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Forum: Terrarium Gardening Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Roberta
That is spectacular. I am reminded of a business...

That is spectacular. I am reminded of a business trip, many years ago, that took me to North Canton, Ohio in February - where everything outside was cold and gray or brown. The facility that i was...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By Roberta
Oops... my bad. sorry.

Oops... my bad. sorry.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By Roberta
That bark sounds much too small, will tend to...

That bark sounds much too small, will tend to stay too wet. 1 cm - 1.5 cm is good for Cattleya-type orchids, which need very good drainage and an opportunity to dry out between waterings.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Roberta
I agree, force of nature. They do shed old...

I agree, force of nature. They do shed old leaves now and then. The leafless pseudobulbs are still reserves for the plant.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-10-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
How much of a problem the exchange of sodium for...

How much of a problem the exchange of sodium for calcium is, is at least in part, a matter of "how much" ... if one is exchanging 20 parts per million calcium for an equivalent amount of sodium,...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 11-10-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
I don't think the old roots will give you enough...

I don't think the old roots will give you enough strength. Can you provide a photo?

Once the plant starts to put out a new growth and a new root (don't even think about it until then) you'll...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 11-10-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
The secret to successful mounting is to do it...

The secret to successful mounting is to do it just as new roots are beginning to emerge. Those brand new roots are the only ones that will attach to the mount. Don't worry about what might be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Roberta
Yessss. Congratulations! I hope that you had a...

Yessss. Congratulations! I hope that you had a chance to smell it too (a lot of sweet fragrance for a little flower but you do still need to get close)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-09-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
Not only no-no for orchids, also no-no for any...

Not only no-no for orchids, also no-no for any other plants (like houseplants) . The calcium in tap water is not a problem for plants... replace it with sodium and it may taste better, no harm to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Roberta
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-09-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Roberta
C. forbesii does growths/roots/flowers 2 or 3...

C. forbesii does growths/roots/flowers 2 or 3 times a year, each time producing a couple of new growths that may bloom successively. So it is a fantastic bloomer (even if unspectacular flowers),...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-09-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Roberta
I just had to look it up, repeat-blooming Catts...

I just had to look it up, repeat-blooming Catts (beyond twice a year) being not very common. Bingo... 1/4 C. forbesii. That species is a flower machine, and clearly it imparts that to its hybrids....
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-09-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Roberta
It's all about experimenting... And the weather. ...

It's all about experimenting... And the weather. I water my Den. nobiles lightly - maybe once a week or two, I do protect them from winter rain, along with Den. lindleyi (aggregatum). But when the...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-09-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Roberta
I'd keep watering lightly. I go back to what I...

I'd keep watering lightly. I go back to what I have observed at Andy's Orchids... plants are grouped by temperature needs (shadehouses, various greenhouses) and light needs (higher or lower...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-08-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By Roberta
Another reason not to use H2O2 on roots... the...

Another reason not to use H2O2 on roots... the roots have microscopic hairs presenting lots of surface area, easily destroyed by peroxide.Think of how it fizzes on the edges of a rough wound on the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-08-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Roberta
Not quite that complex, but keeping things...

Not quite that complex, but keeping things sterile is very important (an autoclave and a laminar flow hood help) - the medium that feeds the baby orchids (as a substitute for the very specific...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Roberta
There is a recent lively thread over in the...

There is a recent lively thread over in the Advanced Discussion forum with a bunch of excellent suggestions. A good place to start!
...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 11-07-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By Roberta
No idea... Concentrate on the health of the...

No idea... Concentrate on the health of the plant. A healthy plant will bloom eventually if it is getting what it needs in the way of water, light, and temperature (fertilizer is much less important)
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-07-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,494
Posted By Roberta
Also minimal information, but on the Ecuagenera...

Also minimal information, but on the Ecuagenera website were these notes
http://www.ecuagenera.com/epages/whitelabel4.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/ecuagenera/Products/PRS8189
Intermediate-cool (I'm...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 11-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By Roberta
Best of luck! The Phal looks like it is in OK...

Best of luck! The Phal looks like it is in OK condition, the Den will be a real triumph if you can save it. Keep us posted!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-07-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Roberta
The one in the ground that is growing the best...

The one in the ground that is growing the best gets a few hours of afternoon sun, not a lot. The others are pretty shady. Maybe my others (in pots) need more sun! Good point. That one in the ground...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Roberta
Maybe water lightly... I don't dry mine out at...

Maybe water lightly... I don't dry mine out at all, they get watered with everything else around them (some are in the ground, those do the best) but I don't get heavy frost. I am guessing that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-07-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Roberta
A word of caution on Superthrive... this is...

A word of caution on Superthrive... this is purely anecdotal, but at one point I was adding a bit to my fertilizer water routinely. And then I started to get distorted flowers (mostly on some...
Forum: Identification Forum 11-07-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Roberta
It has that look. But enough hybrids look...

It has that look. But enough hybrids look similar that certainty is not possible... you could identify it as "like Iwanagaara Apple Blossom" or "similar to..." but without a tag, ultimately a NOID.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 11-06-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By Roberta
Good growing! Once you get that big boy potted...

Good growing!
Once you get that big boy potted up, you should be able to water every few days (just watch those roots, see how long it takes to get from green to silver, that will give you an idea...
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