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mule ear oncidium (me thinks a Trichocentrum)

This is a discussion on mule ear oncidium (me thinks a Trichocentrum) within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; after receiving my pitiful chinese new year bonus, i decided i deserved a reward... which ...

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    Default mule ear oncidium (me thinks a Trichocentrum)

    after receiving my pitiful chinese new year bonus, i decided i deserved a reward... which was supposed to be a vanda of the more expensive sort... well, once i got to the market that little voice one tries to ignore when orchid hunting made a very valid point, i have a lot of things going on at the moment... things that cost money (jeffrey and i are opening our own little new orleans stlye food shop!!) AND i remembered that one of my planter box experiments from last summer needed some tweeking... SO i did the responsible thing, i bought the needed supplies and allowed myself to buy one phal that was a replacement for one of my all time favorites that met an untimely demise during a typhoon last year and as i was leaving i saw this mule ear towering over some cymbidiums... i saw it last week and asked of the price and at the time it was not what i was after and was a bit more than i wanted to spend... well i suppose with all the flowers having been open for some time, when i asked, the price was down by a lot!!! little less than 9us$... so this was my affordable chinese new year gift to myself!
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    dang my southern genes... i sure to tell awfully long stories!! sorry about that yall!

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    Beautiful! I'm a big fan of Trichocentrum. I have two and I'm always on the look-out for more. They aren't widely available though. When the plants get very large they can put on quite a show.

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    So does being part southern explain why asking me a simple question requires a five minute answer? Well, at least I know why I do that now. LOL Your oncid is very pretty! The mule earred had always been difficult for me. I bought a simply amazing one last year and mounted it; it is my first mule ear to bloom for me and not die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    So does being part southern explain why asking me a simple question requires a five minute answer? Well, at least I know why I do that now. LOL Your oncid is very pretty! The mule earred had always been difficult for me. I bought a simply amazing one last year and mounted it; it is my first mule ear to bloom for me and not die.
    Connie, I would love to see a picture of your mounted Trichocentrum. What's it mounted on and how well is it growing that way?

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    Congrats, a good buy. I have a Trich. undulatum,. Grows into quite a large plant, and unfortunately only blooms once a year, and it takes forever for the buds to open. When it bloomed last year I had 8 looooooooooong spikes, quite a show. I am now awaiting this years bloom, no sign as yet.
    Good luck with yours

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    I love your stories. Keep telling them, please! I also am happy you showed us the setting behind/around your orchid. Thank you for sharing.

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    i have a luridum that i have 2 seed pods on...i crossed it with some lanceanum pollen that an oldddd lady owned...hope to get the wild coloured haematochilums....which is brick red....i despise the ones with yellow in the lip.... after all "haema" means blood....luridum is like a weed but lanceanum grows in one little area of the island....i also have a seedling of a line bred lanceanum which is probably the best in the world for its dark pink lips..just got a splendidum from the Tamiami show....lol...let the mule ear hybrids begin!!! will post pics of flowers in 4 yrs time *cries*...why do orchids take so longggg from seed

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    Very pretty one. I love the colors. I would have bought it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    So does being part southern explain why asking me a simple question requires a five minute answer? Well, at least I know why I do that now. LOL Your oncid is very pretty! The mule earred had always been difficult for me. I bought a simply amazing one last year and mounted it; it is my first mule ear to bloom for me and not die.
    connie, being the only southerner in a foreign country makes our genetically induced long windedness become ever so apparent! if a simple question only takes you 5 minutes to answer it's cuz yer from florida... try being from louisiana! my friends here start to ask me something then stop halfway and say, "oh never mind, i dont have time, i'll just google it!"

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    Hello all, I have a mule eared orchid too but when I got it down from a cherry tree the tip of the flower spike got damaged but since then I have noticed that there are some little sprouts? coming out along the flower spike are those flower buds? the plant is called the Cedros Bee(from an area in the south of the island Trinidad in the caribbean) it is also rare so I am glad is anyone acquainted with how the flower buds look? I am waiting anxiously to see what happens.

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