Twinkle Twinkle Little Orchid…

Oncidium Twinkle "Pink Profusion"

The great thing about growing diverse orchid species is that they flower at different times. That means I have something in bloom throughout the year.

This is Oncidium Twinkle “Pink Profusion.”  I have only had it for about six months, but it seems to be a cheery and undemanding plant. When I bought it, it was in spike, and now it is blooming again, sending up a thin spike with many delicate two toned pink flowers. It is fragrant, too, but I find the scent a bit funky.

The Oncidium alliance is a large one, with over 600 known species. They are native to the American tropics – Central and South America. Everything I have read about mine indicates that it is easy to grow, and I have found that to be true. It sits in a sunny window with its orchid friends, and I alternate its feeding with plain water, Superthrive and Michigan State University orchid fertilizer.

This is a charming little plant with a lot going for it. All in all, great bang for my buck.

Small plant - big impact


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Twinkle Twinkle Little Orchid…

  1. Wendy says:

    This is a very pretty little plant – definitely a lot of bang for the buck!


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