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Refieldara Jerry Pacific Empire - Not sure what to do with it

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    Default Refieldara Jerry Pacific Empire - Not sure what to do with it

    My very very awesome, A-1, amazing husband strikes again! I sent him on an errand to the grocery store for maple syrup and came home with this:





    The tag says it's a Refieldara Jerry 'Pacific Empire'.

    Oncidium?

    What to do to take care of it? It's from a grocery store, so probably repot immediately?

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    if that orchid is from a grocery store. It looks really fresh, so hopefully the roots are fine. Try to disturb the root ball as little as possible, but do repot into a bark mix. Care for this orchid as an oncidium.

    Visit this RVO Care Page and click on Oncidium on the left menu.

    It is really pretty!

    Cheers,
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    Hi Killer,
    Your Jerry's parents are a specie Ada keilana and Odcdm Sorel Point. (Listed with spelling Rehfieldiara) Registered in 2000. That is a start. Beyond checking the media to see if it soft/decomposing, I don't have much advice. I'll defer to someone else. The genus is made up of Ada x Odontoglossum x Oncidium. You could check the culture sheets at aos.com or the mother nature's culture at Jay Pfahl's Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
    It is certainly a healthy orchid,
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    nice but did he remember the Maple Syrup, LOL

    Refieldara...new one for me...must have been a change in one of the parents...so sick of these changes. I don't get more than 2 hits with googling Refieldara

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    Could you have your OH talk to my OH and explain about bringing home orchids?? lol Nice one...very pretty markings! He has good taste....

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    In my experience most oncidium-type orchids from the grocery store/a big box store are mounted on a ball of sphagnum moss on the inside. This is usually their death sentence, so when I repot I try to remove that ball as much as possible. Usually no big deal and if it has healthy roots on the outside it will recover fine.

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    Oh my what a wonderful husband you have ! My husband tries everything in his power beside strangulation to stop me buying orchids so would never come home with one LOL He loves my orchids but is constantly telling me I have too many LOL shhhh he does have a point but we wont admit that LOL Your orchid is stunning. I have never heard of it either but it sure is a beauty.

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    I can't find a Thank You button! Thank you so very very much! Specially to Lee for that wonderful genera 'splanation!

    Oh and yes, my husband did not forget the maple syrup. :-)

    Okay, the really interesting thing about this orchid is... it is potted in bark/perlite/peat moss mix. The bark is firm - looks like it just came off the bag! And the roots are skinny (I think this is normal for oncs) but firm and yellow-green. It looks really healthy to me. Amazing for something that came from a grocery store. Maybe because it is an organic grocery store???

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    Congrats, Tess it is gorgeous!!! And your hubby gets the "Husband of the month" award!!!

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    hi tess,
    congrats to your oncidium, you trained your husband well. lol

    green and yellow roots, good sign!!!

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