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Oncidium Sweet Sugar in spike after a very long time...

This is a discussion on Oncidium Sweet Sugar in spike after a very long time... within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I attached a very small section of Oncidium Sweet Sugar to a piece of driftwood ...

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    Cool Oncidium Sweet Sugar in spike after a very long time...

    I attached a very small section of Oncidium Sweet Sugar to a piece of driftwood around 5+ years ago. The plant this piece came off of had rot and only two tiny pbulbs survived to be put on the driftwood. I have attached other plants to this driftwood but none survived. I also have a Psychopsis still blooming and growing new buds and an Epiphyllum section that after a couple years finally is giving me a bud. Some plants require more patience than others! lol

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    How wonderful. I love the piece of driftwood. I have been looking at mounting as I would love to mount my Bulbo. grandiflorum as it has a wandering growth habit and I feel that a nice piece of wood would do it justice. I love the way you have mounted your sweet sugar. I have a potted S.S that is doing ok, maybe one day I'll mount that too.

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    I like the mount you used, Connie! I'm sure that spike will hurry along soon.

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    Plants that wander are great on wood and tend over time to become impressive specimens. I hadn't realized when I mounted the tiny piece it would take so long. It's kind of nice though to have been able to save a piece of a rotting plant for a change! lol And given a couple more years i'm sure the mount will begin to disappear behind roots. It's proven to be one tough little plant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    How wonderful. I love the piece of driftwood. I have been looking at mounting as I would love to mount my Bulbo. grandiflorum as it has a wandering growth habit and I feel that a nice piece of wood would do it justice. I love the way you have mounted your sweet sugar. I have a potted S.S that is doing ok, maybe one day I'll mount that too.

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    I love how you have attached the orcidium to the driftwood, it looks very comfortable there

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    I've got two of them that started growing new pseudobulbs. Then they started to grow new bulbs from these bulbs as well. I hope I'll get a few spikes some day. When is it the "normal" time of year for them to spike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    I've got two of them that started growing new pseudobulbs. Then they started to grow new bulbs from these bulbs as well. I hope I'll get a few spikes some day. When is it the "normal" time of year for them to spike?
    I'm not sure what time of year is "normal". These may be one that spikes each time a new pbulb matures. I will have to let you know...

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    Great looking mount Connie! I love Sweet Sugar...it was the first orchid I ever bloomed on my own. Can't wait to see the flowers!
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    It looks like a very healthy orchid. I love that mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    I've got two of them that started growing new pseudobulbs. Then they started to grow new bulbs from these bulbs as well. I hope I'll get a few spikes some day. When is it the "normal" time of year for them to spike?

    I have a sweet sugar and I bought it in spike. It has now lost the spike and has since put out three new pbulbs. I thought that they would all develop spikes but that has not happened as one of them started a new growth as well. I have noticed that one of the new pbulbs has a slight ridge along the side from top to bottom and that normally means that this one will produce as spike in a few months time. I shall let you know if it does. Look at your pbulbs and see if any of them have a slight indent running from bottom to top along the edge of the bulb.

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