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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Ray
After my "big freeze" in January of 1994 when a...

After my "big freeze" in January of 1994 when a greenhouse heater failure resulted in the loss of a 20-year collection, my best friend's father brought up a whole box of plants from his greenhouse in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Ray
Personally, I'd cut off the spikes and focus my...

Personally, I'd cut off the spikes and focus my attention on getting the original plant to recover.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,744
Posted By Ray
Or get a test strip from Agdia and not risk other...

Or get a test strip from Agdia and not risk other plants.
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By Ray
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Ray
Mook pretty much summed it up. The mycelia...

Mook pretty much summed it up.

The mycelia of the specific fungus that literally infects the seed, pumps sugars into it to provide the fuel for germination.

In a flask, constant and extended...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Ray
Yes, it is called a "selfing".

Yes, it is called a "selfing".
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Ray
I kept a 1000W aquarium heater in my greenhouse...

I kept a 1000W aquarium heater in my greenhouse RO tank. 75F
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Ray
You already have as much knowledge of its name as...

You already have as much knowledge of its name as you'll ever get. There are just too many, similar-looking ones out there to be able to reliably identify them.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-13-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Ray
"The plant" is not the only factor that...

"The plant" is not the only factor that determines the medium used. The potting medium, the pot, and how well they work with your growing environment and watering technique and habits to meet the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-13-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Ray
Watch them carefully. "A few days" is...

Watch them carefully. "A few days" is insufficient to know if everything in good or not.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-13-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Ray
When filling out the application, you don't...

When filling out the application, you don't really know which way the package, shipped via EMS, will be routed, so for Thailand, list all west coast ports of entry - the three in CA and Seattle.
...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 11-12-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ray
Does that mean two, separate clusters of plants,...

Does that mean two, separate clusters of plants, or was it two fans on one plant to start?

If it is a single colony sharing resources via rhizomes, definitely keep it as one. If it is two,...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-12-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
All gas burners will get "out of tune" over time...

All gas burners will get "out of tune" over time - i.e., the air-to-fuel ration will shift as the burner becomes sooty or oxidized. As that happens, more and more ethylene is created, which can be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-11-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By Ray
The best time to repot is just when new roots are...

The best time to repot is just when new roots are emerging from the base of the plant, which for cattleya-types, is often when new growths emerge.

In the mean time, if you are very careful with...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-11-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Ray
I have always done better with them when they...

I have always done better with them when they were mounted. Roots staying cool and wet are the downfall for me.

Remember that the species tend to grow on little twigs on the windward sides of...
Forum: Identification Forum 11-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Ray
Three individual plants from the same cross,...

Three individual plants from the same cross, supposedly germinated from the same capsule.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-10-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Ray
Tolumnias prefer to be watered frequently and dry...

Tolumnias prefer to be watered frequently and dry out rapidly. Your "dry by nightfall" scenario might work if the temperatures are quite warm.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-09-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Ray
It may simply be a result of mounting it. Some...

It may simply be a result of mounting it. Some plants seem to need to be well-established, no matter how they are grown. You'll often hear folks say that dendrobiums like to be "pot bound" before...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Ray
There is nothing wrong with using - or drinking -...

There is nothing wrong with using - or drinking - purified water.

There is a myth about it "extracting" minerals from plants, but that is just plain incorrect. First of all, let's not forget that...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Ray
It has been a long time since I grew those, so...

It has been a long time since I grew those, so cannot recall a typical bloom period, but it sounds like yours responded (poorly) to being unpotted and mounted. The best time to do that is just when...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-08-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Ray
You might also contact Wayne at orchidmix.com. ...

You might also contact Wayne at orchidmix.com. He is an orchid grower who probably knows more about the properties of different media components than anyone, and can probably work with you to...
Forum: Identification Forum 11-08-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Ray
I know of nobody that can reliably identify...

I know of nobody that can reliably identify hybrids from the flower. Even species can be a problem.

The ONLY time I am confident in identifying a no-tag plant in-bloom is if I know I had one in...
Forum: Identification Forum 11-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Ray
Yes, it varies all over the map, and I'm not a...

Yes, it varies all over the map, and I'm not a trained judge, but often the "quality" of the hybrid is judged as to whether it is an improvement over the parents, and with the lip being much smaller...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-08-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By Ray
Based upon the info in the plant history and what...

Based upon the info in the plant history and what info is lacking, I can think of four potential reasons the plant hasn't bloomed:
Insufficient light.
You made a change in the conditions, so it...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 11-08-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ray
Each growth is its own plant and will only bloom...

Each growth is its own plant and will only bloom once. I see at least 4 in that second photo. Together they make a colony of plants.
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