How to grow Oncostele

Oncostele grow and care – orchid leaf plant of the genus Oncostele also known as Oncostele orchid, Oncostele perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics, mediterranean climate greenhouse or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11-12.

Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on like a bulb.

Oncostele flower

Flower color can be: yellow, orange, purple, brown, red, pink, white, black or mostly more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, flower shape its five narrow petals linear to elliptic and one petal in apron shape with decoration.

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How to grow Oncostele growing and care:

Recommend temperature at day time 18C (65F) – 24C (75F) at night time 10C (50F) – 15C (60F) can survive more than 5C, high humidity, 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 change cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really 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:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mite

Pruning season:
After bloom

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year (in climate with different between the summer and the winter will bloom in the spring and the autumn)

General information about the flower
Apron shape with decoration petal and five narrow petals linear to elliptic, color can be: yellow, orange, purple, brown, red, pink, white, black or mostly more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

Scientific name:


How to grow Oncostele

Oncostele plant care



Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Brown flowers
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Orchids
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12