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crazy oncidiuim continued

This is a discussion on crazy oncidiuim continued within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have tried to support this upward growing oncidium. now its growing more bulbs. Should ...

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    Default crazy oncidiuim continued

    I have tried to support this upward growing oncidium. now its growing more bulbs.

    Should it be clipped?
    Keep in same pot?
    Should I wait to see if it sets a spike?

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    I think it is begging to be mounted so it can ramble all it wants. Nice healthy looking plant. Good growing.

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    Wonderfully healthy. Gee, Kirk may very well be right about mounting this Oncidium. Otherwise absolutely no "clipping" and I'd keep it in the same pot. It's doing so well I'd go with the flow for now. AL

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    I had an Oncidium that was always climbing out of it's pot. I ended up mounting it.

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    Mount that joker.

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    i have some oncidiums that when i repot, i sort of put them in a deep pot that is only half full, and as they grow upward i tuck stuff under like you have done, without burying the lower portion of the pot, so of at an angle... seems to work so far. but mounting might be a great idea for this one also.

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    I have one doing that, drives me nuts. I'm thinking of mounting it. In fact, as I have another one of the same variety growing normally, I'm thinking of experimenting and putting it on the side of a hanging basket (round type with fiber sides) and filling the basket with other flowers and maybe a Jewel Orchid start or two. I could let my Sharry Baby just creep up the outside if that's its plan in life! If I do that, I'll post pictures, but for now its laying more or less on its side in a flat "pot" (tall sided plastic dish) while it recovers from being broken in two. Yes, I have two of them laying on their sides - one in S/H and one in bark/sphagnum. For now the one in S/H is doing better, unlike many of my other oncidiums. Crazy plants!

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    Very healthy plant indeed if you want to see the flower maybe you need to wait until the next season.

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    Nice mess of growing roots you have there!

    If it is driving you nuts with climbing out of the pot, mounting may indeed be the better way to go.

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    I have an oncidium that I have potted in a wire basket in coconut husks and fiber with some coals, pebbles and wood chips, just because it will drain quicker and also to try to avoid this happening, I do not know what kind of flowers though as I was given it by a friend who I had helped to repot her orchids last year and she could not remember anything about the flowers, actually she has orchids and does not know the names or what kinds they are, so mine is growing nicely and I am waiting to see what happens next, beautiful plants though

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