A feast for the eyes

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

With each passing spring, our Oncidium sphacelatum
becomes more beautiful, perched in a Tabebuia.

This dancing lady orchid, Oncidium sphacelatum, is a splendid example of how orchids thrive in trees. The three-foot flower spikes are loaded with hundreds of tiny yellow flowers that dance on the winds of Spring.

Fertilized every two weeks with 15-5-15, this lovely specimen has large pseudobulbs to retain water, and it is seldom given extra irrigation (unless I happen to think about it). For ease of care and great reward, it's an orchid at the top of my list.