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oncidium hybrid growth question

This is a discussion on oncidium hybrid growth question within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Is this just lots of growth or is it going to be another plant. It ...

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    Default oncidium hybrid growth question

    Is this just lots of growth or is it going to be another plant. It seems very wobbley when I pick up plant. I purchased these last winter.

    Anything I need to do with it?

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    My Onc 'Shari Baby' wants to grow up like that with its new p-bulbs, instead of along the ground. Not sure what to do about it.

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    Just observe hoping spike will arise from the newly mature pseudobulb , give plenty of light and fertilizer too.

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    One thing most types of orchids have in common is if the temp is not consistent for growth you will recieve an "akward" orchid. Foliage develops in warmer temp and spikes in the cooling phase. Do you allow natural temp? If so and its been too warm outside you get an abundance of foliage. Set it in a cooler spot and see if that helps. As for the wobble there is the obvious "spiking" or you could try to repot it in a larger pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kspalding View Post
    One thing most types of orchids have in common is if the temp is not consistent for growth you will recieve an "akward" orchid. Foliage develops in warmer temp and spikes in the cooling phase. Do you allow natural temp? If so and its been too warm outside you get an abundance of foliage. Set it in a cooler spot and see if that helps. As for the wobble there is the obvious "spiking" or you could try to repot it in a larger pot.
    The plants are kept between 60-65f indoors. This is the only plant out of 7 that is growing like Medusa. The others have some smaller thinner growths.

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    You could put a stake in the pot and tie it up so that it doesn't wobble around so much.

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    As I said you could try a wood spike or stake or you could try repotting it into a bigger pot. It could just be there is no more room for the roots to grow so they are growing crazy.

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    Many orchids are climbers in nature, working their way higher and higher in the tree, There are quite a few Oncidiinae integenerics that fill that bill.

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    Ummm soo clear out a whole bedroom....put a table in the middle with the orchid in the center of it.....You should be happy because you have some awesome roots....then cover the table with bark and the entire floor.... eventually if you let it..it will take over your house....lol Pesky orchids never want to stay in their pots so i hung most of mine..lol..but a bigger pot and mere training should do it...i even tend to use clay pots...cause they eventually grab right on then i can just flip it and hang it/...haha...i really need a jungle in my back yard..good luck

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