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Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By SouthPark
One extra recommendation from me regarding Sarco....

One extra recommendation from me regarding Sarco. cecliae is ------ if they're doing great with a watering plan that doesn't involve long-term wet/moist roots (eg. roots touching media like volcanic...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 319
Posted By SouthPark
DD ----- for the vanda ----- the growing...

DD ----- for the vanda ----- the growing temperature will be a factor too. If it gets quite chilly/cold there ----- then it would be necessary to provide some heat to compensate.

Very nice vanda...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 319
Posted By SouthPark
My sprays were 'relatively' light. But not super...

My sprays were 'relatively' light. But not super light. They were actually enough to wet the roots as well as the media. I figured that - out in the wild - it will rain ----- so some moisture isn't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 319
Posted By SouthPark
I generally recommend reading up adequately on...

I generally recommend reading up adequately on what we're going to get/acquire in advance of getting it.

The recommended approach - and I support it - is Fred Clarke's method, which DeaC and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By SouthPark
Yes ----- true. Absolutely ------ when ordering...

Yes ----- true. Absolutely ------ when ordering online, I agree with gathering details and information about the seller - such as whether the seller has lots of reviews and feedback. And just...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By SouthPark
It should be fine to order from Amazon. Maybe...

It should be fine to order from Amazon. Maybe order during the warm times - just to avoid frozen orchid situations. That's if there's any chance of orchids freezing at some point during the shipping...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-26-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By SouthPark
Just inspect the media within the depths of that...

Just inspect the media within the depths of that container. Is the media (and the roots embedded within it) very wet? Or is it very dry?

If it's very dry most of the time, then it's possible that...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-26-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By SouthPark
O.T. -------- there's always going to be a choice...

O.T. -------- there's always going to be a choice for sure.

I've certainly encountered orchids like cattleya that come in via the post ...... very healthy looking. I always repot every incoming...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-26-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By SouthPark
karrol ----- some other mechanisms likely are...

karrol ----- some other mechanisms likely are involved as well ---- regarding roots that is. Depending on what environment or conditions that newly 'forming/growing' portions of roots are exposed to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By SouthPark
In that youtube video ------ at time 7:48 .........

In that youtube video ------ at time 7:48 ...... it's mentioned that dry-out time is used in that demonstrated method. It was mentioned in that video the words 'that's when the roots will grow'.

I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By SouthPark
karrol ----- a very experienced grower that has...

karrol ----- a very experienced grower that has found the right mix of everything (pot type, material, light level, light duration, temperature level, temperature range, humidity, air-flow around...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 02-23-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By SouthPark
Interesting orchid! While 'invasive' it might be....

Interesting orchid! While 'invasive' it might be. It's definitely no-where near as invasive as us humans/people in general ----- taking over landscapes and the planet that is heheh.

Also - how...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-23-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By SouthPark
One of the requirements for roots to survive is...

One of the requirements for roots to survive is adequate oxygen. If regular roots of orchids remain water-logged or really wet for relatively long periods of time, then this can prevent enough oxygen...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-22-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By SouthPark
Good work in how you did your best - eg. heating...

Good work in how you did your best - eg. heating - to try compensate for the cold.

Definitely ------ don't worry about the blooms. Just focus on stabilising as many orchids as possible. If most...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-22-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By SouthPark
Nice! I made a time-lapse of a night flowering...

Nice! I made a time-lapse of a night flowering Cereus once - a long time ago. Not quite as big as this rare moonflower though. But was still pretty big. Similar looking flower too in shape and...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 02-21-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By SouthPark
I think the orchid is just doing what it...

I think the orchid is just doing what it naturally is meant to do.

Yes - absolutely - if there is enough space there ----- you could put it in a relatively large diameter pot and just let it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By SouthPark
Thanks Selmo for mentioning that. The news...

Thanks Selmo for mentioning that. The news article was a bit vague or misleading - as when I was flicking through it - I assumed that that the owner of the 'cave' was David Bird.

This was based...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By SouthPark
What we would also like to learn from this is...

What we would also like to learn from this is ------- if assuming the owner had been burning the rubbish/trash many times before ----- just assuming ----- then what was the main difference between...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 02-20-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By SouthPark
Totally agree with you neo! The small baby plants...

Totally agree with you neo! The small baby plants with their fleshy leaves and their chubby little roots can handle rocky and dry situations really well. Handle better than other sorts of baby size...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 02-20-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By SouthPark
Sarco. ceciliae in scoria

Back again! With some pics now.

The first couple of pics are baby ceciliae in scoria.

The other pics are of my first ceciliae that I bought in June last year.

There is quite a long root that...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 02-19-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By SouthPark
Kim ----- my first ever Sarco. ceciliae was...

Kim ----- my first ever Sarco. ceciliae was growing on a piece of bark when I first bought it in June last year in 2020. I pryed its roots from its mount, and potted it in scoria ---- and it's doing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-18-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By SouthPark
It looks quite ok. As long as the orchid gets...

It looks quite ok. As long as the orchid gets gradually conditioned for higher light levels ----- then should be ok. Maintain suitable growing temperature for the leaves and roots.

And also...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 02-18-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By SouthPark
Also - interestingly - when I first started...

Also - interestingly - when I first started growing Sarcochilus --- I didn't know how Sarcochilus was supposed to be pronounced.

Eventually learned that the chilus portion is pronounced kigh-lus...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 02-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,036
Posted By SouthPark
It probably depends on the conditions. Probably....

It probably depends on the conditions. Probably. I think if the 'aerial' roots don't drown in the new media, then all ok. And if they get enough humidity and air-flow too maybe ----- and suitable...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 02-18-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By SouthPark
I grow Sarco. ceciliae as well. Growing very...

I grow Sarco. ceciliae as well. Growing very successfully in big chunk scoria that I water each morning. Then the scoria surface is all dry by sun-down. This doesn't mean all the scoria is all dry...
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