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Miltonidium Rosy Sunset

This is a discussion on Miltonidium Rosy Sunset within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is the second time it has bloomed for me. It has 17 spikes but ...

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    Default Miltonidium Rosy Sunset

    This is the second time it has bloomed for me.
    It has 17 spikes but last year the spikes were much longer.
    I'm not sure why the spikes stayed short this year.
    Maybe the temps where to cold?
    This year it has been outside for the whole "summer" while it was inside last year.

    I had a hard time taking this pic due to the fact that the spikes are short and the leaves are plenty. There are more spikes at the back.

    This is how it looked last year:


    Does anyone know what I can do to prevent these short spikes next year?
    I know it needs repotting badly but I didn't wanna disturb it while it was in spike.

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    I,ve always fancied 1 of those.Very striking.
    I wonder if the spikes are short due to it needing repotting ?

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    Isn;t that the result of a cross of Hawaiian Sunset?

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    Gosh Dana, another really nice looking plant! And, I too wonder weather it is an issue with water... ie if the plant is root bound then it isn't getting enough water...

    Cheers
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    Wow, what a huge plant with lots of flowers! Plant looks very happy. Perhaps repotting might help?...

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    That is simply amazing!

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    Thanks you guys!
    I will repot it after it has finished blooming.

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    Just got my first Mtdm. Rosy Sunset 'Pink Bouquet' after seeing your plant . But my plant is still quite young and will take a long time for it to get to your plant's amazingly huge size (provided that I can grow it correctly, lol).

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    Dana-
    Wonder if after the spikes have initiated, if you reduce the light a little? Last year I had an Oncidium varicosum hybrid bloom indoors and the spike was enormous. This summer it has been outside in brighter light and the spike is much shorter with fewer branches. Sometimes I think spikes "grow towards the light" but this may be totally bad advice? Any thoughts from anyone else would be interesting.
    Matt

    PS-That is a beautiful specimen plant. Great job with it!

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    Right on Matt! Louis mentioned the less light for longer spikes regarding Phals. bet it is the same on this plant . Wow! it is awsome , Good growing Gin

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