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oncidium cebolleta Culture

This is a discussion on oncidium cebolleta Culture within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello forum members. I acquired an Oncidium Cebolleta and was wondering if anyone successfully grows ...

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    Default oncidium cebolleta Culture

    Hello forum members. I acquired an Oncidium Cebolleta and was wondering if anyone successfully grows these in wooden baskets or do you grown then mounted? Thanks, Miller

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    i recently got a small one a few months ago. it is currently in a treefern pot with some treefern fiber, bark, charcoal, s/h pellets and a pad of moss on the top mostly to hold it in place. i was told it was near blooming size, but it looks like a bit of chives, so i don't really know how old it is, i was assuming it would be larger. info on this orchid is drastically hard to find. mine seems to be doing ok so far. it has a reputation of being very hardy and tough. it comes from the rocky cliffs of a very dry canyon area in mexico that gets little water much of the year, and both hot and cold extremes. i see many online resources just copying the same little bit of info. and not much about how to try growing it. i'm guessing if you mount it, it might be ok, baskets should work if it does not stay wet. mine will stay outdoors this winter, in a somewhat protected spot, but actually my least protected end of the balcony, where in winter it will get dappled sun. my guess is yours will outlive mine!

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    Thanks for the information Coeruleo. I had it on tree fern then put it in a basket and now back to tree fern! All this within a two hour period! I will leave it on the tree fern, I am thinking my conditions here in Houston may be favorable for success with it. While we may get more rain than its natural habitat, I think it will like the hot humid conditions here. If this drought keeps up it may not even notice its not in some arid region of Mexico!

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    i recently got a small one a few months ago. it is currently in a treefern pot with some treefern fiber, bark, charcoal, s/h pellets and a pad of moss on the top mostly to hold it in place. i was told it was near blooming size, but it looks like a bit of chives, so i don't really know how old it is, i was assuming it would be larger. info on this orchid is drastically hard to find. mine seems to be doing ok so far. it has a reputation of being very hardy and tough. it comes from the rocky cliffs of a very dry canyon area in mexico that gets little water much of the year, and both hot and cold extremes. i see many online resources just copying the same little bit of info. and not much about how to try growing it. i'm guessing if you mount it, it might be ok, baskets should work if it does not stay wet. mine will stay outdoors this winter, in a somewhat protected spot, but actually my least protected end of the balcony, where in winter it will get dappled sun. my guess is yours will outlive mine!

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    I have several from divisions I made..they tuff as hell..and has even escaped into my country so ppl think its a natural occuring species lol...we get a lot of rainfall here and they do fine mounted and I water daily...I use plastic hardware cloth mesh mounts that I made and filled with gravel and charcoal...they do better mounted than pots..don't like feet wet for long....
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    mine has survived the winter, lows to maybe 49f. i am going to move it though, i think it needs more light. i don't see any new growth yet.

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    Forgot it outside this past winter, it has gone on to a better place. :-(


    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    mine has survived the winter, lows to maybe 49f. i am going to move it though, i think it needs more light. i don't see any new growth yet.

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    bummer! for the 'most wide spread oncidium in the world' why are they so hard to grow, and so hard to even find for sale?? or find any real info about them? aargh! i'm going to try to track down a larger sized one myself.

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    It's been a long time (2 years) since I've posted. But I had to let it be known that I'm finally getting results from the oncidium cebolleta I bought 14 years ago! Like so my folks who have tried, I found it difficult to get any culture on it. So I've done a lot of experimenting. Finally, about 10 months ago, after transplanted in a courser mix, in a very well ventilated pot, & started watering a little more - every 5 days with weak MSU, just after Christmas a shoot appeared, which is now about 15" long. The flower bud is just beginning to form.
    This is probably old hat to most of you but for me, after all this time & effort, it's a very big deal! If anyone knows, is it normal for the shoot to be that long? Most of the photos I've seen, they look as if they're branching sooner.
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    that's great! Mine isn't doing much, they seem difficult to get established. not sure how long flower stems grow, but that sounds about right from looking at pictures.

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    Default Help ID this Oncidium ??

    I saw this Oncidium in someone's collection and loved it. Unfortunately they did not have the Tag. Do you have any clues.
    It is a "rat tail " Onc. The photos do not reflect that the flowers are VERY small and lots of them on long stems.
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