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Oncidium Orchid Question

This is a discussion on Oncidium Orchid Question within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Do Oncidiums have only one blooming per pseudobulb?...

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    Do Oncidiums have only one blooming per pseudobulb?

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    When an Oncidium starts to form a pseudobulb, it may form up to two spikes at the same time (one on each side of the bulb). Next, the pseudobulb will form a new growth from which the next spike(s) will come.

    So, yes, technically one blooming per pseudobulb, but one blooming could be two spikes.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang709 View Post
    When an Oncidium starts to form a pseudobulb, it may form up to two spikes at the same time (one on each side of the bulb). Next, the pseudobulb will form a new growth from which the next spike(s) will come.

    So, yes, technically one blooming per pseudobulb, but one blooming could be two spikes.

    Hope that helps.
    Very well said, Angie. Thanks.

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    Thank you both. This is something newbies need to know: psuedobulbs only bloom once per PB. Then, hopefully they produce new psuedobulbs Phrags bloom only once per fan, then they produce new ones. It makes us look more closely when we are buying/rescuing plants. It's so basic that it isn't mentioned. I have various books and have scoured the internet and had to ask this simple question.

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    Hi everyone answered your question, I have Oncidium ornithorhynchum and it blooms two spikes from each pseudo bulb. This year it grew three spikes and triple the scent!!!

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    isnt that the species that "stinks" like ozone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBaez View Post
    Thank you both. This is something newbies need to know: psuedobulbs only bloom once per PB. Then, hopefully they produce new psuedobulbs Phrags bloom only once per fan, then they produce new ones. It makes us look more closely when we are buying/rescuing plants. It's so basic that it isn't mentioned.
    I agree. Even if you aren't quite a "newbie," but are trying a new type it would be nice to know that, and maybe also where the spike/buds will appear would be helpful as well.

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