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This is a discussion on Oncidium sweet sugar rescued from drowning within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello guys, so I've been given another orchid to try to rescussitate. It's an oncidium ...
Hello guys, so I've been given another orchid to try to rescussitate. It's an oncidium sweet sugar and looks relatively healthy. The paeudobulbs are a bit shriveled but not much and the leaves look ok. I've removed the dead flower spike. It was in a pot cover which was half filled with water! The orchid was sitting in about 15 cm of water. I only brought it home this morning. I took it out of the pot cover straight away and threw out all the water, then put it in my bedroom with my other Phals, there's not much air movement there but I do open windows to allow a gentle breeze through and the other oncidiums, miltoniopsis,cochleanthes and Phals seem to do ok. I've also only weighed it this afternoon so it's probably drier now than it was. But I'll weigh it again tomorrow and then daily to make sure it is actually drying out. I haven't really got a nice fine bark to pot it in, only quite large chunks of bark and sphagnum moss so not sure if repotting in that is a good idea.
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My onc Sweet Sugar is in s/h and it did bloom this season in the leca. 2 spikes. My other oncidiums are in a medium to large chunk sized media and do well.