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Oncidium Sweet Sugar "Million Dollar" already going to bloom again

This is a discussion on Oncidium Sweet Sugar "Million Dollar" already going to bloom again within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; So in mid July this plant had 2 spikes with over 100 blooms and this ...

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    Talking Oncidium Sweet Sugar "Million Dollar" already going to bloom again

    So in mid July this plant had 2 spikes with over 100 blooms and this is the 3rd time that it has bloomed for me and I have had it for 3 years. This was taken near the end of June:


    When it was in full bloom (I know this is kinda against the rules) I re potted it into semi-hydro mostly because it was too top heavy and kept falling off the shelf I kept it on.

    It finally dropped its last few blooms about 2 weeks ago and already has a new spike! Its crazy, this one has never bloomed more than once in a year for me!

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    Nice plant you got there Clint!. :-)

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    Well, it seems to love your care! Nice cheery and healthy orchid and good growing!

    cheers,
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    Lovely blooms.

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    My Sweet Sugar will be blooming this Fall...I wonder if it would bloom more than once a year if I re-pot it into LECA? It is one of the few of my orchids that is NOT in LECA...Hummmmmmm...Betty

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    One of my Favorites

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    All of my orchids that are in LECA are doing way better than the ones that are not... I am slowly trying to get all of my orchids switched over.

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    Yes, mine also...as long as they have bulbs ( like encyclias & cattleyas ) on the bottom of their leaves. Phals don't seem to like the LECA, sooooooooooo mine are mounted! My mule ear oncidium doesn't like it either...I'm going to re-pot it into small fir bark, perlite & charcoal. Guess it just depends on the orchid, but only a very few of mine don't like the LECA. Betty

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    See I have yet to find one (for me) that doesn't do well in LECA every Phal I have switched over has bloomed within 2 months of transplanting. I have a Miltonia that has 20+ new growths and should be putting on quite the show here within a couple months it is in LECA... But I guess everyone has a different experience with it.

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