Psychopsis (Oncidium) Mendenhall FCC/AOS orchid seedling
Native to northern South America, Central America and Trinidad, these orchids are noted for producing rather odd looking flowers that some folks call The Butterfly Orchid
We have a bunch of seedlings of the 'Hildos' FCC/AOS cultivar, awarded in 2004.
judges had this to say about the flowers: "Two flowers of excellent
shape on two long inflorescences borne on a well-grown plant with leaves
of heavy substance; flowers large, well-presented, unusually flat;
dorsal sepal and petals green, heavily overlaid with bold mahogany
blotches; lateralsepals pleasantly undulated, yellow, heavily blotched
burnt sienna; lip midlobe yellow proximally banded with 1-cm-wide,
burnt-sienna ring, crest yellow with burnt-sienna lateral stripes;
column off white with mahogany-wine ciliaon wings; substance firm;
Flowers are about 2 inches wide and about 5 inches tall. The breeding is Psychopsis Butterfly x Psychopsis papilio.
like dappled light to bright shade, and relatively warm temps. Good air
movement helps. Do not allow to dry out completely and repot annually.
Probably NOT the best orchid for beginners, but worth a try if you have
even a little experience.
seedlings are freshly repotted in 3-inch pots. We always ship the
largest. Probably two years from first blooming, but a blooming plant at
an orchid show would run $50 or more, so it's worth the time to grow it
Not in flower now.
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