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Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 12-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Leucadian
I was unfamiliar with it before I brought it...

I was unfamiliar with it before I brought it home, but I really like it now.
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 12-24-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Leucadian
Zygolum Louisendorf 'Rhein Moonlight'

I just got this a month ago at my OS meeting, all ready to open. The lip is very dramatic in full sun, but even under a skylight it's impressive.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-24-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Leucadian
Sophronitis cernua: new blossoms, different types?

First bloom of a S. (C.) cernua I've had for 2 years. The 10 flowers are orange, about 0.5 in.

This plant has robust heavy green leaves, with a muscular look as seen in the first photo. I have 2...
Forum: Scientific Matters 09-26-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By Leucadian
I think I'll just have to continue to observe the...

I think I'll just have to continue to observe the growth pattern on this plant. Here's another comment on phototropism:

Ctt Jewel Box 'Orange' surprise blooms...
Forum: Scientific Matters 09-25-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By Leucadian
ES- all the growers that I know have diffused...

ES- all the growers that I know have diffused tops. That's why I assumed it was grown that way.

Ray- You are undoubtedly correct. I was struck by the vertical orientation of the two new pb's...
Forum: Scientific Matters 09-24-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By Leucadian
Phototropism with clear vs translucent light

I have a recently acquired C. intermedia in a hanging pot, with roots that look like Gandalf's beard and pseudobulbs that point in every direction. The newest pseudobulbs, however, are growing almost...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-18-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Leucadian
I just re-discovered Estacion Seca's report on a...

I just re-discovered Estacion Seca's report on a talk by Amy Chung Jacobson, which he posted on 5/22/16 on OB. I don't know how to point to it. This was his opening sentence for a very thorough...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-18-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Leucadian
Laelia purpurata tipo and trilabelo forms

It's that time of year for L purpuratas. Here are two plants that are blooming for the first time for me. The red one was sold as L. purpurata tipo, the flamed one was labelled as l. purpurata...
Forum: Member Projects 07-14-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,572
Posted By Leucadian
Rupics on Rocks at Andy's Orchids

I took some pictures of the rupic house at Andy's open house recently, and thought they would be good to share. It's a small area, outside, but covered for protection from the rain if it ever comes....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Leucadian
Laelia (C.) purpurata v. Schusteriana

This is the first bloom on this plant, which I've had for a year. I wasn't familiar with the variety, and am very pleased with the flower.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-05-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By Leucadian
Thanks for the input, Ray. I thought I'd need a...

Thanks for the input, Ray. I thought I'd need a pump to create enough pressure for the RO filter to work.

What is the ratio of pure to discard water in your systems? I'll PM you to continue this...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-04-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By Leucadian
Irrigation water recovery

Southern California is heaven for growing orchids, but the water situation is not good. Our water is relatively salty and alkaline, forcing many of the commercial growers here on the coast to use...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-04-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By Leucadian
What did you finally build?

What did you finally build?
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 06-27-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Leucadian
Cymbidium Jean Hollebone

This is a plant I have had for just a year. I really like the color, and the way the edges are lighter than the main part of the flower, making a very effective display. George Hatfield brought this...
Forum: Photography 04-24-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,202
Posted By Leucadian
Efficiently adding titles and comments

I would like to add some info to my orchid (and other) photos. I don't change the file name of my pictures, to make it easier for the computer to distinguish duplicates, but mostly to not have to...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-31-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Leucadian
It was the lack of a sheath that first caught my...

It was the lack of a sheath that first caught my attention, and then I noticed the short pbís. Iíll just have to wait for the flowers.
Forum: Identification Forum 01-31-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Leucadian
Short C intermedia v.orlata with no sheath?

Iíve had this for less than a year so I havenít seen the flower yet. The pseudobulbs are short, about 4Ē, and the two flower buds are not enclosed in a sheath. It just doesnít look like my other...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-22-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Leucadian
You are all very kind. I have struggled with...

You are all very kind. I have struggled with Sophronitis, finally keeping it wetter than before. I have 2 others that have not bloomed yet.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-21-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Leucadian
Sophronitis coccinea: really red, really flat

Here's a little Cattleya (Sophronitis) coccinea that just opened. I was surprised at how flat it is. It's a 4n from Sunset Valley Orchids, bought at our conservation table at the San Diego show in...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-02-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Leucadian
This was grown outside in coastal Southern...

This was grown outside in coastal Southern California, under maybe 70% shade. There's a gap in the shade cloth so it gets direct morning sun for a couple of hours. I brought it inside last week to...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-01-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Leucadian
Onc Twinkle budding out

I'm excited to see this in bloom. I got this from Kalapana Tropicals at the Huntington Gardens AOS meeting/show in October 2016. The label says Oncidium Twinkles 'Red', but I log it as Onc. Twinkle...
Forum: Member Projects 09-21-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,572
Posted By Leucadian
What's a rupicolous orchid?

I am not an authority, so I hesitate to comment here. I found a paper which lists lots of the orchids which I have heard referred to as rupicolous, plus a lot more, under the category C. parviflorae....
Forum: Member Projects 09-01-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,572
Posted By Leucadian
This looks like a fun project. I have a dozen...

This looks like a fun project. I have a dozen rupicolous Laelias, having gotten hooked on the by seeing beautiful specimens at my two local OS meetings. Also because I live near Andy's Orchids and...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-18-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Leucadian
Thanks for the tips on hydrogen peroxide, water...

Thanks for the tips on hydrogen peroxide, water and heat. This is S. coccinea, that I got last spring. I bought 3 of them potted in fine bark and pumice in 2" pots, and all have done really well. I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-17-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Leucadian
Sophronitis new pb rotted at base

This new growth turned yellow overnight. I check this plant daily, and it was growing strong. Then one of the new leads turned yellow. I cut it off (clean razor) and see a dark brown center. Should I...
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