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Oncidium NoID Grocery Rescue

This is a discussion on Oncidium NoID Grocery Rescue within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I spent a half an hour talking orchids with the woman in the Floral Dept ...

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    Default Oncidium NoID Grocery Rescue

    I spent a half an hour talking orchids with the woman in the Floral Dept at my grocery. I wowed her pics of my orchids and talked about their culture. She said she really appreciates when people do buy the rescues. She, like us, hates to see them die.

    I also picked up a NoID oncidium that is just a beauty of a plant for $3. It has new roots growing already as well as a new pb or 2. All while still sporting a few flowers still on the spike.

    A couple flowers still are ok and this is what it looks like. Then I removed that spike.

    If anyone knows its name, please let me know. It looks rather non-hybridized to me.

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    There are numerous yellow skirted oncidiums like this. If you google 'yellow dancing ladies oncidium' you may find one that resembles yours. Good hunting.

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    The grocery by my house used to get some really interesting and uncommon orchids, sadly over the years they have defaulted to carrying the standardized white or purple phals and a mix of intergeneric oncidiums, it makes me sad :-( though I did snag a nice cymbidium from the rescue shelf a while back. six or seen pb and three new shoots emerging!

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    In my conversation with the floral dept grocery worker, she said that they have even had lady slippers for sale in the past. I have been pretty amazed with the specimens they have had that I have seen.

    Drive on down here. They just got a shipment of new orchids today. I may go take a look myself tomorrow. Of course it will be 10 F if we're lucky. So a bad day to buy one and get it home safely.

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    I have this one too but no id, very vigorous plant grows very quickly. Mine double in size in just about 6 months not even a year.
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    Very classic still pretty.

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    It looks like Onc Sweet Sugar or Onc Grower Ramsey

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    I have a onc gower in orange in bloom right now.
    I'll compare the patterns and see if they match. If not, then maybe a Sweet Sugar (I don't have any of them)

    Thanks

    A nice condition plant for $3, gotta love it.

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    Can't beat a $3 orchid!! You have one new growth partially matured which should be where your next spike will come from. Onc Sweet Sugar was my first thought when I saw your post.

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    Sadly( or for the best) Over the years I have had to impliment certain standards and procedures in my aquisitions, mostly because I found myself ending up with a lot of rescues, duplicates and started running out of room. I primarily purchase online from various sources and only ever buy a plant in person if its A. Special/desired B. an unbelieveable deal (but in good condition). I can't say I regret it, over time i've found and obtained a number of things that simply blow my mind!

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