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.

Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree6Likes
  • 5 Post By Yanglik67
  • 1 Post By wonderlen

my oncidium dancing ladies

This is a discussion on my oncidium dancing ladies within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; my oncidium flowered but not as many flowers as i first bought it. Perhaps i ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Yanglik67 is offline Member
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    52
    Member's Country Flag

    Default my oncidium dancing ladies

    my oncidium flowered but not as many flowers as i first bought it. Perhaps i did not fertilize it enough.
    Name:  10772692674_a42afb85e1.jpg
Views: 1388
Size:  99.4 KB

  2. #2
    lakshmanamoorthy's Avatar
    lakshmanamoorthy is offline Orchid addict
    Real Name
    selvi
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Dendrobium and phals
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    coimbatore , India
    Posts
    1,194
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    cute little blooms!!

  3. #3
    ORCHIDJOE's Avatar
    ORCHIDJOE is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Joe Wolmarans
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Leicester UK
    Posts
    176
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    These flowers are always very attractive and there are always plenty of them, lovely

  4. #4
    Orquiadicto's Avatar
    Orquiadicto is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jesus Carreno
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Everything that blooms for me
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Rubi (Spain, close to Barcelona)
    Posts
    1,299
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very lovely. I don't know what I do wrong. Mine keep growing new growths, fatten pseudo-bulbs and instead of putting out a spike, they put out a new growth again. Perhaps not enough light. I don't know.

  5. #5
    Yanglik67 is offline Member
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    52
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    Very lovely. I don't know what I do wrong. Mine keep growing new growths, fatten pseudo-bulbs and instead of putting out a spike, they put out a new growth again. Perhaps not enough light. I don't know.
    Sorry to hear about yours. My this bloom came six months later.

  6. #6
    wonderlen is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceae, Den, Paph.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Posts
    200

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yanglik67 View Post
    my oncidium flowered but not as many flowers as i first bought it. Perhaps i did not fertilize it enough.
    Name:  10772692674_a42afb85e1.jpg
Views: 1388
Size:  99.4 KB
    Not all Oncidium will gives you tons of flower. It depends on the crosses. Some of the older one that breed for cut flower has long spikes and load of flowers. Most newer hybrids now focus on more compact plant, shorter spikes and less flower, especially the one cross with miniture species.

    ---------- Post Merged at 10:12 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    Very lovely. I don't know what I do wrong. Mine keep growing new growths, fatten pseudo-bulbs and instead of putting out a spike, they put out a new growth again. Perhaps not enough light. I don't know.
    too much nitrogen fertilizer will gives you plants that just keeping on growing instead of producing plant. given your location, i would increase the light and keep the the plant dry between watering. this is true especially once the blub is almost mature, u can keep it dry for 2-3 weeks and see if it initiate the spiking.

  7. #7
    coeruleo's Avatar
    coeruleo is offline Night Bloomer
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    1,302

    Default

    i don't fertilize oncidiums anymore. all the leaf tips burn when i fertilize, and they bloom just as well without. at most, they get occasional weak worm tea. every few months.

  8. #8
    Orquiadicto's Avatar
    Orquiadicto is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jesus Carreno
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Everything that blooms for me
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Rubi (Spain, close to Barcelona)
    Posts
    1,299
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderlen View Post
    Not all Oncidium will gives you tons of flower. It depends on the crosses. Some of the older one that breed for cut flower has long spikes and load of flowers. Most newer hybrids now focus on more compact plant, shorter spikes and less flower, especially the one cross with miniture species.

    ---------- Post Merged at 10:12 AM ----------



    too much nitrogen fertilizer will gives you plants that just keeping on growing instead of producing plant. given your location, i would increase the light and keep the the plant dry between watering. this is true especially once the blub is almost mature, u can keep it dry for 2-3 weeks and see if it initiate the spiking.
    Thanks Wonderlen. I'll do that as soon as this new growth is almost mature.

  9. #9
    kspalding's Avatar
    kspalding is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kim
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattaleya and Intergeneric
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    982
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Now all you need is its mirror twin. I have actually seen a backward version where the velvet color was where the yellow is and the yellow where the velvet is. Im sure it was hybrid but it was just the coolest to see.

  10. #10
    King Kjeldz is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kjeldsen Affoon
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Trichocentrums,Local Species
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Posts
    698
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderlen View Post
    Not all Oncidium will gives you tons of flower. It depends on the crosses. Some of the older one that breed for cut flower has long spikes and load of flowers. Most newer hybrids now focus on more compact plant, shorter spikes and less flower, especially the one cross with miniture species.

    ---------- Post Merged at 10:12 AM ----------



    too much nitrogen fertilizer will gives you plants that just keeping on growing instead of producing plant. given your location, i would increase the light and keep the the plant dry between watering. this is true especially once the blub is almost mature, u can keep it dry for 2-3 weeks and see if it initiate the spiking.

    very very true...right now i'm waiting for O.sphacelatum to come into bloom to make some hybrids.....i realised that the old cutflower types are getting scarce...i have Tai x altissimum....sphacelatum x altissimum....Oncidesa Golden Jubilee..O.Colon..etc...ill be using 2 of these to recreate Milton Carpenter's O.Orchid Court Cascade..which is sphacelatum x Colon(sphacelatum x isthmi)

Similar Threads

  1. oncidium the dancing lady - no identification
    By walingwaling in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 10th, 2013, 01:56 PM
  2. my new oncidium dancing ladies
    By Yanglik67 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 5th, 2013, 08:40 AM
  3. Oncidium - Dancing lady - New spike while in bloom?
    By United6515 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: June 10th, 2012, 12:06 PM
  4. oncidium dancing lady and white dendrobium
    By raymund_jesus in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: October 26th, 2009, 12:33 AM
  5. Spiranthes tuberosa - little ladies tresses
    By Brutal_Dreamer in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 31st, 2009, 08:18 PM

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.