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Brassia Verrucosa Flower spike

This is a discussion on Brassia Verrucosa Flower spike within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi guys i just started growing Brassia and was wondering how long the flower spike ...

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    Default Brassia Verrucosa Flower spike

    Hi guys i just started growing Brassia and was wondering how long the flower spike will take to fully form. It has already started to peek out of the bottom sheath and I will upload a picture shortly. Also do they require any special attention while they are in spike?

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    Welcome Steven! Brassia orchids spikes seem to progress faster than other oncidiums in my opinion. Depending on how far along the buds are, then we can give you a better guess of the time you will have to wait.

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    Thanks, Steven.

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    Looking very healthy plant Steven, the spike might get a month to get into first bloom in experience but it depends on environment factors

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_long View Post
    Looking very healthy plant Steven, the spike might get a month to get into first bloom in experience but it depends on environment factors
    Agreed! Three or four weeks, but like Long said, environment/ conditions factors into the time. Be sure to continue to water.

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    Steven - you've got some great-looking roots on that Brassia! Good job!

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    In our Malaysian climate, I'd say about a month.

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    Either Malaysia goes even faster than I would have guessed, or all youse guys are bigger optimists than me ( is that possible ? ) ; I'd say 2 months+ from the date of the piccy.

    Let's see who is right ?

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    I'd go with a month to six weeks. One of my spider orchids is in spike with the first three flowers opening today and the spike emerged about five or six weeks ago.

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    Hi would agree 5-6 weeks. Find mine quite aggressive in speed to reach bloom from spikes first appearance. Whatever your doing keep it up, dont change anything the roots sure look super healthy and that cant be a bad sign for sure.

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