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My new Tolumnia orchids

This is a discussion on My new Tolumnia orchids within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought three Tolumia orchids this years OSA orchid show. They are also known as ...

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    Default My new Tolumnia orchids

    I bought three Tolumia orchids this years OSA orchid show. They are also known as the equitant oncidiums (equitant describing their overlapping leaf arrangement, like those of an iris). They have somewhat succulent leaves, are miniature and have no visible pseudobulbs and grow drier than other oncidiums. They are excellent space savers! I have them growing in mame bonsai pots with sphag. Also they can rebloom from the same spike so don't cut them.

    Tolumnia Irene Gleason ‘Golden Sunset’


    Tolumnia Sniffen is about to bloom too. I wonder what colour this one will be. I'll post it later

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    Cool. They look like light our of the darkness! I have a friend who grows these mounted on -get this - upside down rose bush root stems. He dug up his rose bushes and cut them so that the vertical trunks of the rose bush are now the legs of the mount for his Tolumia orchids.

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    on rose bush root stems. thats neat!

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    Pretty little things. Thanks for the tip about not cutting the stems.

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    My Tolumnia Sniffen bloomed, I didn't wait till all 9 buds open to photograph. I didn't know I was buying two plants so similar at the time. Sniffen has a rounder lip, larger blooms and taller spike though. I think this one is has a brighter yellow too. I searched Sniffen = Golden Sunset x Irene Gleason, so no wonder they are so similar.

    The other one has branched its spike and is budding again

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    Lovely, like the bright colors. You do a great job with them!

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