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Oncidium zappii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, Dec 15, 2014.

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  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Oncidium or Gomesa zappii (whatever name is considered to be right for today). Considering that the plant decided to bloom when temperature dropped, perhaps I need to keep it cooler next summer.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is not seen very often and I love it. I have been growing mine cool for many years and they bloomed most years. This last summer I read that they weren't as cold as some of the others in this group so I put them in the intermediate house. One didn't bloom, but the other bloomed with 3 times the number of flowers I've ever had before and the flowers lasted much longer.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you Marni for cultural info. Does your plant have many growth with leaves? My Oncidium forbesii (closely related to Oncidium zappii) looks much better in its growth than Oncidium zappii.
     
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    It was never "robust " in the cool house and is a smaller plant that O forbesii. It never has lots of growths with leaves. I haven't noticed the plant since it has been in the intermediate house, just the spike rising out of a jumble of plants. I'll try to remember to look at it.