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Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-03-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By aliceinwl
What are the roots like? In my experience, when...

What are the roots like? In my experience, when Oncidium types are happy they tend to root prolifically. Not all substrates and growing situations are suitable for all conditions. I have some that do...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-28-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By aliceinwl
Maybe try a heavy daily misting to wet the roots...

Maybe try a heavy daily misting to wet the roots above the substrate. For whatever reason (as long as you donít have rot issues) this always stimulates root growth in short order from mine. Once the...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-28-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By aliceinwl
It almost looks like it might be a Zygopetalum...

It almost looks like it might be a Zygopetalum hybrid, a picture of the base and leaves might help narrow it down.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-27-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By aliceinwl
Aerides potting

What is the best potting option for Aerides Pussadi (falcata x odorata)? I have a small plant that will be growing outdoors. Iím thinking of potting it up in a Vanda basket. For media I can do bark,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By aliceinwl
Your conditions sound like my indoor growing...

Your conditions sound like my indoor growing conditions too. I have a few novelty types that donít seem to like drafty windows but the vast majority of mine do great.

I even have a bunch that I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By aliceinwl
Watering depends on the type of Dendrobium. If...

Watering depends on the type of Dendrobium. If yours is a Dendrobium phalaenopsis type, I try to water mine whenever the substrate approaches dryness without letting it dry out completely.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By aliceinwl
Check the roots. This is usually an indication...

Check the roots. This is usually an indication that they arenít happy or are already dead. Not all medias work under all conditions. I canít keep any Oncidiums happy in Promix (no matter how...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By aliceinwl
Iím assuming youíve checked the roots and...

Iím assuming youíve checked the roots and repotted etc. the plant with the terminal spike? Phalaenopsis with terminal spikes tend to be pretty aggressive about sending out keikis from the base or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By aliceinwl
The purple could be high light but it could also...

The purple could be high light but it could also be the plant. I have a couple mini Phals that I purchased from grocery stores that have a lot of purple pigment, especially on new growth. I have them...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By aliceinwl
For what itís worth a lot of the grocery store...

For what itís worth a lot of the grocery store Phalaenopsis Iíve bought have pushed one tiny leaf that just stalls; Iíve assumed this was related to growers forcing them to bloom. If the plant is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-24-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By aliceinwl
The leaf definitely looks like mechanical damage:...

The leaf definitely looks like mechanical damage: either something nibbled it or it got scraped. I had almost identical damage when a bird decided to use an out door Phalaenopsis as a landing pad.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-24-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By aliceinwl
One month isnít all that long, but the continued...

One month isnít all that long, but the continued decline isnít good. Iíve lost a couple of Phalaenopsis to rots that got going in the collar and they followed a similar pattern.

If youíre...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-23-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By aliceinwl
They look like they may be more branches to the...

They look like they may be more branches to the spike. They donít look like roots to me.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-23-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíd look closely at the base of the yellowing...

Iíd look closely at the base of the yellowing leaf, if the stem looks okay, I think the plant is fine. If there was some physical trauma to the spike and associated leaf, this could be responsible...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-23-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By aliceinwl
I have nothing to add on care, but I did a...

I have nothing to add on care, but I did a search. Looks like a really nice plant: another addition to the wish list ;-) Hopefully it does well for you!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-22-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By aliceinwl
I think you have a lot of options: Full...

I think you have a lot of options:

Full water culture: keep doing what youíre doing

Semi-hydro: I donít grow any of mine this way, but if the roots are already adapted to water, this might be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-19-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By aliceinwl
Whatever mine are, theyíre spiking right now. ...

Whatever mine are, theyíre spiking right now.

For my first one: Year 1 = I killed ALL the roots, Year 2 = I repotted it, Year 3 = I realized it hadnít grown any roots into the pot and repotted in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By aliceinwl
To share from Flickr you need to get the BBC code...

To share from Flickr you need to get the BBC code and paste that in, I think you grabbed the HTML.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By aliceinwl
I just searched for pictures and Oncidium Ďgolden...

I just searched for pictures and Oncidium Ďgolden peacockí looks a lot like a couple of my NOID Oncidium. This was one of my first orchids so I abused it terribly but it survived. Iím not sure if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By aliceinwl
Thatís good to hear that theyíre so vigorous! My...

Thatís good to hear that theyíre so vigorous! My Vanilla chamissonis is also a new acquisition so I donít consider myself experienced with Vanilla, but they seem like they have potential to be fun. I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By aliceinwl
The breakdown (fungus) on the media is an...

The breakdown (fungus) on the media is an indication that the media is old. The best thing to do at this point is to repot your orchid into fresh media. Repotting is time consuming so a lot of...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-17-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By aliceinwl
Fertilizer isnít going to do any good in this...

Fertilizer isnít going to do any good in this state. Hold off on fertilizing until it can regrow its roots.

Iíve had good luck using KelpMax to stimulate root growth if you want to give it a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By aliceinwl
The shoot is the start of a new...

The shoot is the start of a new pseudobulb/growth. The spike wonít rebloom but the plant will reabsorb what resources it can from it. Unless its inconvenient, I usually wait to cut spent spikes until...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By aliceinwl
I used the Garden Safe brand of organic...

I used the Garden Safe brand of organic insecticidal soap on my Oncidium spikes that had developed an aphid infestation. It killed them with no damage to the spike or buds. I have had mild damage to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By aliceinwl
Thanks! Right now, I favor organic media for my...

Thanks! Right now, I favor organic media for my plants although I do have a few in rock. Note I said ďtryingĒ not to let them dry out. Good to hear Iím not the only one ;-) My plants have also done...
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