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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 62
Posted By aliceinwl
I imagine this probably isnít the case for you,...

I imagine this probably isnít the case for you, but if one of my Phalaenopsis or Oncidium types with bad root health decides to bloom anyway, this happens. But, itís usually all he flowers that fail....
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By aliceinwl
The brown patches look to be dry. My bet would be...

The brown patches look to be dry. My bet would be sun damage that killed the tissue. Sometimes it can take awhile to show up: the damage occurs and the affected tissue dies over the ensuing days. The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By aliceinwl
My inclination would be to remove all of the...

My inclination would be to remove all of the really bad looking leaves and cut off any portion of the leaves with lesions by cutting into green tissue and then appling cinnamon to the cuts and do a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-11-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By aliceinwl
Itís definitely not sunburn. It does look like it...

Itís definitely not sunburn. It does look like it could be viral, but wait for a second opinion.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-11-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By aliceinwl
Itís hard to tell from your pics, but could the...

Itís hard to tell from your pics, but could the small leaf just be developing purple pigment? The Cattleya that I have growing in high light areas have all developed this to some degree.

I also...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By aliceinwl
If the roots are firm theyíre generally alive. If...

If the roots are firm theyíre generally alive. If you donít see any roots or live stem at the base itís dead. Not knowing what it is, Iíd repot into fresh moss. Iíd either reuse its old pot or buy...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-06-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By aliceinwl
I canít tell if itís alive or not. The moss looks...

I canít tell if itís alive or not. The moss looks pretty broken down. Wait for a second opinion, but if it were mine Iíd repot it and determine if thereís any life left.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-05-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By aliceinwl
For mine, I grow most in a mix of 5 parts small...

For mine, I grow most in a mix of 5 parts small orchiata 1 part perlite, and one part charcoal. They do great. But, I donít think theyíre picky.

My mom decided to do me a favor and repotted my...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 08-05-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By aliceinwl
Thanks! It sounds like I just need to exercise...

Thanks! It sounds like I just need to exercise some patience. I think Iím at the upper limit with what it can tolerate in terms of light exposure. I just really wanted some more flowers from this one.
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 08-04-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By aliceinwl
Maxillaria tenuifolia not blooming

I bought a Maxillaria tenuifolia in spring 2018 which produced three flowers the following summer but has not produced any flowers this year. Iím wondering if Iím doing something wrong.

Iím...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-04-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By aliceinwl
I got a couple of Cattleya in bad media and they...

I got a couple of Cattleya in bad media and they withered like yours before they turned the corner. Donít spray the roots with hydrogen peroxide, thatís just going to damage any remaining living...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-04-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By aliceinwl
My Zygopetalum types start yellowing like this if...

My Zygopetalum types start yellowing like this if they are getting a bit too much sun. It also takes almost daily watering for me if they get to the point where the pot is solid roots. I let mine go...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-04-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By aliceinwl
There are a few different variegated Phals. The...

There are a few different variegated Phals. The one in bloom looks a lot like my Sogo Vivien although mine is peloric.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By aliceinwl
I repotted mine while they were in bloom and they...

I repotted mine while they were in bloom and they kept their flowers fine. Iím not sure if this will work for you as our growing conditions are different: I grow mine outside in coastal California...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By aliceinwl
I have no experience with semi hydro. I grow all...

I have no experience with semi hydro. I grow all of mine in bark and they do well in that too.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By aliceinwl
I donít know what your orchid is either, but Iíve...

I donít know what your orchid is either, but Iíve had horrible luck trying to keep roots alive long term in peat based mixes like what yours looks to have been in. I think you made the right call to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-11-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By aliceinwl
Watering schedule is going to depend on your...

Watering schedule is going to depend on your conditions. You want to shoot for keeping the media evenly moist but not wet. If you have a relatively coarse media and low humidity this might translate...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By aliceinwl
Yes, those look to be nice Phalaenopsis. If you...

Yes, those look to be nice Phalaenopsis. If you remove them from the decorative pots, odds are they will be in little plastic sleeve type pots packed in moss. You should be able to see the roots, if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-10-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By aliceinwl
I just want to add that tap water if fine as long...

I just want to add that tap water if fine as long as itís not soft water. The Paphs wonít like the added salt. If you havenít already looked, check out some pictures of Paph roots since theyíre kind...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-09-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By aliceinwl
Any chance it could have been sun burned?

Any chance it could have been sun burned?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By aliceinwl
Thereís no need to do a peroxide soak: it damages...

Thereís no need to do a peroxide soak: it damages the roots as much as, if not more than, any fungus.

Pictures and information about how youíre growing it would really help diagnose the issue or...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-07-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By aliceinwl
Physan is still only going to treat the surface....

Physan is still only going to treat the surface. If you really think youíve got an entrenched fungus, youíll need something systemic. Personally, it looks like whatever fungus youíre dealing with is...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By aliceinwl
Just make sure the Phalaenopsis doesnít get hit...

Just make sure the Phalaenopsis doesnít get hit with direct sun. With as slow as they are to grow leaves, the scars will be with you for years.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve used bleach as a disinfectant too. But,...

Iíve used bleach as a disinfectant too. But, aside from disinfecting the vase I donít think thereís any need to spray it on a relatively healthy plant with some dead roots that are...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-06-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By aliceinwl
Donít spray it with bleach :-O Cut off the dead...

Donít spray it with bleach :-O Cut off the dead parts if they bother you and let the roots dry between waterings. Dead tissue kept moist is going to mold. Thereís no need to subject the healthy root...
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