Growing guide

How to grow oncidium orchids (cool growing)

These tender orchids produce colourful flowers on tall stems, but can be tricky to grow. They like slightly lower temperatures and higher humidity than in many homes, but if you have a cool room, cool conservatory or greenhouse, they’ll create an exotic, eye-catching display.

Quick facts

  • Tender orchids with exotic flowers, usually in autumn/winter
  • Can be tricky to grow as houseplants – Cambria types are the most suitable
  • Often sold under their former name of Odontoglossum
  • Position in a cool room, or in a cool conservatory or greenhouse
  • Provide bright light, especially in winter, and high humidity

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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