Oncidium orchid, more commonly called the dancing doll or dancing lady orchid, are quite popular ornamental orchid species known for their beautiful flowers. Although orchid, in itself, are usually recognized for their large and exotic flowers, Oncidiums have captured many florist’s attention and interest due to their exceptionally large and thick spikes of soft yellow flowers that give them the word dancing. The orchid spikes have been utilized in decorative flower arrangements, jewelry, dried or powdered metals, and various other purposes. Growing orchid plants is a skill that requires patience, knowledge, and dedication. The following are some tips on how to choose the best orchid plants for your needs.
Dancing dolls orchids are not extremely rare, but it is not easy to find them. On the contrary, there are millions of these orchid plants left over in the world’s tropical forests. Because of their unique characteristics and beauty, these orchid plants are difficult to capture in a container, making them more expensive and rarer than other orchid species.
The orchid has its basic anatomy and the majority of its leaves are solid. However, like all plants, it must have some degree of care and attention in order to grow properly. You can help it develop a healthy environment by providing it with oncidium orchid potting mix. On top of helping the orchid grow healthily, a good potting mix will also prevent the plant from spreading to nearby places, especially to those plants that are already close to it.
Unlike other epiphytic orchids, or Oriental orchids do not have pseudobulbs. Pseudobulbs are actually smallish white or yellowish leaves which grow as separate flowers on each cylinder-shaped body. This type of orchid is particularly popular in China, Japan, and Korea. It is very rare elsewhere in the tropics and in the United States.
On the whole, there are a number of subspecies and different types of orchid species from across the globe. Some of these are more rare than others, while others are more common. Most of them belong to the phalaean orchid family, which includes the African orchid family and the orchid genus Orchid.
One subspecies of the phalaecium orchid, the Moringa Ridingok, is particularly exceptional: it has only five inches long flowers, but when they bloom they grow to about sixty inches. The main reason for this is that they are susceptible to serious pest infestations, and yet they still manage to reproduce sexually. If you are an enthusiast who loves exotic plants, then this orchid would be perfect for you. But since it is quite rare, it would be a waste of money to buy one.
On the other hand, African orchids are probably the most popular varieties grown today. They come in many different colors and can be used to replace other kinds of exotic plants. However, you must keep in mind that African orchids need strong light, high temperatures and humidity, which is why they are best cultivated in a hydroponic system, where they can stay safely planted in water. Also, keep in mind that they will not flower until they get about two to three inches tall; therefore, if you want them to bloom before the garden is even half way finished, you should wait at least for the first flush of growth. This is the only time they will produce flowers.
Some of the most common names for these plants are Walking Lady Orchids, Walking Coneflower orchid and Dancing Doll Orchid. In Europe, they are called Apuntice and Camille. In Asia, they are known as Asian Nightingale orchid. Other common names for this cactus-like plant are Apunteles and Aso-Scented Nightingale.