orchid care

colmanara wildcat

the colmanara wildcat is a intergeneric hybrid between miltonia, odontoglossum and oncidium. it’s available in different blooming colors and sometimes sold as cambria.

care

lighting

colmanara wildcat is suitable for a bright to light shaded location with some morning and/or evening sun.

temperature

it can be grown at room temperature throughout the year and needs a winter minium of 14 °c/57 °f.

soil/repotting

colmanara wildcat needs a special orchid mix with fir bark and peat moss for example. it can’t be grown in a standard potting mix. repotting time is every 2-3 years, when the roots are outgrowing the pot and the soil is going to break down.

watering

drench well, water running out of the pot’s hole must be removed after a few minutes. sitting in water can cause rotten roots. before adding water next let it become moderately dry. shrinking pseudobulbs mean that the orchid was kept too dry.

fertilizer

in spring and summer a orchid fertilizer at half strength can be given monthly and if placed at room temperature in fall/winter every six to eight weeks.

humidity

the colmanara wildcat orchid likes to be sprayed over with water every morning, so the water can evaporate throughout the day. this extra humidity can help to tolerate if the soil gets a bit drier from time to time.

reblooming colmanara wildcat

the flower spike can be cutted after it has dried. the old growth will not flower again. after blooming its producing new shoots. eight to twelfe months later they will show the pseudo-bulbs. now colmanara wildcat is ready for blooming again.

for producing its inflorescense a few weeks at approx. 16 °c/60 °f can have be helpful. now it has to be kept a bit drier (but shouldn’t dry completely) and must not be feeded until it’s showing the flower spike.

propagation

this orchid can be propagated by division.