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Help!!! Theres something wrong with oncidiums

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Ben2828, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Ben2828

    Ben2828 New Member

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    IMG_20170919_110308012-1002x1336.jpg IMG_20170919_110221462-1002x1336.jpg Hi guys... The oncidium golden yellow (dancing lady) orchid Which I have is not doing well... The leaves turn black and drop off..New leaves....I water alternate days... They are turning black from the tip...Please any help!!
  2. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Sooutheastern Pencilvania
    Don't water based on a calendar. You are probably providing too much, and rotting roots. Instead, water when the medium is almost dry. There are several ways to determine when to water, but the easiest if you are new to this is what I call the "Pencil Trick:" Take a sharpened wood pencil, and stick it about half-way down the pot. Let it set for a few minutes, then pull it out. If the end is damp, you probably don't need to water. If it comes out dry, you do.
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