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NOID spider orchid

This is a discussion on NOID spider orchid within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; probably a miltassia? i got this about 2 years ago, and it had no tag. ...

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    Default NOID spider orchid

    probably a miltassia? i got this about 2 years ago, and it had no tag. the flowers are widely spaced apart, which makes me think it is not a full brassia. i was told to give it less light than most oncidiums, and the poor thing just seemed sad looking with weak growth, dark colored leaves. since reading on this forum to try brighter light i moved it closer to the center of the window, hoping the new growths would come in more sturdy. a few weeks ago i noticed a spike, but assumed it was just the miltassia shelob next to it, i mean yay another spike, but as often as it blooms it isn't such a big deal. then last week i noticed the spike had grown big, fast, which was not like the shelob at all (painfully slow growing, those shelob spikes). sure enough, it was the spider orchid. it's done pretty well too, since it has 10 flowers, and when i bought it it had 2 spikes with 9 and 11 flowers. kind of a surprise this one flowered at all, considering the abuse it took for 2 years in too much shade. the larger flowers are just over 11" long.

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    Very nice and well done!

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    Love those massive, out stretched blooms! Glad to hear it's doing so well. I too have found that giving an orchid more light can make all the difference. I've made the mistake of not giving enough light to a plant more than once. AL

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    wow, love the form of this and 11 inches wow again

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    You can definitely see the brassia and oncidium qualities in this plant. Welcome to the Alliance. I think I found my new favorite. Just love how it crowns the pot instead of shooting straight up. I am trying to find out if it has a more common name so that I can get me one.

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    Brassidium (Miltassia) Spider Star Niep? This seems to be it what do you think?

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    spider star niep is very close, but i don't think it has long enough petals. i have had one heck of a time trying to get a name on this one.

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    It's pretty. Whatever it is there is a lot of Brassia verrucosa in the hybrid.

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    I think a good guess would be Brassidium Shooting Star but again, just a guess.

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    i'm thinking it may be brassidium fangtastic? i've seen some pictures online that look really the same. for a while i thought maybe odontobrassia pisgah recluse, but i did find some picture of fangtastic to be very similar to mine, but sometimes it seems to be listed as 'fangtastic bob henley' or something. i hate to admit you can buy these in grocery stores here. i almost bought a new one thinking this one was done for and then it bloomed. only about 2 months since moving it to stronger light.

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    It does seem like the spider plant is more dominant it has features of the King Spider and a clear view of the dancing lady. I'm gonna sound New when I say this but I seriously have never seen an Orchid crown the pot like that. All my orchids shoot up on straight stalks until they almost touch the ceiling. Whatever it is it has defenitly caught my interest. Thank you for sharing it. I will continue to look it up but I think its becoming more for me than for you now.

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    i have to admit, this one is probably supposed to be more upright. when i bought it i was cautioned to give it less light than a normal oncidium. that ended up being not correct. it likes a bit more really. this time of year it is getting definite cattleya/dendro lighting. new growths flopped over and tried to reach for the light, and grew in stretched and weaker than the round plump growths it came with. only about 2 months ago did i finally stick it in the front center of the south window. it is in sun through 70 percent shadecloth drapery now. it will be in very bright indirect sun in spring/summer. it was shaded before, and not doing well. but suddenly it popped out this spike, which only took about 3 weeks to grow. it has some new growths just beginning, so i am hoping to see stronger bulbs this time. it has 3 leads now. you know, i did also give it a weak jolt of worm tea about a month ago. maybe it liked that too? it is all i am using on my orchids now, and not very often.

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