Oncidopsis orchids are often called Cambria orchids, this particular one is a hybrid of Oncidopsis 'Stefan Isler' x Miltoniopsis 'Kensington' and is part of the Orchidaceae family. They usually flower between autumn and winter and are most suited to a north or north-east facing window. ‘Nelly Islar’ love moisture; a damp potting mix made up of orchid bark and sphagnum moss is best. Underwatering can lead to a concertina effect in the leaves.
Height: Approximately 65cm from base of pot.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Night time temperature of 17°C and daytime temperature of 23°C, good air circulation is also recommended. Note that the higher the temperature, the more spots the flower will have, the cooler it is, the more red the flower will be.
Light: Bright filtered light is best.
Watering: Check potting mix at least once a week - plant may require weekly watering. Don't allow this plant to dry out.
Air humidity: Ideally 60-70% humidity; this can be achieved by misting the leaves, grouping plants together or placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every two weeks, dilute fertiliser to half the recommended strength.
Potting mix: Repot with a mixture of orchid bark and sphagnum moss.
This plant is non-toxic but keep out of reach of pets and children just in case.