Oncidium 'Katarina Zoch'
dancing ladies / butterfly orchid
- available to order from summer
- 12cm pot - 50cm tall
- Position: bright but indirect light
- Soil: these plants do not need to grow in compost, but if potting up, use a specialist orchid compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
- Current height:approximately 50cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
- Number of stems: 2 flower stems
- Pot cover: choose a 12.5cm orchid pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.
When we saw this we just had to add it to our range. We loved it because of its dainty-looking sprays of yellow-eyed pink and red flowers, which emerge from pointed buds and have a light scent. The foliage is attractive too, being a rich lustrous green, so this is definitely one to add to the collection if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.
- Home care: Water weekly by sitting the pot in a tray of water (or the kitchen sink) for 15 minutes so it can soak up as much as they like, then leave it to drain throughly before moving it back into position. Keep them in a bright spot with protection from direct sunshine during spring and summer, and don't worry if the roots grow outside the pot. In their native environment, they grow in the crooks of branches, and use these aerial roots to absorb water from the air. They do not mind being overcrowded in their pots, so you only need to repot them when the growth starts to suffer.