Sunday, March 3, 2019

First re-bloom on Oncidium "Wild Willie"

After waiting almost 21 months, this clearance orchid I purchased at a nursery has finally decided it was happy enough to bloom. Sometimes, it may take a year or two for a newly acquired plant to acclimate to the different conditions that exist in our homes.   I'm hoping that it will now bloom reliably for me, season after season.

Since I purchased this orchid after it had finished blooming and the spike had been cut, even though a tag was included in the pot I could not confirm 100%  the identity until the new flowers opened. Sometimes, plants are mislabeled or tags can be accidentally switched during transplant or by being knocked out of a pot for example.

Now, all I'm waiting for is to sniff the delightful fragrance this hybrid is said to have!