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Oncidium Psychopsis Mendenhall (four spikes)

This is a discussion on Oncidium Psychopsis Mendenhall (four spikes) within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I believe that this Oncidium will give me three flowers at once this bloom cycle. ...

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    Smile Oncidium Psychopsis Mendenhall (four spikes)

    I believe that this Oncidium will give me three flowers at once this bloom cycle. The forth bud is barely developed on the forth spike, so don't think it will be simultaneous with its sisters. When I have three at once I will post another photo or two. This is still one of my favorite orchids. AL
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    The flowers are beautiful, i cant wait to see all of them open at once. How big are the spikes?? how do you care for it?? I got this same orchid a couple months ago and the spike just keeps growing, its at 2 ft long now. I am anxious to see a bloom already lol.

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    Hi Byron; I have not measured the spikes, but two to two and 1/2 feet is about right. The oldest spike is the longest. It likes fairly bright indirect light as you probably know already. It loves water! In a 6 inch pot I water every four days and really soak it. Fertilize every other watering with MSU F. at 1/2 strength. I alternate this with Fish Fertilizer with seaweed solution at full plus strength. This season its grown four new leaves and these are my first sustained blooms / buds since late fall/early winter 2010. I cut back a bit on watering in winter and it may not of liked that. I believe I have seen photos on the Web some where with five or six flowers at once........Lastly I understand they hate to be repotted, but I had no problem as I remember. Believe me Byron when I say that these are strong bloomers. You will see blooms before you know it. AL

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    Wow, Al, you're really ruining your reputation for having the most orchids without flowers. Better watch out there.

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    Those orchids will stay in bloom for a long time and with four spikes your orchid area will appear to have butterflies floating around all the time. That is awesome growing, Al. Congratulations!

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    Thank you all for the compliments. I will pass these comments on to the orchid in question. Patty as with other virtues in life it is really much more fun to lose certain reputations...........AL

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    Lovely bloom. I'm sure you will be able to enjoy this for a long time since this is a sequential bloomer. Congrats .

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