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Old 05-24-2019, 08:55 AM
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Hello Folks:
Who else has Oncidium phymatochilum? Potted or mounted?
I have a small one that was a 'bonus' plant, and it is starting a new growth, so it's time for a decision. Or should I leave it in the 2" pot for another year? (It has 2 very small old pseudo bulbs, two larger mature with leaves and one new growth starting)
Please post your advice and experience. I appreciate your kind help.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:33 PM
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"The plant" has little to do with your decision. "Your conditions" are the controlling factor.

Mounted likely means you'll be watering it VERY frequently. Can you deal with that?
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:34 PM
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Hell Ray:
I have a couple dozen mounted plants, so it is not a problem.
Maybe I need to re-phrase the question:

Please chime in with your personal experience with Oncidium phymatochilum...

I guess this is not a particularly popular species.

Thanks for reading,
Maryanne

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Oh dear, I meant to type "HellO Ray" (oops).
So embarrassing, forgive my typo.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:17 PM
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Either one works in that context, Maryanne!

I had one that was potted, but I can see no reason that someone with mounted-orchid experience wouldn't do well with it that way.

It's now considered Miltonia phymatochila, by the way.
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Mine is potted, and is growing quite happily that way.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:23 PM
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Hi Roberta:
Thanks for chiming in...
I found in wikipedia that Phymatochilum is it's own genus. Only species is P. braziliensis - or perhaps they have changed this too. Also found it is a close relative of Miltonia as Ray stated.
Personally, I don't care what the name is as long as she is willing to grow.
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Here is my plant in bloom... getting ready to bloom this season, big spike will be open in a couple of weeks. http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Onci...atochilium.jpg
http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Onci...atochilium.jpg
It grows outside at my house - so it is happy on the cool side (obviously you have to grow yours inside at least for half the year). Also fairly shady where it is growing, I'd call it "bright shade".
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Thanks again, Roberta
Very charming! If you get a chance, please upload a photo of the base of plant in its pot and medium : -)
Then, I can better decide what to do with my little "Mattie." (So many names, seems like a nickname is the way to go ; -)

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Here's the plant. It's in a 6" pot (for scale), in small Orchiata bark. I got it 2 years ago, as a division with about 3 p-bulbs so I can't take credit for growing it into a mature plant, but it has added new growth and appears to be thriving.
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Wow, Roberta, you're fast. Thanks for being so accommodating. I see what's going on, and will do something similar. My "Mattie" is quite a bit smaller, but it made it through New England winter chills and dark sky, so it appears to be a tough species. It's outside now, as we evicted the non-blooming plants from the tiny g'house.
I always appreciate your comments on the forum.
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