Orchid of the month: the Oncidium
From a distance Oncidium looks like a green plant with a radiant flowering crown, but up close this beautiful lady turns out to be wearing a host of small flowers. Oncidium also has the very wild name of tiger orchid, because the flowers often come in yellow and brown.
Oncidium’s bright flowers require a suitable counterbalance at the bottom: black shiny porcelain or dark red ceramic show the colour at its best, as does wood for those who prefer a natural style statement.
Orchid of the month
Every month we present a new orchid of the month. Want to find out which orchid it will be next month? Take a look at the list.