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Oncidium incurvum – 365 days of orchids – day 982

We have another new species for 365 days in this delightful Oncidium species from Mexico and Central America.

Oncidium incurvum is a medium sized plant but produces very long flower spikes and hundreds of deep pink and white flowers each 3cm across. The spikes re-flower after the first flush from side shoots that develop from the the base of the branches on the spike – an extraordinary feature that gives this species an exceptional amount of flower each year.

The species is found in cloud forests from 1300-2100m and so plant enjoy cool wet conditions although we find that good drainage in a basket grows better plants for us than pots due to the profuse roots produced.

The spikes are thin and flexible and so a decision has to be made whether to stake (as here) of to allow a naturally semi pendulous habit.

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  1. A Jones says:

    Do you know what pollinates this one please?