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Odontoglossum Oncidium and youll be jealous!

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    I'm not sure but so pretty.

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    Wow thank you for the help. Ya know at first glance I though for sure Zygo hybrid. To be honest its been doing really well in my West window with my cooling fan next To my Zygo. As in the pic. Right now it is blooming so it must be ok. So far. I never get scared away. I will try any Orchid more than once. Anybody know about Miltonia. My Miltonia is being more picky than this guy. I've got Brown tips on my blooms. Thank you guys for the compliments and the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiffanyP View Post
    Wow thank you for the help. Ya know at first glance I though for sure Zygo hybrid. To be honest its been doing really well in my West window with my cooling fan next To my Zygo. As in the pic. Right now it is blooming so it must be ok. So far. I never get scared away. I will try any Orchid more than once. Anybody know about Miltonia. My Miltonia is being more picky than this guy. I've got Brown tips on my blooms. Thank you guys for the compliments and the help.
    It should love a West window with a fan on it, as long it doesn't get too hot. I'm sure it'll do great! Did you check its root system when you got it? Always rule number one. Unfortunately I'm not very well versed on Miltonias, unless you mean Miltoniopsis (the two are completely different but are often mistaken for one another). Do you know if it's an actual Miltonia? They're a little more rare...

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    It is a Miltoniopsis verrry common in Vegas NV in my grocery store ....I did check the root structure on the hybrid but here are a few pics of the foliage and growths. I dont do anything half speed so i picked up pseudobulb orchids not knowing exactly what to do with them. Now I do know that after about 3 to to 5 growths after the newest shoot is about 3 inches tall it needs to be devided. Those 2 small little bulbs...those are new growths right? Also water....my media is in between damp and dry in 2 days...its hot summertime now and nevada is bone dry. What might you suggest for watering? Should I be feeding it in bloom? Should i be spritzing it? Name:  IMAG0535.jpg
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    I agree with Yew Sung. It must have Marfitch in it. It is a real beauty. Congratulations.

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    Thank you i just love it....and your all correct, I looked up Marfitch and it is amazing and so resembles it. May i ask what any of you know of this? it was also called an Odontoglossum Oncidium interganeric. I couldn't bare it to say no to it but I already got my Marfitch (as you all say) hyrid so i was too afraid to take on another intergeneric. Though my god it was so large in the blooms, and tall and so Alien-like...some what regretful I am.

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    Tiffany,

    If it is in between damp/dry in two days, water on third day, I'd say. It's always best to stay on the safe side and wait a day so as to not overwater, though it will like to stay semi-moist. It shouldn't be bone dry by the third day, so that's probably when I'd water. And those small pseudobulbs are not new - they're actually the oldest ones, in which the leaves fell off (completely natural). The bulbs get bigger and bigger as the plant gets older, so the oldest bulbs are the smallest. I see no reason to divide when you have more than 3-5 bulbs...you want a big, healthy plant, right? The bigger the plant, the better the show when it flowers!

    And the last plant you posted is a Miltassia. Looks to me like a Miltassia Shelob Tolkien. It's funny, that exact plant was actually my second ever orchid! Of course I screwed it up and killed it almost immediately, but again, Miltassia are notoriously finicky and somewhat difficult for a lot of growers (you seem to love these types, don't you? haha Just get a Cattleya, throw it in the window and leave it alone! haha jk). It didn't help that I couldn't even manage to take care of a Phal. at the time haha It's a beautiful plant indeed, though...I really wish I could've hung on to mine!

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    Hahaha! I moved on to these after successfully growing 22 Phals. Matter of fact I had zero interest in other orchids like with boys .....I was little like "ew" then all the sudden I matured and got to.appreciate others. I hit or miss from time to time I can't believe how many growers set buyers up forfailure. I now know and am reminded to always check roots. I have more dormant sick Phals than healthy. All because I got too exciteded and forgot. When do you suppose I should repot and divide? I have seen people with huge pots and tons of growths. I hope I get there. To be honest and maybe I'm just being naive but....Phals seem more finicky lol. No bud blast on any of my sbulb orchids and so on. Help me! I need you guys!

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    Well, it's a matter of your growing environment and you personal habits as to which orchids are difficult and which are not. Personally, I don't think Phals. should be considered a "beginners" orchid simply because their blooms last for 3 months. They're not any easier than a Cattleya to me, they just need a little less light (okay, a lot less light lol). You should divide when you feel your plant is too large. It's a matter of personal preference...you can keep repotting every couple of years to a larger and larger pot if you wish. BUT, if you do divide, just make sure you have 3-5 healthy bulbs with good roots left. (that's probably where you heard the 3-5 rule from)
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    It's funny you say that about Phals. I don't feel that way either anymore. To be honest my Zygo has been less temperamental. For example: I will leave for a weekend and set up my home leave windows opened and such so as to not upset "anyone", but I'd come home and lone behold a Phal got upset and went dormant. I agree completely. I also notice I'm doing better with considered temperamental orchids therefor I'm finding it rather curious. I prefer to.use energy to figure out my Orchids mixed with a little rules. Still a beginner. Truthfully...how hard is it really to hybridize and grow your own? Thank you for being consistent by the way. I'm looking to improve.

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