower color can be: yellow, red, white, pink, brown mostly more than one color the flowers in a shape of dancer and grow in inflorescence on stems.

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Requirements for Dancing lady orchid growing and care:

Recommend temperature at day time 20C (68F) – 25C (77F) at night time 13C (55F) – 18C (65F), change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil, more than 50% humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot

Planting season:
Spring / Summer (if you grow it indoor or as houseplant there is no significance for the season)

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Pruning season:
After bloom

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem

Size of the plant?
0.4-2 m, 16-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water (when it’s hot)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade with a lot of light

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (when there is different of temperature in some location it is in the spring and the autumn)

General information about the flower
Dancer flower in colors: yellow, red, white, pink, brown mostly more than one color the flowers and grow in inflorescence on stems

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