Question and Answer

 From: sr <>
Subject: Oncidium flowering
Date sent: Wed, 26 Dec 2001

I have an Oncidium Orchid (received as a gift) and have been watering appropriately, per the directions from the Oncidium Alliance Culture.
Over the four day weekend, the flowers seem to have shriveled up. I am wondering what I need to do to keep the plant going. The bottom part (where there are big, thick, leave-looking parts) looks healthy

Any suggestions?


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 Hi Sara

Thanks for your comments.
You do not say how long the oncidium has been in flower. I would
suspect that probably they have reached the end of their life.
Oncidiums are generally not long lived, 3 to 4 weeks is good, so
perhaps it is a natural process. If everything else is healthy than you
may just have to wait till next year for flowers again.

If you can have a look at he roots. If they look healthy then I would not
worry, but if black and mushy then you will need to take action. But
from your comments it sounds as if everything is OK




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