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Old 09-02-2018, 11:26 AM
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Hi guys,

My Bratonia has been in bloom for a long time and the spike has now turned yellow and the flowers are fading.

I wanted to see if this is how this type of orchid is supposed to act or whether its a result of something I have done wrong? The leaves and pseudobulbs are still a lovely green.

Also, when I bought it there was another spike but it was damaged and cut of at the top before it had bloomed. Can I expect any blooms from this spike as its been a couple of months with no growth from it.

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Old 09-02-2018, 12:16 PM
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Looks like normal senescence to me. The other spike is not likely to branch, but as long as it's green, leave it alone.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:19 PM
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A. Totally normal progression.

B. I have once or twice had Oncidium alliance spikes bloom from lower side nodes after injury or cut-off. It can happen, but don't count on it. I would cut the old flower spikes off to focus more energy on new growths and future spikes.
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