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 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

New from New Jersey and my Onc Kalihi needs help!

This is a discussion on New from New Jersey and my Onc Kalihi needs help! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Yes, the top of the spike is always found right next to the planter. It's ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    dordeb is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Doreen DeBiasio
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lincoln Park, NJ
    Posts
    5
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Yes, the top of the spike is always found right next to the planter. It's the weirdest thing. I have dozens of other orchids, mostly Phals but pretty much every common species. This hasn't happened with any other plant's spikes.

  2. #12
    odvdveer is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Olga D. van de Veer
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    dendrobium
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    11
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    If you bought it with a cut spike it could be something already hiding in the medium

  3. #13
    dordeb is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Doreen DeBiasio
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lincoln Park, NJ
    Posts
    5
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I thought the same thing and contacted the seller for help. They claimed that they never experienced anything like what I described and suggested that maybe it was a slug. I wasn't asking for anything but advice.

  4. #14
    rich63's Avatar
    rich63 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Rich Weise
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya & Den.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Columbus OH.
    Posts
    952
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Why not un-pot it and take a look to see if there is a slug ? Since all of of the spikes are clipped off.It sure couldn't hurt.Take Care,Rich

  5. #15
    margo's Avatar
    margo is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Margarita
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    ALL
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Oakland Park, FL
    Posts
    2,815
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    From what I know this oncidiums hate to be repoted. What I was told was: "if you want to kill it- repot..." I don't know if that's true, but I will be very careful...

  6. #16
    dordeb is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Doreen DeBiasio
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lincoln Park, NJ
    Posts
    5
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Well, I sure hope I haven't killed it, because I did repot it two days ago. I didn't find any bug but it may have been washed down the sink. Time will tell.

  7. #17
    margo's Avatar
    margo is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Margarita
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    ALL
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Oakland Park, FL
    Posts
    2,815
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dordeb View Post
    Well, I sure hope I haven't killed it, because I did repot it two days ago. I didn't find any bug but it may have been washed down the sink. Time will tell.
    I will keep my fingers crossed for the best!!! Hope we'll see blooms soon now!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Oncidium_ Kalihi Big
    By Dallasgarden in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 10th, 2008, 04:35 PM
  2. Onc. Kalihi 'Big'
    By sadie in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: September 5th, 2007, 10:37 AM
  3. North Jersey Orchid Show
    By jtlqh in forum Orchid Shows and Society Meetings
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 21st, 2006, 03:30 PM
  4. Oncidium- Kalihi
    By Gilda in forum Photography Archive 1
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 29th, 2004, 09:33 AM

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.