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Oncidium Endocharis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by rico, Jan 11, 2015.

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  1. rico

    rico Active Member

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    I got this plant less than a year ago from Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens. I grew it over the summer hanging in a tree outside. But when it's new growth ended up maturing to be about a quarter the size of the previous growth, I thought it had become deformed and would die because of how few pseudobulbs it had. It turned out that it had most likely grown small because of the high light it was receiving. It started to grow a spike when I brought it in for the winter. The picture of the whole plant is somewhat deceiving, because the bulb that the flower spike is actually coming out of, is behind the one that is appears to be coming out of. Like I said, the new bulb with the inflorescence is about a quarter the size of the one you see in the front. Hope you enjoy it!
    -rico

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good growing, Rico. I don't know the growth/ rest/ blooming cycles of this species but it may continue to grow and mature during and after the blooming.

    EDIT..... I spoke too soon. I looked this up on IOSPE and they say that it flowers from a "newly matured pseudobulb" and requires a winter rest.
     
  3. rico

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    Yes, I think you're right that it has little/no rest period. If you can see in the last picture, it has a new growth coming on the right side of the plant.
     
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    cool spike of flowers
     
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    Thanks Piotrm and Kelly! Kelly, that would make sense that it has a winter rest. Because I remember now that when I first brought my plants in, I neglected them for a few weeks, so that dry rest may have been what sparked the blooming.