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Help my dancing lady oncidium is not well

This is a discussion on Help my dancing lady oncidium is not well within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My oncidium is dehydrated. I can tell as the pods are all wrinkled. I cannot ...

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    Default Help my dancing lady oncidium is not well


    My oncidium is dehydrated. I can tell as the pods are all wrinkled. I cannot get them to fill up.
    I bought it on sale at a local store. I fell in love with the dancing ladies. Also the lower leaves are turning yellow one by one.......; How do I save her?
    Please help.
    Thank you all so much,
    Karen

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    Have you pulled it out of the pot and looked at the roots? It may need to be repotted. Get it out of sphag if it is in it.

    Pictures would help.

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    I did repot it hoping that would help it. Not many roots but some, and they are ok. I can take a picture of it now for you. Flowers too?

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    Yes, if it doesn't provide me with a clue, it may for someone else. I haven't had any losses of this type so I may not be the one to know the problem.

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    It looks normal to me unless I am missing something. Those small outer leaves always drop off. As do the others eventually, leaving pbs without any leaves.

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    The pbs do look a bit dehydrated.

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    What can I do to hydrate them? I have looked everywhere on line for an answer. I am so worried.

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    Hi, maybe you could check the sorrounding...hot? Cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdennis14 View Post
    What can I do to hydrate them? I have looked everywhere on line for an answer. I am so worried.
    Give them time, you received it in July? It takes time for them to recover, and also they have had to adjust to their new home. Just keep an eye on it.

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    Harvey, Katherine, Jervis,
    Thank you all for responding, and for making me feel better. I will watch it. It was living in our cold A/C house. I have moved it to a nice area on the front porch, where it will receive lots of light and humidity.
    Thank you all again,
    Karen

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