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Onc Speckled Spire "Whisp"

This is a discussion on Onc Speckled Spire "Whisp" within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; this arrived by mail bare root and nearly dead 2 years ago. it has been ...

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    Default Onc Speckled Spire "Whisp"

    this arrived by mail bare root and nearly dead 2 years ago. it has been a slow recovery, one i don't think is complete, judging by the size of the recent bulbs and their huge older bulbs, but it surprised me and put out a spike on a tiny little matured growth, i thought it was a fluke but now another is putting out a spike too. the spotting on the white flowers nearly fades from view a few feet away, casting a silvery grey look to the flowers. i have been growing this in the south facing window, but hope to move it to the bedroom west facing window when i feel it is doing better. this small spike has 13 flowers, but photos of mature plant spikes look like over a hundred. the flowers are about 1.75" across. it has a light but very sweet scent. it is a hybrid of Oncidium Rex Van Delden x Oncidium trilobum.
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    Very pretty!

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    nice resurrection, like the spots and hint of lavender on the lip

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    Love to hear success stories like this - it's inspiring. Good job Coeruleo!

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    Nice blooms coeruleo. sun burn on the leaf tips ?

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    fertilizer burn most likely, this was to be one of my early 'test oncidiums' but it showed up in a poor condition so i tried to baby it more than the others, but i did fertilize with normal store-bought salt-based fertilizers in the beginning. it really burns the leaf tips, so then i went completely without fertilizer for a while, until i tried worm tea. for the last year i have only used a weak worm tea for fertilizer. now the leaves don't get so burned looking, even in much brighter light. i'm hoping this trick will work on cymbidiums too.........?

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    This is such an exquisite Oncidium! I love this genus.

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