10 – NELLY ISLER (Oncidopsis Nelly Isler gx)
TEMPERATURE 60–75°F (16–24°C)
LIGHT Bright indirect/Medium
HEIGHT & SPREAD Up to 20 x 20in
(50 x 50cm)
This orchid hybrid is prized for its tall stems of bright red flowers with white spotted lips and a yellow eye.
Blooms appear at any time of year, but most flower in fall, and they have an intense lemony fragrance.
Using unsoftened water, apply when the top of the potting soil is slightly dry (see watering method for Brassia ).
In winter, reduce watering slightly. Set on a tray of wet pebbles and mist every day or two.
Apply a half-strength orchid fertilizer every 2 weeks year-round.
PLANTING AND CARE
Grow in a 6–8in (15–20cm) clear pot in special orchid potting medium.
Keep out of direct sun, in temperatures of 60–75°F (16–24°C).
After flowering, trim the stems to just above the lowest node (bump on the stem) to encourage a second bloom.
Repot every year or two in spring.