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x Zelenkocidium Calico Gem

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Synonyms: x Wilsonara Calico Gem
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Epiphyte


Preferred Climate Zone Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Compact plant to about 20cm in height
Flowers Inflorescence/ flower spikes 30-40cm in height; flowers pale pink, sepals, petals and lip with scatted rose pink blotches.
Taxonomy Hybrid between Oncidium Cranberry Marble and Zelenkoa onusta

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Planting Remarks Prefers cooler growing temperatures (25'c or less). Can be grown in air conditioned rooms or offices - mist regularly to raise humidity levels. Use a well drained media for potting. 
Fertilizing Feed regularly with liquid fertilizers/ blends for orchids
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Division, Tissue Culture


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red, Yellow / Golden
Flower Texture(s) Leathery

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Master ID 32456
Species ID 6868
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Species record last updated on: 16 June 2021.