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Onc. ornithorhynchum making a come back

This is a discussion on Onc. ornithorhynchum making a come back within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Great job Carrie!! What do you have it potted in, sphag? I have mine in ...

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    Great job Carrie!!

    What do you have it potted in, sphag? I have mine in fine bark mix but the p-bulbs are very shriveled and for some reason my Onc. leaves (on all Oncs I have) are pleated indicating lack of humidity but no other plants seem to be affected....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post
    Great job Carrie!!

    What do you have it potted in, sphag? I have mine in fine bark mix but the p-bulbs are very shriveled and for some reason my Onc. leaves (on all Oncs I have) are plated indicating lack of humidity but no other plants seem to be affected....
    It is potted in seedling size bark but I water it frequently by spraying the medium when I spray my mounted orchids, it hasnt been sprayed for a couple of days as it is quite wet at the moment. The first showing of the spike got stuck in the sheath it grew from which I was advised was probably lack of humidity, I couldnt do much about the humidity so just kept it damper and it seems to be rewarding me for that, unless I am just lucky. The leaves on the new Pbulb that are growing show slightly wrinkling in parts but nothing too serious, It needs a humidity tray really but the others in the tray are doing ok so I am not sure what to do as it seems to enjoy the high light level of where it is and I cant fit an individual humidity saucer in the main tray. It is the only Onc I have so I cant really compare it to others though I have two Beallaras that are not doing as well as this little guy but my feeding regime is hit and miss as to when I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Congratulations, Carrie! Now the wait for the blooms!!

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    Thanks Bruce, I am sure that the little buds are just starting to show slightly but I have to stop staring it, what is they say a watched pot never boils!

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    That's weird, right after posting here earlier today I walked over to my Sharry Baby to check the pleated leaves and look at that a spike got caught on the pleat (horizonal on the leaf) and got stuck and all bend. What are the odds....

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    Wow! must be the year for stuck spikes LOL I hope your spike pulls through and you get lovely flowers

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    Congrats Carrie, I am very sure that you will be rewarded with a beautiful bloom! And yes, talking abt bloom, at this stage if we were to apply flowering fertiliser, will it help to expedite it and gives us more flowers?

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    Here's my spike that was stuck before, it appears to have recovered nicely.
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    I've wondered about the same Noor. I usually stop fertilizing (bloom or root boost) when they are in spike or bloom but I'm not sure if that's right either. Maybe some more senior grower can chip in.

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    Congrats Carrie, I am very sure that you will be rewarded with a beautiful bloom! And yes, talking abt bloom, at this stage if we were to apply flowering fertiliser, will it help to expedite it and gives us more flowers?

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    Your spike looks great Phyrex I hope it develops well for you, and I am cluesless with fertilising I gave mine some bloom boost at a weak strengh a couple of days ago.

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    Yippie. It's so gratifying when something like that happens. Congrats. Can't wait to see the blooms.

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