Dec 19, 2017 10:33 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Can anyone tell me the name of this Orchid and give some care advice? I know very little about Orchids, but I've had this one about 6 months and it seems to be doing well.
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The pictures above are from when I bought it 6 months ago. It's in a plastic cup in a clay pot, both have plenty of drain holes.

These pictures are from this week. One of the stems has new roots.

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Dec 20, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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It looks like a pretty and very healthy Oncidium! I can't tell exactly which Oncidium, but perhaps others here know. Smiling
You seem to have its growing conditions well in hand and I would probably pot up the plant into some fresh medium. I would soak the plant first and have well rinsed, soaked medium bark on hand and then place into a new pot with good drainage again.
Looking at those beautiful roots, I myself would be afraid to disturb them and simply pot on.
Dec 20, 2017 4:37 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Reminds me a bit of one I had for a few years, f/k/a Oncidium, now Orchid (Oncidesa Gower Ramsey)
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Dec 21, 2017 6:18 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Nice one, Jay. I have one similar blooming at the moment. These Oncidiums seem to be pretty easy care, and not too fussy about watering, as some orchids are. They like to stay slightly moist, not dry out completely as other orchids do. I have a couple that bloom several times per year with showers of these cute flowers we commonly call "dancing ladies" because they look like ladies with big full skirts. Just dont' let it get too cold, below about 45deg. night temperatures it should probably come indoors for the nights.
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Jan 18, 2018 8:22 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Very good ID Lin. Onc. Gower Ramsey tends to have a big yellow skirt similar to Sweet sugar but usually with a bright cherry red center of the lip aka the crest.
Sweet Sugars marking on the lip tends to be more cinnamon in color. It too has a large yellow skirt or lip.
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