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Oncidium Sphacelatum Orchid -“ Sweet Sugar

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    The plant now looks in a sorry state and I want to know if the spike can be cut and how far to cut it back?
    Can I expect further spikes to come as there are 4 "bulbs" ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wineprovider View Post
    The plant now looks in a sorry state and I want to know if the spike can be cut and how far to cut it back?
    Can I expect further spikes to come as there are 4 "bulbs" ?


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    Those bloom were really nice while they lasted - even though a bit sparse for 'Sweet Sugar', they presented quite elegantly. Good growing!

    Now that the blooms are gone, cut the spike as far down as you can without cutting into the pseudobulb. I can't tell if you've got a newer growth than the one that spiked, but I doubt it. Give the plant a rest for a few weeks, then, when you see signs of new growth, fertilize and watch it carefully - that new growth will bear your next spike - probably next year around this time - patience......

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    Thank you for you reply and help.
    Patience I have got. Knowledge I haven`t.
    Thanks again

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