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 10 of 10

Oncidium spike

This is a discussion on Oncidium spike within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this as my second orchid from my wife in bloom last Christmas. While ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    mycologist's Avatar
    mycologist is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    327
    Recipes
    1

    Default Oncidium spike

    I got this as my second orchid from my wife in bloom last Christmas. While she is a big fan of flowers (and gets credit for most of the background plants) she has been a bit skeptical as I have quickly accumulated fair number of species. Lucky for me, it will be the first to bloom of the lot. So, I am fairly excited on my own and am largely off the hook at the same time. The spike is growing very rapidly as it just emerged over the weekend while I was away, and is now 4"-5".

    Is it supposed to be purple like that or should I give it some more phosphorus (or both)? It got moved out of the moss and was given some 2-3-2 emulsion/kelp just before this happened (although I thought I saw something lurking in there already).




  2. #2
    orchid-man's Avatar
    orchid-man is offline Not Normal
    Real Name
    Murray
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidiums.Odonts and alliance
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Auckland new zealand
    Posts
    1,189
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    the color of the spike you have is a good indication that there is going to be the dark redish or have a fair amount of that color in it. In shot its the correct color.

    Good growing

  3. #3
    ischel1's Avatar
    ischel1 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mary
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya William Farrell
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Gulf Coast
    Posts
    3,141
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Beautiful spike. I bet it's going to be a fantastic bloom(s).

  4. #4
    mycologist's Avatar
    mycologist is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    327

    Default

    Cool, it is actually a yellow and cranberry flower as you suggested. It is one of only 2 plants I have that are NOID unfortunately. I actually like the gangly nature, it reminds me of a Welwitschia or something.


    Does anyone know how long it will take on average for a strap leaf hybrid like this to bloom out?

  5. #5
    clintdawley's Avatar
    clintdawley is offline Wrapped in metal..wrapped in ivy...
    Real Name
    Clint M. Dawley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya Alliance
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    2,743
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I grow several odonts and intergenerics, and it usually takes between 2-3 months from spike to first flowers. I have a couple of odonticidums that are about to pop and they started spiking in early July. Do post a picture when it blooms--unlike phrags..I'm pretty good at identifying the most commonly found types of these.

    My guess from the shape of the foliage is Odonticidium Wildcat. If it's a Wildcat..I can probably tell you the clone.


    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Cool, it is actually a yellow and cranberry flower as you suggested. It is one of only 2 plants I have that are NOID unfortunately. I actually like the gangly nature, it reminds me of a Welwitschia or something.

    Does anyone know how long it will take on average for a strap leaf hybrid like this to bloom out?

  6. #6
    John D. is offline Member
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phragmipedium
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Powhatan VA
    Posts
    79

    Default

    I would think three weeks to a month from where the spike is now.

  7. #7
    clintdawley's Avatar
    clintdawley is offline Wrapped in metal..wrapped in ivy...
    Real Name
    Clint M. Dawley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya Alliance
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    2,743
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Mine

    Just took a snapshot of my Odont area. There is Tiger Crow 'Golden Girl' with four spikes and my Wildcat 'Yellow Butterfly' with two.


  8. #8
    mycologist's Avatar
    mycologist is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    327

    Default

    Great, Thanks!

    I would definately appreciate your help on the identification as I have no clue (I actually have to forget a mushroom every time I learn these plants. I hope it doesn't resist the move back indoors too much. It took me a long time to realize how very much light this plant likes.

  9. #9
    mycologist's Avatar
    mycologist is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    327

    Default

    Sorry for the double post but we overlapped.

    Your plants are rocking!

  10. #10
    mycologist's Avatar
    mycologist is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    327

    Default

    Here is the new post with all the flowers open.

Similar Threads

  1. Repotting Oncidium/Oncidium Hybrids
    By admin in forum Orchid Forum Articles
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 3rd, 2009, 05:28 PM
  2. satisfying oncidium in spike
    By aesir22 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: October 22nd, 2009, 08:25 AM
  3. Oncidium spike (?)
    By greengo in forum **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 28th, 2009, 11:21 PM
  4. 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
  5. Oncidium Spike??? (w/ pic)
    By orchidaddict789 in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 7th, 2005, 10:38 AM

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.