Mini Orchid – Tolumnia – The group of orchids now called Tolumnia were at one time called Oncidium section Variegata or commonly referred to as “equitant oncidiums”. The leaves are arranged in pairs overlapping or straddling one another at the base, accounting for the popular term “Equitant”.
Tolumnia orchid loves bright sunlight and is able to tolerate direct morning and evening sun, however, in the hot summer noon especially in the windows of southern orientation, the orchid should be protected from direct sunlight. They do well growing in an east window receiving sunlight from early in the morning until 11:00 or 11:30 AM. Put behind a curtain for example, on a table near a window or in the shade of other plants, otherwise the plant can get a sunburn. The intensity of illumination can be judged by the state of the leaves of the orchid, if their color becomes lighter, with yellowness or whiteness, then in this case too intense illumination takes place. In the absence of sunlight, on the contrary, the leaves of the orchid have a darker green color.
Lighting : Medium to high Lighting, RGB preferred or windowsill
Watering : Drench once a week and light spray of water every 2 to 3 days : DOOA Wabi-Kusa mist preferred.
Planting : Attach to rocks or wood (Dooa Terra line, Terra tape, Epic plant glue)
Perfectly suited for Terrariums, Paludariums and Vivarium’s. The roots attach to wood and rocks easily by using the ADA DOOA Terra Tape and Terra line. They can also be potted but must have the correct grow medium, substrate and nutrients to be successful. We want your plant to thrive and become a favorite part of your home. Do research before purchasing and be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your intended environment so you will get the most out of your new addition. An important note: This is a Mini Orchid and is very small in size. This is what makes them so unique, please read up on the size of Mini orchids to avoid disappointment. These plants come from our very well known supplier of quality plants, Epic Aquatics.