Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree13Likes

orchid cactus

This is a discussion on orchid cactus within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; I had just been talking about this plant in another thread, only bloomed once for ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    stateless's Avatar
    stateless is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    ed
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    vanda,
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    2,429

    Default orchid cactus

    I had just been talking about this plant in another thread, only bloomed once for me the first year i had, it after several years I ripped it out of the pot and threw it up in a tree in backyard. Went out the other morning and lo and behold it had a bloom. If i knew that all I had to do was talk about it to get plants to bloom I could have saved a lot of money on fertilizer.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    How cool!! Glad it bloomed so quickly for you.

    cheers,
    BD

  3. #3
    Dazed's Avatar
    Dazed is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Tamara
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    The ones that are alive
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Barbados, West Indies
    Posts
    737
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    That is cool! Can I see a pic of the entire plant, please, I'm just curious to know what it looks like.

  4. #4
    cakedaddy's Avatar
    cakedaddy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    jason
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    2,021

    Default

    Beautiful Epi! I love them. Had one for ages and lost it during a move..."lost it" as in someone left it out to fry before realizing its sad fate.
    Posted via Mobile Device

  5. #5
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Someone on here sent me a few cuttings awhile back and when it bloomed recently I was thrilled. I have seen them attached to trees here (probably from someone originally throwing one up into the branches), and while they look cool, I would imagine the tree trimmers hate them. lol

  6. #6
    cdayinflorida's Avatar
    cdayinflorida is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Cathy
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Riverview, Florida
    Posts
    5,701
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Ed...outstanding!

  7. #7
    stateless's Avatar
    stateless is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    ed
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    vanda,
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    2,429

    Default

    Ill try to get a pic of it later today, it has grown into a huge mass with my elk horn fern

  8. #8
    stateless's Avatar
    stateless is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    ed
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    vanda,
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    2,429

    Default

    here is a pic of the orchid cactus plant, the stag horn (I don't know why I said elk horn earlier) fern is on lower left of tree the orchid cactus is coming out of the right top. It has grown to the ground , in fact the bloom was almost dragging on the ground, I guess I'll have to cut it back. Excuse the messy yard but working 6 days a week, all the storms we've had and 3 dogs is hard to keep up.Name:  orchid cactus.jpg
Views: 3515
Size:  243.6 KB

  9. #9
    Dazed's Avatar
    Dazed is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Tamara
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    The ones that are alive
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Barbados, West Indies
    Posts
    737
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks for the pic, now I know I've see it here. Now I just have to get my hands on it, I love to see the plants just going nuts in their adopted environments, it means that they are happy.

  10. #10
    Daethen is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jonada
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paph Chiu Hua Dancer
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,588
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    If you do decide to cut it back, would you be willing to keep a cutting for me? That is just gorgeous!!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Cactus flower
    By jeffrey6115 in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: April 16th, 2010, 04:23 AM
  2. Cactus in bud
    By margo in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: June 18th, 2009, 10:11 AM
  3. Orchid Cactus
    By PurpleLotus in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 29th, 2009, 10:45 AM
  4. Orchid Cactus
    By Brutal_Dreamer in forum The Jungle
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: July 15th, 2008, 09:41 PM
  5. cactus
    By Palito in forum The Jungle
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: July 8th, 2007, 04:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.