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Is this a Oncidium?

This is a discussion on Is this a Oncidium? within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; It looks like Oncidium but not sure; I lost the tag. The plant looks ok ...

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    Default Is this a Oncidium?

    It looks like Oncidium but not sure; I lost the tag. The plant looks ok but it grows too slow and the leave shrink (look at pictures). Questions: what is the plant? the leave shrink because it needs more water or less? thanks.


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    It could be an oncidium, and intergenic, a brassia. The wrinkles in the leaves are cause by not enough water. Those wrinkles are permanent. You should check to make sure the plant does not dry completely.

    There are others on the forum who are better at identifying plants than I am, so perhaps they will be better at deciding what it is.

    Please tell us a little about where you are, what growing conditions you have, etc. We'll be able to help more that way.

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    Hi terminator.
    Without seeing the flowers of this plant it is only a guess what it is , but my thinking is that it is an intergeneric ,possibly with oncidium in its background.
    As for the wrinkling of the leaves Diane is correct.There are two or 3 genera that will do it at a drop of a hot so to speak,and on top of that
    Oncidium warscewiczii (formally Miltonia)will also do it.I have several plants and anything with that plant has done it for me GGGGrrrrrrrrr

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    Hi Diane,
    I am a newbie; I live in Virginia; I know nothing about orchid; my big boss love trees; she collect rose, jasmin, violet, orchid, herbe, etc..(her garden likes a jungle). and she doesn't have time to take care orchid. Most of her orchid are from "for sale" stores, hihihi, don't laugh; I am a terminator (fishman, not a orchid grower). I joked and told her that none of her orchid survive for one year and give flower so she's mad at me and ask me to take care of them to see I do better or not (if not I have to live in my car). So I get hook on orchid since. Most of my orchid are phals and dendro except this one. In summer, I put them under my deck, in winter I bring them in house and put them on a shell near a window. I water one a week, fertilize one a month (that is all a fishman can do). I have no problem with phal (they give big flowers and capsules) but none of dendro are good (grow slow, small flowers, some likes dead tree). Terminator.

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    Well welcome to the forum. I suggest that you also add more light for this plant, brighter than phals. maybe a little early morning sun if you have such a place during the summer.

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    Thanks Diane!!!!

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    Humidity might be an issue as well. I had a couple of hybrids that would do this no matter how well-watered they were--that is, until I raised the local humidity..now they grow w/o pleating.

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