Growing at high altitudes in the Andes, these cool growers
need constant moist, breezy conditions. Many come in yellows, pinks,
purples, whites, and browns.
- They need bright light.
- Give them frequent waterings. During winter dormancy,
reduce water and fertilizer.
- Always keep them below 80°F/27°C.
- Repot every 1-2 years in small pots.
Odontoglossums can be crossbred with closely related orchids to create
hybrids. Hybrid plants combine the best qualities of both parents, and
some can survive poor growing conditions or neglect. This "hybrid
durability" makes them great choices for beginning orchid growers. Many
Odontoglossums sold today have been hybridized with other types of
Odontoglossums. Other hybrids include:
Brassia x Miltonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium, abbreviated Bak.
Brassia x Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum, abbreviated Bllra.
Miltonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium, abbreviated Colm.
Brassia x Miltonia x Odontoglossum, abbreviated Dgmra.
Brassia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium, abbreviated Mclna.
Cochlioda x Odontoglossum, abbreviated Oda.
Odontoglossum x Oncidium, abbreviated Odcdm.
Odontoglossum x Miltonia, abbreviated Odtna.
Cochlioda x Miltonia x Odontoglossum, abbreviated Vuyl.
Cochlioda x Odontoglossum x Oncidium, abbreviated Wils.
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