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Oncidium cheirophorum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Dec 4, 2013.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I always look forward to this little plant blooming. It makes a very cheery bright spot in the gh and the fragrance is wonderful and strong, like Ivory soap. The plant is typical Oncid. about 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The inflorescence is about 9 inches (23 cm) long and each bloom is just under 3/4 inch (17-18 mm) across. The blooming part of the inflorescence as shown in the photo is about 5 inches.

    This species appears to have a broad range of light and temperature tolerance. I have a pot on the floor (shady and cool) of the gh in bloom and a mount up high (very bright and warm) also in bloom.

    The plants always do well for me both mounted and potted but I am always surprised by how few roots it has, even on what appear to be very healthy plants :confused:.
    Oncidium cheirophorum inflorescence-1000.jpg
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Very nice Kelly! Your photography skills are getting sharp. Love it.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Zach.
     
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    chicago chad Active Member

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    Looks familiar Kelly! Mine is also blooming quite well. Thanks again. I like how the color seems to ripen after a few days.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well done, Kelly. Both culture and photography.
     
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    Jenna New Member

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    beautiful