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Oncidium 'Sweet Sugar'

This is a discussion on Oncidium 'Sweet Sugar' within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It's amazing, it's not dying - it even has two new growths coming along nicely. ...

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    Default Oncidium 'Sweet Sugar'

    It's amazing, it's not dying - it even has two new growths coming along nicely. Don't know what i'm doing, but it's working!

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    ...even my little equitant oncid is thriving!

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    Keep up the good work, what ever that it, LOL
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    Funny how some orchids seem to thrive no matter what you do (or don't do) while other take all the babying you will give and still don't grow as well.

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    Nice work, Connie! Before long you will have blooms from it too!

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    I have had my problems with an oncidium sweet sugar, too. And I have to say, they are real troopers. Still a ways away from blooming, but they don't die easily, that's for sure! Congrats on the comeback!

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    They don't die easily? That's a good trait to have around me. I started out so well, then came winter and well, it hasn't been pretty. When people promise to help with your orchids while you are off your feet, trust me, take them to a nursery and have them babysat. It costs less than the plants you'll lose.
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    Don't get me wrong, it was pretty easy to make my plant unhappy - I'm on no.2. The first one died - but only after months of hanging in there giving me chance after chance. I'm doing better second time round. Still not ideal, but definitely going to make it this time. For me, the killer is when they are potted on sphagnum moss on the inside of the pot which never dries and is a sure way to kill me roots. There's a thread about my second try around here somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Don't get me wrong, it was pretty easy to make my plant unhappy - I'm on no.2. The first one died - but only after months of hanging in there giving me chance after chance. I'm doing better second time round. Still not ideal, but definitely going to make it this time. For me, the killer is when they are potted on sphagnum moss on the inside of the pot which never dries and is a sure way to kill me roots. There's a thread about my second try around here somewhere.
    So true. Some people will swear by sphagnum moss as a potting medium, I prefer to only use it as a supplement or for seedlings. Everything else will usually drown the way we water.

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    oncidium sweet sugar is a hard nut... it died 2times already... i bought a 3th plat 2week ago, repot it, i bought it with a new small baby plat growing... and it is still growin but the older pseudobulbs are shriveling and i do not know how to stop this phenomen...

    does it require more water or should i let it dry for several weeks - i water it when it dries completly out - is it wrong in this baby-growing-phase?? what about the fertilizer can I use it when they are shivering? or should i take it to shade or sun???

    I am realy confused...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xristie9 View Post
    oncidium sweet sugar is a hard nut... it died 2times already... i bought a 3th plat 2week ago, repot it, i bought it with a new small baby plat growing... and it is still growin but the older pseudobulbs are shriveling and i do not know how to stop this phenomen...

    does it require more water or should i let it dry for several weeks - i water it when it dries completly out - is it wrong in this baby-growing-phase?? what about the fertilizer can I use it when they are shivering? or should i take it to shade or sun???

    I am realy confused...
    I ended up mounting a small piece awhile back and it's growing like a weed. I used driftwood and spagnum moss. It's the healthiest oncid i've ever grown. I don't do anything special for it...in fact sometimes I forget to water it. So far though the group on the driftwood just grow like weeds.

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