Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Psycho Papilio in spike ?

This is a discussion on Psycho Papilio in spike ? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Well it certainly looks like it to me ! 1 spike on view & another ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    uncasteeb's Avatar
    uncasteeb is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,666

    Default Psycho Papilio in spike ?

    Well it certainly looks like it to me !
    1 spike on view & another hiding underneath the leaves.
    Looks nothing like when it was growing new leaves/PB,s.
    What do you think ?
    The spike is just to the right of the upright leaf.
    I thought this might be a challenge in s/h but it has grown really quickly.

  2. #2
    Heather is offline Banned
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,844

    Default

    Looks like it to me also. I have a teeny horny looking thing on mine at the moment. I think it also may be a spike, but not sure. It is pointed upwards. I wish it were a new growth, actually as it is a very small 1 pb division and has been in spike a long time already. I'm always nervous about poking myself in the eye with it.

  3. #3
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,002
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I say it is a spike! Congratulations, and two of them to boot!
    Cheers!
    BD

  4. #4
    LJA's Avatar
    LJA
    LJA is offline OrchidTalk Tech Admin
    Real Name
    Louis J. Aszod
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Clarksville, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,778
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Same here.

    They bloom forever, too. We had one years ago (when they were still called Oncidium papillio) that had developed two spikes as well. That thing produced buds and blooms for 3 years running, if not more. Same spikes, just more buds, developing at the end after the previous flower fell off.

    I think we finally gave it away as a gift!

    (Either that, or I killed it out of a subconscious resentment of its indomitable "cheerfulness;" I can't remember which....)

  5. #5
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,002
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    (Either that, or I killed it out of a subconscious resentment of its indomitable "cheerfulness;" I can't remember which....)
    Your did kill it didn't you!

    I thought you really did give it away. Now I know.

    Cheers!
    BD

  6. #6
    LJA's Avatar
    LJA
    LJA is offline OrchidTalk Tech Admin
    Real Name
    Louis J. Aszod
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Clarksville, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,778
    Member's Country Flag

  7. #7
    Jmoney's Avatar
    Jmoney is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    paphs, phrags, catts, vandas
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    2,978
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    very nice. papilio likes s/h? hmm, maybe it's time to get one...

  8. #8
    uncasteeb's Avatar
    uncasteeb is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,666

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    very nice. papilio likes s/h? hmm, maybe it's time to get one...
    Yes it seems to really like it.It hasn,t grown any new roots & plant can easily be pulled out of the LECA but this doesn,t seem to bother it.Plant is getting about 2500fc in my growroom.I used about 30% charcoal so that the LECA dosen,t wick as good as normal so the top 1 1/2" is pretty dry.If the plant wants more moisture it can send some roots a bit deeper into the LECA.

Similar Threads

  1. How to grow second spike or split spike on phal
    By Mr. Jackson in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 23rd, 2009, 03:21 PM
  2. Papilio
    By margo in forum **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 28th, 2009, 01:24 PM
  3. Psycho Plant on Steroids
    By Phyrex in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 23rd, 2008, 04:21 PM
  4. Psychopsis Papilio
    By Gin in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: May 4th, 2005, 09:28 AM
  5. paph psycho
    By Gilda in forum Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 31st, 2005, 08:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.