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Oncidium sphacelatum

This is a discussion on Oncidium sphacelatum within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; First bloom for me on this guy. The blooming spike started in mid-December, but only ...

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    First bloom for me on this guy. The blooming spike started in mid-December, but only began to open a week ago. Needless to say, this was frustrating.

    It's in a 14" pot, give or take a couple inches. I didn't measure. Needs to be repotted. Maybe next year I'll get several spikes! Then we'd get a real show out of the thing.

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    You'll note that the two plants mentioned here are by the base of the pot, for scale.

    A head-on view:


    And a close-up, showing how typical the little flowers are.

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    Well done .
    I have 2 of these & i,m hoping to see some spikes but maybe they,re still a little small(compared to yours they are).

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    Nice spike! It sounds like it took its dear sweet time getting there, but what a show you have now. Very nice.

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    Wow, that's a lot of flowers! Great growing! Nice yellow color too, very pretty.

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    I'm going to try to get another picture tomorrow, which will show off the scale of the thing a little better.

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    Hey Sue,

    I have one of these and everyone keeps telling me to put it out in full sun.. as in morning, lunch, afternoon sun.. yes all day... is that crazy talk or will that get them blooming?

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    This one has been in full sun 3/4 of the day. Just ease it in to full sun, and it should be fine.

    Meanwhile, I said I'd get a picture with a better sense of size. As you can see here, the spike is taller than my SO (other figures not guaranteed to scale).

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    Very pretty Sue , Thanks for sharing it . Gin

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    Awesome spike on that. Helluva plant, Sue!

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    Nice one, Sue. And your "to scale" photo made me roll on the floor!!

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