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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-14-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Fairorchids
Forgive me for being a spoiler, but this is one...

Forgive me for being a spoiler, but this is one of those crosses that makes little sense:

Var coerulea is recessive.
Fma. alba is recessive.

When you breed the two, you get tipo, but rarely as...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 08-04-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Fairorchids
Re Paphs: It depends very much on which...

Re Paphs:
It depends very much on which sub-genus you are talking about. The insigne group (& complex hybrids), can tolerate surprisingly low temperatures (45-50F). So can armeniacum & micranthum....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-29-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Fairorchids
Have you considered asking someone to board the...

Have you considered asking someone to board the plants for you, while you are away?
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-23-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Fairorchids
You are going to need a VERY tall terrarium to...

You are going to need a VERY tall terrarium to accommodate the inflorescence (if you can get them to bloom in that environment).
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 07-23-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Fairorchids
There was a member who claimed to have it happen,...

There was a member who claimed to have it happen, but I have never seen it.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-23-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Fairorchids
Still a very young plant. And, as Ray said, it...

Still a very young plant. And, as Ray said, it needs more light (southern exposure)..

Not sure where in NY you are, but here in NJ I used to put my Vandas outside on Memorial Day, under a...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 07-22-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Fairorchids
A mature plant with many pseudobulbs (say 12),...

A mature plant with many pseudobulbs (say 12), will always produce more growths, spikes & flowers/spike, than the sum of it's divisions (say 3 plants of 4 bulbs each).
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 07-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Fairorchids
An unbloomed Paph fan never looses the ability to...

An unbloomed Paph fan never looses the ability to bloom.

An unhappy Paph might not bloom for 2-3 years. Then, when conditions improve, it can bloom on all mature fans. If some of the older...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-22-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Fairorchids
It varies some from plant to plant. Some stay...

It varies some from plant to plant. Some stay mostly in the mix with just a few aerials. Others still do significant aerials.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-21-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Fairorchids
Another option (which I have used for 40 years): ...

Another option (which I have used for 40 years):


Use the larger octagonal Vanda baskets (6" or 8" size, depending upon plant size).
Wet the roots, so they are pliable.
Use a spaghnum/bark...
Forum: Scientific Matters 07-15-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Fairorchids
All species produced from seed are originally...

All species produced from seed are originally either 'x self', or 'x sib'. To taxonomists, it doesn't matter, such plants are still the basic species.

When we cross A x B (or B x A), we create a...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-12-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Fairorchids
I did a search on Phalaenopsis 'Pan'. One...

I did a search on Phalaenopsis 'Pan'.
One possible result is Phal. Pandora. Everything else is clearly not possible.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Fairorchids
Glass lets almost all light through, while...

Glass lets almost all light through, while plastic & twin wall polycarb absorb about 15%.

Also, shade cloth is usually rated with a number, which indicates how much of the full sunlight it blocks....
Forum: Scientific Matters 07-07-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Fairorchids
While we can't be 100% certain, the fact that it...

While we can't be 100% certain, the fact that it is sold under a hybrid name, makes it 99.9% likely to be a hybrid.

In the early days, the RHS did accept some registrations where 1 or both parents...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-06-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Fairorchids
The photo of #1 was taken on April 20th. It is...

The photo of #1 was taken on April 20th. It is in bloom again now =higher light intensity and higher temperatures. Under these conditions, it produces a solid purple/maroon lip!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-02-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Fairorchids
While most Cattleyas grow fairly tidy, a few...

While most Cattleyas grow fairly tidy, a few plants are very unruly (I had one, which sent out each new growth 1.1/2" forward and 2" UP!).

If you like the flower, you pretty much have to live...
Forum: Propagation 07-02-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Fairorchids
Ana Maria, I could not find anything on pod...

Ana Maria,

I could not find anything on pod maturity time for latouria section Dendrobiums. You could try to calling H&R Orchids in HI, as they do a lot of breeding in this section.

The few...
Forum: Scientific Matters 07-01-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Fairorchids
In hybrids, mutations are normally given a...

In hybrids, mutations are normally given a different clonal name (varieties only apply to species). Since clonal names are not registered (unless the plant earns an AOS/RHS/other society award),...
Forum: Propagation 06-27-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Fairorchids
Pam, There are several variables here. ...

Pam,

There are several variables here.

1. Green pod or Dry pod.
From your comments, it appears that you want to harvest a green pod.

2. What group(s) of the very large Dendrobium genus...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-27-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Fairorchids
Triploids are sterile. Phals have 38...

Triploids are sterile.

Phals have 38 chromosomes (2N), so polination results from 19+19 (or 38+38 if you are using tetraploids).

A triploid (3N) Phal has 57 chromosomes, which can't split...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-26-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Fairorchids
This is a classic example, of why you should...

This is a classic example, of why you should always buy more than one, when faced with unbloomed seedlings.

I realize that most growers do not have the space to grow 6 or 12 of the same thing, but...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-24-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Fairorchids
Rlc. Williette Wong 'The Best' x Brassavola nodosa

I have a weakness for Brassavola nodosa hybrids, so when I came across some of these at Waldor Orchids, I could not resist.

I have now bloomed 2 of the 3 young plants I obtained. The first had a...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-12-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Fairorchids
Looking at sellers other items (specifically the...

Looking at sellers other items (specifically the Hoyas), it looks like there is a mix inside the vertical sticks. This might be how this seller adapts the commonly available baskets to hold a mix...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By Fairorchids
Surprised to see that called 'orchid food'. ...

Surprised to see that called 'orchid food'. 15-5-5 is not exactly balanced.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-12-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Fairorchids
It is a round plastic basket with fairly large...

It is a round plastic basket with fairly large openings. This is sorta equivalent to growing in net pots (to provide high air flow around the roots).
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