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A throw-away noid intergeneric with inappropriate care.... bloomed nicely!

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    Smile A throw-away noid intergeneric with inappropriate care.... bloomed nicely!

    Last year I bought this at a big box store to brighten my bathroom window. After it bloomed, I thought, it's not taking up much room, so I re-potted it. It's been in my workplace window for much of the past year. About 70 degrees day and night, watered with mineral-laden workplace water, with a few drops of Miraco-grow 8-7-6 houseplant food per liter. That's what the other plants there get. South window. It grew a new pseudobulb. After about 10 months, the new pseudobulb sent up a new spike. It's been blooming now for 2 or 3 months. This is not the care I give at home. Maybe I should.

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    I'm glad you didn't throw it away, Daniel...Sometimes "benign neglect" is the best treatment we can give our orchids!Who was it that said "if it isn't broke, don't fix it!" LOL...Betty

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    Wow, what a great looking orchid. Lovely blooms!

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    beautiful blooms. Love the colour. I agree with Betty.

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    Very beautiful colours and it looks healthy and happy.

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    It looks very healthy with your treatment.

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    Thanks for the comments. I had begun to despair of getting an oncidium-type to bloom, thien this one and a Stefan Isler both bloomed. This is similar to the Stefan Isler, so maybe that's the right type for me.

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    Very cool - I unintentionally ended up with a temperamental Banfieldara that dropped all but 3 of its buds, looked like it had mildewed leaves, and I didn't think I'd like it even if it was healthy. Short story - neglected and very disinterested - until one morning I spotted it in the corner with the wildest, neatest gold and green and spotted and spidery bloom - and it blew me away! It's now my favorite Martian, but I'm not changing its care - look what you came up with!

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    Lovely!

    I keep telling one of my friends who is starting with a few orchids that she is too nice to them!
    (Of course, she might take me more seriously if I wasn't busy collecting rainwater for mine, and mixing up their special "food" etc.)

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    I use rainwater and special mix for my others too. And now for this one - maybe it won't bloom again now!

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