Seeking Family for Oncidium Cabramatta

I have been searching online for a familiar face that is related to my Cabramatta, so named because I bought it at the side of the road in that suburb.  It had no tag and was clinging to half a pot of poor soil; half dead.

This morning  I chanced upon the website of a nursery in India and I think I’ve found its sibling:

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Bai Pai @ Rise n Shine Plant Nursery, India; a much smaller plant (6 – 12 inches)

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My Cabramatta – a sister flower?

The culture notes, unfortunately, are useless for growing outdoors in Sydney.  They recommend growing indoors and spraying twice a day (in India, I presume).

That is typical of most advice I find in books or online – useless, that is.  The writers grow orchids in a green house or shade house or somewhere indoors.  Cabramatta hangs in the open, under my jacaranda tree.  It will retain its unique title of Oncidium Cabramatta.

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4 Responses to Seeking Family for Oncidium Cabramatta

  1. gaiainaction says:

    What an absolute beautiful orchid Mary, and yes they do look like sisters.

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