Orchid Hybrid Oncidium Hawaiian Sunset


Oncidium Hawaiian Sunset (synonym: Miltonidium Hawaiian Sunset) is an epiphytic growing orchid hybrid, a crossing between Oncidium Pupukea Sunset (seed parent) and Oncidium fuscatum (pollen parent).

The colorful, tropical orchid hybrid has been registered with the Royal Horticultural Society by H & R in the year 1997. As we see the parents of Oncidium Hawaiian Sunset are both Oncidium orchids, why there is the synonym Miltonidium Hawaiian Sunset. The answer is quite easy. The seed parent Oncidium fuscatum Rchb. f. 1863 of Oncidium Pupukea Sunset was formerly named Miltonia warscewiczii Rchb. f. 1856. According to that botanical name the Pupukea Sunset hybrid was an intergeneric hybrid, formerly named Miltonidium Pupukea Sunset. Due to the renaming the orchid hybrid became a crossing between the same genus Oncidium and certainly it causes confusion with orchid growers and enthusiasts around the world.

Oncidium Hawaiian Sunset flowers get a size of about 3-4 cm in diameter. Plants produce multiple spikes, which are packed with lots of fragrant flowers. The showy, colorful orchid hybrid requires cool to warm temperatures and medium to bright light. The tropical orchid is considered as easy to care and can be recommended for orchid beginners.

Oncidium Hawaiian Sunset
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