Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.


Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Go Back   Orchid Board - Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! >
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.10 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Fairorchids
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Fairorchids
3 x C. intermedia

All photos taken today.

C. intermedia, var. Orlata 'Rio' AM/AOS
This plant belongs to my tenant, but it provides a good measure of intermedia quality. When awarded the NS was 4.48", in this...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Fairorchids
Some Renantheras would qualify. I used to...

Some Renantheras would qualify.

I used to have a Ren. Kalsom 'Red Dragon' HCC/AOS (the plant that got the award). Each time it went over 7', I would cut off the top 4' or so, and place in a new...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-17-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 217
Posted By Fairorchids
Interesting discussion. In various orchid...

Interesting discussion.

In various orchid societies, I have seen a lot of plants grown very successfully in pots. However, with my watering schedule, that simply does not work.

From my...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-11-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Fairorchids
Both are interesting. However: While...

Both are interesting. However:


While some nurseries (& countries) are quick to announce new varieties, most are more properly defined as color forms.
It is not a proper variety, unless there...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-10-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Fairorchids
As mentioned by Abe1997, many breeders are...

As mentioned by Abe1997, many breeders are understandably reluctant to share their hard earned knowledge. Having said that:

A few of the breeders truly understand the genetics, but most do not...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-09-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Fairorchids
All the species in the Cattleya family have the...

All the species in the Cattleya family have the same number of chromosomes, so interbreeding is theoretically possible. However, in reality not everything works.

Some pods never start; but more...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-09-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Fairorchids
I have just learned that Mark has had some health...

I have just learned that Mark has had some health issues. He has some plants on order with me, but he is not up to the drive (1 hr) yet.

If you call during normal business hours, you will reach...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Fairorchids
This is a true terrestrial, so a light soil type...

This is a true terrestrial, so a light soil type mix is recommended (and also what I use for my 500+ Cymbidiums).

If you study Cymbidiums, half the species are epiphytes and half are terrestrials....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Fairorchids
Zygos do not do well if they dry out between...

Zygos do not do well if they dry out between waterings. They need to be watered while still moist.

In Hawaii, where it rains a lot, they can grow them in a bark/perlite mix. However, even...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Fairorchids
You have to distinguish between: A. Slightly...

You have to distinguish between:

A. Slightly reduced watering during winter months. This is simply a reflection of the plants drying out slower during the lower light/temperature winter season.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By Fairorchids
If you are basing the business on plants from...

If you are basing the business on plants from Taiwan, they will arrive potted in spaghnum moss. There would be no need to change that (plants can stay in that medium while they bud up, so they can...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-29-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By Fairorchids
As I try to stress in my talks on orchid culture:...

As I try to stress in my talks on orchid culture:

You can grow orchids in pretty much any material you care to select, as long as you water, feed & repot according to the plants needs IN THAT...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-28-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Fairorchids
I have grown ampullaceum: A. In net pots...

I have grown ampullaceum:

A. In net pots filled with spaghnum/bark (4:1), finger tight.
B. On cork mounts, but with roots wrapped in about a 3/4" layer of spaghnum.

It will accept other...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 03-28-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Fairorchids
1. It is CRITICAL that the root crown (line...

1. It is CRITICAL that the root crown (line between roots & leaves) be 1/4-3/8" (6-8 mm) below the surface of the medium in the pot. Otherwise new roots fail to develop properly.

2. As...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-28-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Fairorchids
Several comments: Never be in a hurry to...

Several comments:

Never be in a hurry to divide (unless you owe someone a piece of the plant). If you make 3 divisions with 5 PBs each, you will probably only get a single new growth from each...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-26-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Fairorchids
This Den tolerates temps from 28F to 120F. ...

This Den tolerates temps from 28F to 120F.


Water & fertilize regularly, do not let it dry out from March through Oct 15th.
It can go outside into near or full sun as soon as last frost is...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 03-25-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Fairorchids
You need to meet my brother then!

You need to meet my brother then!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-25-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Fairorchids
Some Dendrobiums (nobile types & kingianum)...

Some Dendrobiums (nobile types & kingianum) produce oodles of keikis in lieu of buds, when the cultural conditions are not quite right. Specifically:

Fertilizer applied past the cut-off date...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-22-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Fairorchids
Could look like an Aerides, though leaves are...

Could look like an Aerides, though leaves are slighly wider than most species.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-21-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Fairorchids
It has a reputation for never blooming, so well...

It has a reputation for never blooming, so well done!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-17-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Fairorchids
Environment impact on flower quality

Here is one of my C. Motte Spot x Rlc. Hilo Grand plants. The first photo is from it's first blooming in December, the 2nd photo shows a belated bloom that just opened here in mid March.
Forum: Identification Forum 03-16-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Fairorchids
If this presently is a single growth plant, it...

If this presently is a single growth plant, it will be interesting to hear whether new growths maintain this coloration/pattern.

I know of a variegated Paph insigne, but that plant is a chimera...
Forum: Propagation 03-16-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Fairorchids
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
Forum: Propagation 03-15-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Fairorchids
I will be there tomorrow, from abt 9:30 am till...

I will be there tomorrow, from abt 9:30 am till at least 4 pm. Saturday I expect a number of visitors/customers, so take your chances.
Forum: Propagation 03-15-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Fairorchids
Since many pollinations fail to produce pods, I...

Since many pollinations fail to produce pods, I always start more than I intend to flask. However, it is still too early in the season to determine which ones I will 'de-select'.

I will remember...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.