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Please indentify the type and problem

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    Default Please indentify the type and problem

    I can be consider as a newbie in orchids and I need help identifying the types of these orchid so I can look up specific information on how to take care of them. Also I need to identify the problem in photo 5, 6, and 7 (if what I'm showing presents a problem to my orchids).

    Orchid 1


    Orchid 2

    The flower in this one is yellow with purple dots.

    orchid3


    orchid4a

    The flower in this one is white and purple.

    orchid4b or 5


    orchid 6


    orchid 7

    I think that this one is a vanda.


    thank you!!!

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    1. Dendrobium, which are divided into six major groups. While I can't see the flower clearly, it appears to be of the Phalaenanthe type.

    2. Phalaenopsis

    3. Cattleya or hybrid with Laelia or Brassavola

    4a/b. Oncidium Alliance

    6. ?

    7. Can't see enough of the plant but it would appear to be a Vanda

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    Thank you very much, I'm so excited with my orchids and this will help me a lot.

    This is the flower of orchid 1



    Also,

    1- The flower in orchid 4b did that as soon as I got it, does that mean that its damage or thats normal before they fall? (One day they were fine the next they were dark, somebody told me that it can be due to a pest, is that true?

    2- Do those dark spot in orchid 6 mean that my orchid is damage?

    3- The yellowing of the leaf in orchid 7. Does that mean sunburn?

    Thank you!!!

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    I would agree with Bikerdoc, though I am not entirely sure about 4b. Is 4b the same plant as 4a?

    As for problems, the little snippets you show don't seem to be anything horrendous, but often you need to see the whole plant to see how they are doing on the whole.

    Flowers wilt and fall off when they age, generally totally normal. But if it happens too quickly it could be a sign of another problem.

    A little spotting or lightness on leaves also not usually a problem until it becomes very extensive.

    I don't think I would worry unless it looks like the whole is really suffering - drooping, yellowing leaves, etc.

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    I don't really see any major problems per-se, maybe just a little bit of tip burn, which could be from mineral deposits in the water you use to water them...or maybe just a bit too much sun, but they look pretty good to me! I think those brownish blooms you posted a pic of are just fading...take good care of the plant and it will bloom again!

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    Ochid 1 and 2 are as stated above
    Orchid # 3 might be Bl Morning Glory or a cross made with it such as Bl morning Glory x Bc Makai
    Ochid #4a could be a Catt hybrid (the single terminal leaf leads me to believe it is not an Oncidium Alliance

    orchid4b or 5 could show a dead catt flower maybe if we see a pic of the whole plant

    7 could be a Vanda...whole plant shot would be helpful here as well.

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    I agree with Ron..

    #4a is an encyclia of some sort

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    elissamiranda, check out these links for great care information

    Orchids - River Valley Orchidworks - Care and Cultivation Guide

    Orchid Article Library

    Your plants look healthy to me. Regarding the leaves, you might think about what you are using to water the plants. Tap water has a lot of minerals, salts and some chemicals in it. These elements tend to build up over time and the plants seem to send them to the leaf tips which then burn out. Windowsill growers like us should be using rain water or bottled water purified by reverse osmosis. As you probably know, over-watering will also cause orchid leaves to yellow and weaken too. Best regards, Joe

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    here is a pic of one of my Bl Morning Glory for comparison. My other clone looks different


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    Yes, Orchid 4a and 4b are the same. Below is a full view



    The Photo with the dark spots is from orchid3

    Ron-Ny the shape is the same from mine, only the color is slightly different. Yours is very nice.

    Here is the full view of orchid 7


    Again, Thank you all very much. You guys have been very helpful.

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