Orchid of the Month
Oncidium Twinkle 'Sunlight'
The Onc Twinkle ‘Sunlight” is an absolutely adorable little yellow Oncidium orchid. The plant itself is very petite but is gigantic compared to the tiny little flowers. These flowers appear on multi-branched bud stems that are produced once or twice a year.
Onc Twinkle is an easy orchid to grow and will fit on most window sills. It likes a moderate amount of light and would enjoy an east or west facing window where it would get 1 to 2 hours of early morning or late afternoon sun. I have mine in a south facing window behind a sheer curtain. It’s also an intermediate orchid as far as temperature goes and will be happy with the same temperature range that you enjoy. It can tolerate temperatures as low as 55F at night and as high as 85F during the day. This orchid has tiny, thin roots; so, it will want to just dry out before you water it again. Unless it spends most of its time in a hot environment, it shouldn’t need a humidity tray.