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What is growing season/blooming season of different orchid types

This is a discussion on What is growing season/blooming season of different orchid types within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi All. I recently tried to understand what the growing season are for Oncidiums, Moth ...

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    Post What is growing season/blooming season of different orchid types

    Hi All. I recently tried to understand what the growing season are for Oncidiums, Moth orchids, lady Slippers, and Dendrobiums. Are there threads that answer my general question?

    Thanks. Also, what should dendrobium roots look like if they are healthy?

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    Best bet is to read through those specific sections on the forum. Orchids do have different seasons. Typically, a mature orchid, after blooming, will grow additional leaves and roots. I'll leave the root question for someone with a camera handy so they can share a photo.

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    I don't know what their seasons are but here in Houston, all my Oncidium types have spikes now. My dens are all putting out new growth but only one has bloomed. So looks like mine are spring summer bloomers and growers. Of course I have no scientific proof of this. :-)

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    I only have the dens, but mine are almost all finished blooming recently or are still in bloom, some in re-spike. They are currently all growing. Don't have a root pic, but they are thinner than phal roots usually, about as thick or slightly thicker and more robust seeming (to me) than onc roots, velamen is more white than green or grey to me if they're healthy, they grow quickly so there is often a big green tip. Mine are all spatulatas (antelopes) or intermediates except for a spectabile and a pierrardi; the group they're in makes a difference- both in appearance and growth cycle. Phalananthe (the round phalaenopsis resembling ones often available at grocers etc.) grow and look vegetatively like the spatulatas I have.

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    Phals are always growing for me right through the year either leaves or roots however in winter the growth rate is slower. A lot of my Phals are in spike now from the temperature drop Should expect blooms by spring it's the start of winter here now.

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