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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,170
Posted By Roberta
I doubt it will spread, just keep leaves dry,...

I doubt it will spread, just keep leaves dry, normal warmth. And hope for no more snowstorms. You did well in your protection scheme! It could have been miuch, much worse without your attention.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,170
Posted By Roberta
Any chance that it got a bit cold, with water...

Any chance that it got a bit cold, with water sitting on the leaves?
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
One factor that eventually sank tulip mania was...

One factor that eventually sank tulip mania was when some of the ones with interesting patterns didn't thrive long term. Turns out that the color break patterns that were so popular were the result...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Roberta
If the environment is no longer conducive to...

If the environment is no longer conducive to growing things that you don't want to grow, you don't have to treat, nature will take care of things. You might have those spore bodies, but if they find...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Roberta
I don't see anything problematical. Being near...

I don't see anything problematical. Being near the surface, if there IS anything fungal there, it will dry up. (You have addressed the bad-medium problem) Especially if the plant is in bloom,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Roberta
Actually, his name was William Cattley .. the...

Actually, his name was William Cattley .. the genus Cattleya was, indeed, named for him. I have heard that story about the packing material... don't know if it is true or apocryphal.

The timing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 359
Posted By Roberta
I'm not in Indiana... but I got a bag of Merit...

I'm not in Indiana... but I got a bag of Merit from domyownpestcontrol.com ... imidacloprid is the active ingredient, they have other similar products too. They seem to now be using domyown.com .......
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata...Some still do. ...

Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata...Some still do. While there are many very nice ones for sale that us ordinary folks can afford and enjoy, there's a rarefied tier of them that if you have to ask "How...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis Today, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Roberta
My guess is that it needs more humidity and more...

My guess is that it needs more humidity and more frequent watering. Here are some culture notes that might help a bit:...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
If you want a very delightful read, consider...

If you want a very delightful read, consider Orchid Tales by Harold Koopowitz .Orchid Tales on Amazon...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Roberta
I'd be interested to learn the historical context...

I'd be interested to learn the historical context of the statement... Where? Who? I think that it was Cattleyas that got the first attention and started the mania of wealthy people hiring "orchid...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
I have one that is very similar... I got it...

I have one that is very similar... I got it labeled as Den friedericksianum, needing warmth and no rest period, with yellow flowers. It bloomed (being in the greenhouse with watering all winter),...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
I agree, temperature variation isn't important...

I agree, temperature variation isn't important for Catasetinae. They need to stay warm through the winter. It's no-water part that is critical to their lifecycle. The well-behaved ones tend to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By Roberta
Because they grow slowly, orchids don't need much...

Because they grow slowly, orchids don't need much fertilizer. So they can run on reserves for a long time. Eventually, they'll suffer and probably succumb. Remember, the day-to-day "food" is from...
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By Roberta
Buying just once is like eating one potato chip. ...

Buying just once is like eating one potato chip. Not going to happen.
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By Roberta
DC, Cool! Now, keep that baby away from the...

DC,
Cool! Now, keep that baby away from the curly-tails!
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Roberta
Knowing the folks at SBOE, I'm sure they'll take...

Knowing the folks at SBOE, I'm sure they'll take proper care of the plants. They are very "by the book" on everything they do - many vendors cut legal corners, they don't.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 151
Posted By Roberta
If the new growth hasn't started yet you can...

If the new growth hasn't started yet you can repot. Just rinse the old medium off... don't mess with the roots. Last year's roots are still good, another year and they'll die off but you'll have a...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-02-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Roberta
Definitely avoid "neglected to buy" remorse... ...

Definitely avoid "neglected to buy" remorse... It is a rather spectacular species in a genus where most have colors that are rather "meh"
Forum: Vendor Feedback 03-02-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By Roberta
Orchids teach patience... Those Cattleya...

Orchids teach patience... Those Cattleya seedlings grow fast compared to some... get a Dendrobium speciosum seedling of the same size and it may be 10 years or more... orchids don't do anything fast....
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 03-02-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By Roberta
Ditto on the fried eggs... Love it. For...

Ditto on the fried eggs... Love it.

For square pseudobulbs, check out Den. tetragonum.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 151
Posted By Roberta
Yeah, it tends to sent its spikes straight out. ...

Yeah, it tends to sent its spikes straight out. I use a little wire stake to support it, fearing that it could break of its own weight when I move it. But it's pretty strong.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 151
Posted By Roberta
Some (especially complex hybrids) very definitely...

Some (especially complex hybrids) very definitely can flower during dormancy... Here is Mormodes Mark Mills... with a big, beautiful spike, has had no leaves (and no water) for at least 6 weeks. ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-02-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By Roberta
Just sprinkle it on and leave it. If nothing...

Just sprinkle it on and leave it. If nothing else, it tends to help dry up the area. At best, will maybe stop the progression of rot, but it's not a cure. The crown is the growing point, once it...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-02-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By Roberta
Cinnamon is a good (and natural) fungicide. You...

Cinnamon is a good (and natural) fungicide. You don't want that on the roots either, but a little sprinkled in the crown might help, and won't do harm. Generally, once the crown is gone, it's gone...
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