Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

One of the very few oncs I haven't killed

This is a discussion on One of the very few oncs I haven't killed within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Oncs are a pain in the butt for me. They rarely survive let alone bloom. ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    3

    Default One of the very few oncs I haven't killed

    Oncs are a pain in the butt for me. They rarely survive let alone bloom. This is one of the few, the durable, the not too bad looking ...

    Onc Costume Carnival 'Summer Sprite"


  2. #2
    orchid-man's Avatar
    orchid-man is offline Not Normal
    Real Name
    Murray
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidiums.Odonts and alliance
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Auckland new zealand
    Posts
    1,189
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    nice,is the spike branched and what is the flower size

  3. #3
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Love those polka-dots !!
    Cin

  4. #4
    IdahoOrchid's Avatar
    IdahoOrchid is offline Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Buhl Idaho
    Posts
    928

    Default

    Hey! I have one of those too! My wife loves the way it looks on our window sill. Ours has 4 spikes and has been in bloom for what seems like forever.

    Yes, it is branched, but not by much, 4-5 flowers at most on each branch but each spike has more than a dozen flowers.

    By the way it is HCC/AOS.

  5. #5
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Nice one, Pavel!

    McJulie

  6. #6
    Mark V's Avatar
    Mark V is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hunterdon County NJ
    Posts
    163

    Default

    ?!?THE NOT TOO BAD LOOKING?!? This is the type and coloration orchid that got me hooked. I love it.

  7. #7
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    Hey! I have one of those too! My wife loves the way it looks on our window sill. Ours has 4 spikes and has been in bloom for what seems like forever.

    Yes, it is branched, but not by much, 4-5 flowers at most on each branch but each spike has more than a dozen flowers.

    By the way it is HCC/AOS.
    Steven, this is from the AOS Website:

    How are orchids judged? What do those letters after their names mean?
    The American Orchid Society (and other national groups) has established a series of criteria of excellence by which orchid plants are evaluated. Individual orchid plants ("cultivars" or "clones") may receive flower quality awards such as the First Class Certificate (FCC/AOS, 90+ points), Award of Merit (AM/AOS, 80-89 points), or Highly Commended Certificate (HCC/AOS, 75-79 points). Other awards may be given for achievement in culture (Certificate of Cultural Merit [CCM/AOS]), or for botanical novelty (the Certificate of Botanical Recognition [CBR/AOS] and the Certificate of Horticultural Merit [CHM/AOS]). While there are other flower awards that may be encountered, these will be the most commonly seen. Such awards are the purchaser's assurance of a high level of flower quality, whether in the plant itself or of its parents. Plants are judged at monthly judgings held at Centers around the country, or at AOS-sanctioned orchid shows, of which there are more than 250 annually around the world. To learn more about judging, click here.

    http://www.aos.org/aos/orchids/page02.aspx

    McJulie

  8. #8
    Hoa Tony Nguyen's Avatar
    Hoa Tony Nguyen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Pasadena and Costa Mesa
    Posts
    2,408

    Default

    That is a very nice oncidium!
    Cheers. Hoa.

Similar Threads

  1. I've Killed It !!
    By Diane in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2005, 06:11 PM
  2. I haven't killed them yet :D Small victory
    By OrchidTraci in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 16th, 2004, 02:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.