Plant Care Dancing-Lady Orchid

Dancing-Lady Orchid

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Dancing-Lady Orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Kandyan Dancer Orchid


Oncidium sphacelatum

How to care for Dancing-Lady Orchid


How often to water your Dancing-Lady Orchid

Water needs for Dancing-Lady Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Dancing-Lady Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dancing-Lady Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dancing-Lady Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dancing-Lady Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dancing-Lady Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Dancing-Lady Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dancing-Lady Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dancing-Lady Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dancing-Lady Orchid

Dancing-Lady Orchid

Dancing-Lady Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dancing-Lady Orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@Megan avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 14,740 XP
globe Washington, DC

Love this orchid. I think the pseudo bulbs are so fun.

@Maria avatar
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA

The blooms are spent but it’s getting a lot of new leaves. I hope she blooms again in the future. Not a demanding plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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