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Can someone ID this orchid?

This is a discussion on Can someone ID this orchid? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I started to be interested in orchids two years ago when I bought two phalaenopsis. ...

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    Question Can someone ID this orchid?

    I started to be interested in orchids two years ago when I bought two phalaenopsis. They are blooming again. Please let me know your opinion about watering phalaenopsis with ice cubes, and identify the pictured orchid I obtained three months ago.
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    Watering phals with ice is no-no. These are tropical plants. To water, just run them under tempid water. Your yellow orchid is an oncidium.

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    Orchids should never be watered using ice cubes, the cold water can and will shock your plants and eventually kill them. It looks like Oncidium papilio also called the Butterfly Orchid. Relative Humidity between 30%-60%. wait till the medium gets moderately dry before watering again. They like bright filtered light about 1800-2500 Foot candles. Day temperature should be between 75-85 degrees and 60-65 degreees at night. If temperature is higher than 85 degrees, humidity and air circulation should be increased =)

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    Never water with ice. Such a joke. Your baby is an Oncidium hybrid (Dancing Lady). Definitely not Psychopsis papilio. They are large single flowers on the end of an inflorescense. Very different leaves and pseudobulbs as well.

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    Agreed...I have seen these "ice orchids" for sale. There are a couple of threads regarding the sale of these on the forum...I would never ever water with cold water. It can be a shock to the root system. The orchid pictured is an oncidium, but not a papilio. I'd recognize that one for sure, as I am trying to nurse a sick one back to health...poor thing!

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