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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-14-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Hi Tasha OW user name: I overheard a work...

Hi Tasha

OW user name: I overheard a work friend describe me to someone else as "he's kind of an orchid whisperer" after I'd revived her near-dead Phalaenopsis, back to producing a flower spike. ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
See the attached photo of a Cattlianthe Golden...

See the attached photo of a Cattlianthe Golden Wax that I recovered by hanging it up outdoors in the shade (new roots, new growth). I think this was from 2017(?) Could be later though.

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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-13-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Another approach you can an take is what I posted...

Another approach you can an take is what I posted here:

What to do if roots are rotten? (http://www.orchidboard.com/community/potting-and-repotting/100734-roots-rotten-post897582.html#post897582)...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I don't know where you are in the USA, but if...

I don't know where you are in the USA, but if it's warm where you are, not bone dry (desert), and I you have access to shade outdoors, wrap a wire around the base of the bare root plant, and hang it...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-11-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Good idea. Pop one off with the point of a...

Good idea.

Pop one off with the point of a pocket knife.

Look with a magnifier. If it has legs etc.
underneath: scale.
Forum: Georgia - NGOS 06-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Orchid on the Internet: Meeting, June 9, 2019, Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

The NGOS will present a discussion of communities of orchid enthusiasts on the internet, and other orchid resources available online, including vendors, blogs, cultural tips, and other information.
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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-01-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I suspect the "dirt". I think Fusarium is...

I suspect the "dirt". I think Fusarium is unlikely.

Take the problem plants out of the soil, I suspect many plants will have few out no live roots, and many pseudobulbs going brown/soft at the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
A clone is "an organism or cell, or group of...

A clone is "an organism or cell, or group of organisms or cells, produced asexually from one ancestor or stock, to which they are genetically identical."

Regardless of whether it is a division,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-23-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Oncidiums and some other thin-leaved orchids tend...

Oncidiums and some other thin-leaved orchids tend to be prone to black spotting. Sometimes this is related to fungus. Improving plant nutrition with added calcium sometimes helps this, but you may...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-12-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It does look like vertical pieces of wood in the...

It does look like vertical pieces of wood in the pot.

As long as the wood is non-toxic and somewhat resistant to rot, I see nothing wrong with the potting method or materials. Obviously, good...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The Phrag photo could be magnesium deficiency. ...

The Phrag photo could be magnesium deficiency. The mottling could remain on the leaves for years after deficiency happened.
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 04-28-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
How are you growing the plant (what conditions...

How are you growing the plant (what conditions are you providing; temperature, water, growing medium, etc.)?

On the Coelgynes that I have (C. cristata and C. 'Unchained Melody') I sometimes see...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-27-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Why not grow it just like the other one that...

Why not grow it just like the other one that seems to be happy??:dunno:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-24-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,450
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
That is called a terminal flower spike. ...

That is called a terminal flower spike.

Terminal in this case just means that it is at the end of a growth (coming out an apical meristem; usually Phal flower spikes come out of lateral...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-24-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'm concerned that you sprayed them all with 3%...

I'm concerned that you sprayed them all with 3% hydrogen peroxide. That is a pretty harsh chemical for tender new-from-flask seedlings. I would avoid doing that in the future.

I just rinse my...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-23-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Use the Bayer 3-in-1 (or another insecticide...

Use the Bayer 3-in-1 (or another insecticide containing imidacloprid) once a week for one month. Spray all parts of the plant, including roots and potting medium.

Imidacloprid is a systemic...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-21-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Not the best roots, but I certainly don't see a...

Not the best roots, but I certainly don't see a problem that requires correction. Pot it up in orchid bark, keep on growing.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Cleveland, do you mean a Phalaenopsis orchid? ...

Cleveland, do you mean a Phalaenopsis orchid? Also known as a moth orchid?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-17-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I bet it has a smokin' floral display . . .

I bet it has a smokin' floral display . . .
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-17-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Fusarium causes plants to look as if they have...

Fusarium causes plants to look as if they have experienced drought for months, meaning leaves and pseudobulbs look severely dessicated. Not just slightly in need of more water. I don't see any such...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-15-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Acephate is a chemical I would be reluctant to...

Acephate is a chemical I would be reluctant to use indoors. I'd be more likely to use if outdoors.

BTW, thanks for the link Fishmom
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 04-15-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I don't see an issue from your photos. I'd go...

I don't see an issue from your photos. I'd go with your original instinct, don't manipulate it unnecessarily. Since it is blooming, assume it is recovering and is not needing intervention.
Forum: Propagation 04-14-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
This is a duplicate thread I think.

This is a duplicate thread I think.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 04-08-2019, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Although yours may look like the plant Den nobile...

Although yours may look like the plant Den nobile "Spring Dream Apollon" rbarata suggested, since there are many Dendrobium hybrids that look similar, rely on that information more as a cultural...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The plant looks dead to me. I don't think that...

The plant looks dead to me. I don't think that one is capable of coming back.
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