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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 ...
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.
nice resurrection, like the spots and hint of lavender on the lip
Love to hear success stories like this - it's inspiring. Good job Coeruleo!
Nice blooms coeruleo. sun burn on the leaf tips ?
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.........?
This is such an exquisite Oncidium! I love this genus.