Bratonia Cartagena × Oncidium Alaskan Sunset
Culture and Care Information
*Cultural and care information is based on average Oncidium care, use it as guide and should be adapted to suit your environment. Some Oncidium intergeneric hybrids may have more specific care. Always do thorough research for your planties.
🌡 Temp: Most Oncidium intergeneric hybrids are Intermediate to Warm (☀️18-24°C/🌑15-21°C). Tolerable to hot temperatures with good air flow.
💧 Water: When the plant is actively growing, water when medium has just begun to dry out but is still slightly damp. When the plant is completing it's active growth let it dry more, this encourages flowering rather than vegetative growth. When it is dormant (not actively growing), typically in winter, do not water until medium is almost completely dry.
☁️Humidity: 30-60%, ensure medium to high airflow to dry out any water droplets on leaves to prevent spotting.
✨ Tip: Spotting on leaf. Some Oncidium intergeneric hybrids will produce tiny black spots on their leaves which look like freckles if the water is too cold or droplets are left on leaves for long periods (days) when you water the plant and it gets on the foliage. It is simply cosmetic damage and you don't need to worry. To reduce the likelihood of more spots developing, water carefully (or bottom water) and provide sufficient airflow.
💡 Light: Bright indirect to Medium direct, SouthEast or West exposure. Avoid the brightest 2 hours of the days only during peak summer months. Direct sun exposure for 3-4 hours in the morning or evening best. Artificial supplementary light recommended to extend to 10-12 hour light period during winter or low light homes.
🌰 Media: Sphagnum Moss and/or Fine bark mix combination. Best time to repot is when there is sign of a new growth. The plant should be positioned in the pot so that the newest growth is farthest away from the edge of the pot, allowing the maximum number of new growths before crowding the pot. Keep humidity high and fast wet to dry cycles in the medium until new roots form.
🧪: Fertilize: When it's actively growing in vegetative stage - typically when a new growth or bulb emerges and is growing. Increase as the bulb gets more mature to maximize growth potential in the bulb to get highest chance of inflorescence (flowering). We recommend MSU & Marphyll rotation in low dosage every other or 3 watering and allow water flushing in between.
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