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Orchid

Postby Kayakcraig » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:23 pm

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I have this oncidium cross for 3 years. Always is a ray of sunshine when it blooms in the middle of winter.
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Re: Orchid

Postby Andrea » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:39 pm

Ray of sunshine for sure,thats lovely. :)
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Re: Orchid

Postby soccermomof3 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:53 am

Here's an orchid question for you. Someone gave me a gorgeous potted orchid, but after a couple of months, all the flowers fell off. If I nurture it, will it regrow flowers on the same long stems that are held up on clips? How frequently do they usually bloom?
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Re: Orchid

Postby orchidguy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:14 pm

Depending on what orchid you have and it's growth habit, a lot of orchid's rebloom on previous year's flower stalks. I never cut mine off until it is dead. Many times keiki (baby plants) also form on old flower stalks and is a great way of propagation. Some of the orchid pics I have posted on our original site actually shows them. The oncidium and odontoglossum always blooms on previous years stalks for me, but everyone has their own method of growing them
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Re: Orchid

Postby davefrombc » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:01 pm

From the tiny clue (long stems held up by clips) I'd guess soccermom's orchid is a phalaenopsis (moth) orchid, and they often reflower from the same stems. Iff you're really lucky, it could sprout a keikei .
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Re: Orchid

Postby Katya » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:48 pm

That is beautiful! I hope you will check out our alphabet soup feature and post if you have time, Craig... Im loving your garden photographs.
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Re: Orchid

Postby soccermomof3 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:24 am

Thanks Dave and orchidguy! It does look like there are tiny buds at the ends of the stems now, so I'm crossing my fingers.
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