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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By Roberta
http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Cattleya%20Tribe/H...

http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Cattleya%20Tribe/Hybrid/3841_C%20Quinquecolor.jpg
and
http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Cattleya%20Tribe/Hybrid/3841C_C%20Quinquecolor.jpg

These photos are my plant...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-15-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,423
Posted By Roberta
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-15-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By Roberta
C. Quinquecolor just opened a new batch of...

C. Quinquecolor just opened a new batch of flower. Nice fragrance, especially in the morning. Not as strong as aclandiae. (That can be a good thing...)
Forum: Identification Forum 07-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Roberta
Genus used to be Stenocoryne, so that might be...

Genus used to be Stenocoryne, so that might be how it is listed in your records.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-15-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Roberta
If there is still room in the pot for new growth,...

If there is still room in the pot for new growth, leave it. It's normal for an orchid to shed leaves on its old pseudobulbs, those are "reserves". There is no good reason to remove them or repot if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-15-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Roberta
Well, China is definitely northern..Unless they...

Well, China is definitely northern..Unless they got it from someplace south and quickly resold it. If it is trying to grow, if it were mine I would lightly watering the medium, but try to keep water...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
I'd go one step farther and suspect that it is an...

I'd go one step farther and suspect that it is an Ascocenda (Ascocentrum x Vanda). But I think that Ascocentrum is now Vanda, so it would just be Vanda. Either way, enough hybrids look similar that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-14-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Roberta
Out of curiosity, did this plant come from a...

Out of curiosity, did this plant come from a seller in the southern hemisphere? I would expect all of the Catasetinae to be in full growth, and getting watered copiously at this time. If it came...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-14-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
Not quite... actually, most of the Schomburgkias...

Not quite... actually, most of the Schomburgkias got classified as Laelia (superbiens, moyobambae, splendida, lueddemannii, and a bunch of others). These have slender, solid pseudobulbs. The ones...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-13-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Roberta
When I repot, I choose a medium that will give...

When I repot, I choose a medium that will give the results that I want, based on a single watering schedule - plants that need to dry out go into a basket with large bark or mounted. Those that need...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-12-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Roberta
Tho other piece of "it depends" is the medium. ...

Tho other piece of "it depends" is the medium. Large bark dries out fast. Loosely-packed sphaghnum dries out fast, more tightly packed takes longer. So Camille is spot-on... water when they need...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-11-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By Roberta
Always a possibility... feel the leaves when...

Always a possibility... feel the leaves when they're under the lights. If very warm to the touch, then you'll know. If the light is too warm (but you need it close for the brightness) , maybe add a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-11-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By Roberta
Good luck! Bush snails are tiny - like 1/8 inch...

Good luck! Bush snails are tiny - like 1/8 inch or smaller, a big one can get up to 1/4 inch but usually not. Look like hard little pellets, they typically stay withdrawn into their shells unless...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-10-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Roberta
If it is a recent purchase (hasn't been repotted...

If it is a recent purchase (hasn't been repotted since you have owned it) guaranteed it needs repotting. The medium breaks down over 2-3 years. Whether you can put it back into the same pot or if...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Roberta
Famous last words... but it's small. There is...

Famous last words... but it's small. There is always room for one more...:biggrin:
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Roberta
I got mine from Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology...

I got mine from Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology Ltd. (http://hengduanbiotech.com/) ... the owner, Wenqing Perner, ships within the US when she comes here, about twice a year, for speaking...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Roberta
A really nice high-elevation species...

A really nice high-elevation species AeridesFlabellata (http://orchidspecies.com/aeridesflabellata.htm)
Seems that the genus-du-jour
is currently Aerides.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
What these want is a wet-dry cycle (they're in...

What these want is a wet-dry cycle (they're in the Vanda family) They aren't harmed by drying out completely (Mine do, daily... it was watered this morning, is quite dry now, and I see the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-10-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
How long has the plant been in there? My concern...

How long has the plant been in there? My concern would be lack of drainage. It doesn't need 100% humidity... I grow mine mounted outside, humidity ranges from 80% at night to 40% or so during the...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Roberta
You need BOTH! :biggrin: Each lovely in their own...

You need BOTH! :biggrin: Each lovely in their own way, and grow under similar conditions (both are quite cold-tolerant)
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-10-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
The setup that you have sounds good. Just open it...

The setup that you have sounds good. Just open it up now ant then to refresh the air. Maybe someone on the forum has had success growing it in a pot. From what i know of the way it grows, I'd think...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
That looks like it's growing in a medium similar...

That looks like it's growing in a medium similar to a flask, it now just has its own. In this environment, it has 100% humidity. The mold comes because it is not a sterile environment. You CAN get...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-10-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
Try again on the upload... don't see a picture.

Try again on the upload... don't see a picture.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-10-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
We really need a picture to diagnose. Gel? That...

We really need a picture to diagnose. Gel? That sounds like a flask, but with only one plant? This species really does best mounted, perhaps with a little sphagnum moss to provide moisture. I doubt...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Roberta
The species isn't even close... V. flabellata...

The species isn't even close... V. flabellata looks like this: http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Vandaceous/Species/4915C_V%20flabellata.jpg
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