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Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Roberta
You would need to contact the vendors as far as...

You would need to contact the vendors as far as policy about testing in advance (for a price) or guaranteeing replacement.

However, as far as running a very clean operation is concerned, I would...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By Roberta
Love that lip!. Actually, I think the whole...

Love that lip!. Actually, I think the whole flower is lovely.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 70
Posted By Roberta
First, I think under your conditions you will...

First, I think under your conditions you will want to grow this potted. As for blooming... it is very likely that it may bloom while it is still dormant. I am eagerly watching my Cl. Rebecca Northen...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! I agree, that bit of browning...

First, Welcome! I agree, that bit of browning isn't worrisome. But I'd be concerned about that moss, and the overall condition of the roots. These do like to stay on the damp side, but do let it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-18-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By Roberta
Just let it be. Eventually it'll drop when it's...

Just let it be. Eventually it'll drop when it's ready, in the meantime the green part continues to photosynthesize and nourish the plant. Your house is on the cool side for a Phal - it won't be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-18-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By Roberta
This one is a particularly complex intergeneric -...

This one is a particularly complex intergeneric - like 4 different genera are involved, only about 25% various Zygopetalums, also 1/4 each of Aganisia, Pabstia, and Zygosepalum. So behavior of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-18-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By Roberta
It's in the Zygo group, complex intergeneric....

It's in the Zygo group, complex intergeneric. (Photos in Orchidwiz are really nice!) I agree with fishmom, probably just getting ready to shed some leaves, which Zygos do. Also, I have found that...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-17-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Roberta
That looks great! If that barn has been around...

That looks great! If that barn has been around for 85 years, I think that you can say that the wood is durable! And clearly, the plant likes it.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-17-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Roberta
The new pot looks fine. I'd break the small pot,...

The new pot looks fine. I'd break the small pot, anything stays attached to a piece of the pot leave attached (will fit in the new pot better if you remove at least some of the old pot), plus it...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-17-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Roberta
I have gotten a few things on bottlebrush wood...

I have gotten a few things on bottlebrush wood from him, not many... it's all matter of timing. Those trees are really common in landscaping in southern California, so getting it is a matter of...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-16-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Roberta
I don't treat the wood at all... just stack it in...

I don't treat the wood at all... just stack it in my garage or on the patio until I'm ready to use it. Bottlebrush does not have any noticeable resin. (That is likely the problem with pine.) Even...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-16-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Roberta
A rough surface (bark firmly attached) gives the...

A rough surface (bark firmly attached) gives the roots something to grab on to. I have had very good luck with the "core" of tree fern (without the fuzz or fiber) but it breaks down in a few years. ...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-16-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Roberta
Clay is good to help roots dry out fast (which...

Clay is good to help roots dry out fast (which they really need to do). Also keeps them cooler. Leptotes bicolor handles a wide range of temperature, I think, but it is very cold-tolerant (I grow it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-16-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Roberta
Check out this "sticky" on the Vanda forum Vandas...

Check out this "sticky" on the Vanda forum Vandas in Glass Vases (http://www.orchidboard.com/community/vanda-alliance-others/5826-vandas-glass-vases.html) for some good ideas about growing these...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-16-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 345
Posted By Roberta
Great flower power! The floof comes in the sheer...

Great flower power! The floof comes in the sheer volume of blooms. Well done!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-15-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Roberta
I think the roots look good - all of those...

I think the roots look good - all of those branches give lots of surface area to hold water and hydrate the plant. Water at least daily (you can't overwater a bare-root plant like yours)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-15-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
You are correct, those aerial roots need to stay...

You are correct, those aerial roots need to stay where they are. However, you can keep them watered with a spray bottle... spray until they turn green. When they turn white again, you can spray them...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Roberta
:( Totally hard to say, especially since the...

:( Totally hard to say, especially since the others are fine. I have found that sometimes they just do... If you lose the whole bloom (don't give up yet, sometimes at least a flower or two makes...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-13-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Roberta
Huge flower for the plant size! That's a bonus...

Huge flower for the plant size! That's a bonus too, along with that extra-dark lip.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-13-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Roberta
I have never seen a spike actually heal itself,...

I have never seen a spike actually heal itself, but often if the more "woody" part breaks but the water-conducting parts just bent, the spike may very well continue to develop normally. If so, good...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Roberta
Bil - First, welcome back! We're missed you! ...

Bil -
First, welcome back! We're missed you!
Which Vandas? Most should be able to tolerate those lows, but I can see where if they were wet they may suffer. But probably will come back, may cost...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-13-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Roberta
First, great catch, it's beautiful! It is an...

First, great catch, it's beautiful! It is an intergeneric hybrid of the Oncidium tribe, enough of them look similar that I don't think an exact ID is possible. Fortunately the care for all of the...
Forum: Members' Displays 01-13-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 33,631
Posted By Roberta
Hmmm... I don't have Bc Yellow Bird, but my B....

Hmmm... I don't have Bc Yellow Bird, but my B. cordata (subulifolia) bloomed beautifully, with multiple spikes (not sure how many) GH is moderately warm at least by day, but goes down to 58-60 deg F...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Roberta
Difficult to see in the picture, but I suspect...

Difficult to see in the picture, but I suspect that the newer inflorescence still needs some time to fully develop the flowers - they do tend to get larger and flatter with time. Color can continue...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-12-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Roberta
Beautiful plant! If you can't keep it...

Beautiful plant! If you can't keep it well-hydrated as a mounted plant (and unless you have a greenhouse with daily watering you probably don't) I would suggest putting the whole thing (mount and...
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