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Milt. blooming habits

This is a discussion on Milt. blooming habits within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently bought a milt. (spectabilis 'Royalea' AM/AOS x Seminole Sand 'Angel' that was in ...

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    Question Milt. blooming habits

    I recently bought a milt. (spectabilis 'Royalea' AM/AOS x Seminole Sand 'Angel' that was in bloom. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long it should stay in bloom and what I should do with the spikes once the blooms fade? It has 5 spikes in bloom and 2 yet to bloom. It seems like some of the flowers are starting to fade and I have had it for a week or so. It is in need of a repot after this blooming.

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    It would be easier to answer some of your questions if you would post a picture... I'm not familiar with exactly how long that one blooms, but I have noted some oncidiums do not stay in bloom much more than a week. And with oncids, I leave them alone unless they are overgrowing the pot and look a mess.

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    I uploaded pictures of this in a thread called my new additions last week. I tried to re-upload the pics but it won't let me and I am not sure how to link it over. I know the poor thing will need to be potted up a size as it is crawling out over the sides.

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    Once the spikes are done flowering, cut them off. Yes you will want to repot this one, and I would suggest splitting it into at least two or three pieces. Nice plant there! Most leave 3-4 pbulbs per section, but if you want larger/specimen size plants you may only want to divide this into a couple sections. It just depends on how many plants you want to end up with.

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    Thanks, I wasn't sure if this was a sequential bloomer or not. I didn't want to cut the spike then find out I robbed myself of flowers. I will set up for splitting it into 3 and see what it looks like as I tear it apart. I may even have to STOP a piece of it!! I was looking at it and there is 18-20 p-bulbs and a couple of other growths I didn't count crammed in that poor pot. Nice fragrance though. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    I uploaded pictures of this in a thread called my new additions last week. I tried to re-upload the pics but it won't let me and I am not sure how to link it over. I know the poor thing will need to be potted up a size as it is crawling out over the sides.
    Visit the thread with the photos and simply copy the URL in the window at the top of your browser. Then come back to this thread and post a new message with that link. Good luck!

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