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Oncidium? basket

I inherited this monstrous orchid, which I believe is some type of Oncidium, when I purchased my house in August. Hasn't bloomed since I've been here and I'm just wondering how it looks to you guys on here. I know Oncidiums like more water and it seems to be just sitting in this basket with just it's ball of roots, making it difficult to keep moist. Do these roots look dead to you? I mentioned the plant to a vendor at an orchid festival I attended yesterday and they suggested breaking the plant up a bit. Any opinions or advice?
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I thought those images were thumbnails, but it seems they are just tiny images? Clicking does not seem to open a larger photo.

Can you post larger images?
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Oncidiums do love water and their roots covered. I would repot this plant it and break it apart. It hard to tell from the picture if the roots are dead but Your Buds does look very dry to me.


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Strap-leaved Oncidium alliance plant, similar in habit to Oncidium sphacelatum.

It seems a bit dehydrated. I would repot, removing the leafless brown and dessicated back bulbs and dead leaves. You can divide if needed to separate out the dead plant material. Repot into a plastic pot, more water-retentive media at the top of the pot, free draining in the lower part of the pot.
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