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Oncidium - Dancing lady - New spike while in bloom?

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    Question Oncidium - Dancing lady - New spike while in bloom?

    Hello, i am new to this forum.

    I have an oncidium that I bought 1 month ago ----vendor information removed - see faqs on posting!----
    I think the plant is doing pretty well, but want your input.

    I also noticed I have a new spike coming. Is this normal for a oncidium to grow new spikes while they are in bloom?

    Thanks in advance. I am posting 2 photos.

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    When oncidiums are happy, they do what they want. Its a bit difficult to tell from the pic, but it looks like a new growth. Mine frequently are in both cycles simultaneously.
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    I don't know what is considered "normal" but I have one now that has 8 spikes 2' to 3'. I figured is was done with spikes and is now working on blooming. I noticed yesterday a 9th spike coming out, I don't think there is a rule on that. Now that I think about it, I have another Oncidium that has lost its flowers from its first spike and has now sent out 2 more spikes.

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    I may be wrong but I think the new spike is to the right of that new growth. Maybe the poster can clarify.

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    When oncidiums are happy, they do what they want. Its a bit difficult to tell from the pic, but it looks like a new growth. Mine frequently are in both cycles simultaneously.
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    It is very difficult to take a picture/video of the new spike, but i am posting one here. Thanks for the replies.
    The new spike looks like a 2 pronged fork.


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    Looks to be a new growth and not a spike. Some one else can chime in on fert, I use miracle grow for orchids.

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    How do you differentiate between a growth and a spike? The 2 pronged folk looking thing....

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    New growth looks like the "two fork" description you gave, Those "two forks" are future leaves. Spikes normally come out as a single stalk (without the two forks) that will eventually send out buds and then flowers. Hope this helps. I have attached a pic on my Oncidium with 9 spikes along with a couple of closeups. Also, notice the spikes are coming out of the base of the leaf not the PB.

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    Great growing!~

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    Nicely done, Miller. Thanks!

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