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Help me with my orchids

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    Default Help me with my orchids

    I need help with my orchids- most of them I have recieved from my BF, which he recieved from trading CP. There are several that are in dier need of TLC.

    Please tell me-

    -are ID'd correctly? (I have kids that pull tags.)
    -what medium do they preferr?
    -which planter type is best for them?
    -any info that will help inprove the health of them?

    #1 Gongora Tricolor



    This one started out just fine, in fact it bloomed when I first got it. Now it is getting white stuff on the leaves. Its hard to explain, I hope you can see by the pics.

    #2 Thunia Marshalliana


    This orchid has never really done well. I thought I killed it but it is hanging in there. The problem with it is the yellowing leaves. The tips turn brown then die.

    #3 Unknown



    This has new growth but what should I do with the part that is wrinkling up?

    What is causeing the brown spots on the leaves?


    Thanks In Advance....
    I will be back with more problems tomorrow.
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    after some research I have figured out that #3 sobralia is marked wrong... I need to get pics of my others up so that I can get help with identifying them correctly.
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    Hi Darlene,

    The first plant is not Oncidium spacelatum. I think it's some kind of Gongora or possibly Stanhopea. Is there anyone on this forum who has much knowledge of either of these groups? I confess I killed the one I had. At any rate, the whitish coloring on the leaves might be caused by too much hot sun and dry air and/or spider mites. (They often go together.)

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    Hi Darlene,

    The first plant is not Oncidium spacelatum. I think it's some kind of Gongora or possibly Stanhopea. Is there anyone on this forum who has much knowledge of either of these groups? I confess I killed the one I had. At any rate, the whitish coloring on the leaves might be caused by too much hot sun and dry air and/or spider mites. (They often go together.)

    Rob
    Your right! I remember a note with them- Gongora Tricolor, and when it bloomed it smelled wonderful and was full of tiny flowers.

    Now I have two of them identified. Now ton learn how to take care of them.

    So which one is my Onc.??

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    Question identify

    Well with my last post I reliazed the tags on my plants definately got mixed up. Please help me figure out which goes where.

    I have 2 tags left and 3 orchids, one I never knew what it was.

    1-) Encyclia atropurpurea x
    2-) Onc. Sphacelatum
    3-) Unknown


    A-)

    B-)

    C-)

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    As I am a novice, I will not guess at the first pic...but I will say (and someone correct me if I am wrong) that pic B is the encyclia and pic C is the oncidium.

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    Sorry for the multiples but I think that I remember you being in CA from another thread...I am new to CA. Where are you located? (sorry if I am hijacking)

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    The unknown #3 is probably plant A. It looks like a Cattleya alliance plant and is probably yellowing with shriveled pseudobulbs because of root rot. The cattleya alliance plants do not do well in spaghnum moss because it holds too much moisture around the roots. I would remove this one and repot in bark which will allow the roots to breathe and dry faster. If given the proper conditions, you will probably notice a turn around with new root growth and vegetative growth within a few weeks.

    I agree that B is the Encyclia and it looks well. C is the oncidium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Sorry for the multiples but I think that I remember you being in CA from another thread...I am new to CA. Where are you located? (sorry if I am hijacking)
    Mendocino County

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKirk783 View Post
    The unknown #3 is probably plant A. It looks like a Cattleya alliance plant and is probably yellowing with shriveled pseudobulbs because of root rot. The cattleya alliance plants do not do well in spaghnum moss because it holds too much moisture around the roots. I would remove this one and repot in bark which will allow the roots to breathe and dry faster. If given the proper conditions, you will probably notice a turn around with new root growth and vegetative growth within a few weeks.

    I agree that B is the Encyclia and it looks well. C is the oncidium.

    Ok thank, does the type of pot matter? Should I cut off dead parts?

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