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Forum: Orchid Lounge Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Ray
Thank you for the feedback, everyone. I think...

Thank you for the feedback, everyone. I think they could work, and might be easier to ship, if not cheaper.

I got some samples that said they were designed to hold 32 ounces, but it must be 32...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Ray
That particular species happens to be the only...

That particular species happens to be the only dendrobium Iíve ever had in my collection, so Iím quite familiar with it.

I still think the meristematic tissue is concentrated at the apex...
Forum: Growing Under Lights Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By Ray
What are "these plants"? There are some that...

What are "these plants"?

There are some that will bloom poorly in bright light, but profusely in deep shade.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Ray
In slipper orchids, the "tendrils" and the...

In slipper orchids, the "tendrils" and the pouch-like lip are the petals. The dorsal structure is a sepal, and most commonly, the lateral sepals are fused into a single synsepal behind the pouch.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,044
Posted By Ray
Yes, the ones marketed here as "Grodan...

Yes, the ones marketed here as "Grodan Mini-Cubes" are the 1 cm one. I buy them in a 150L box.

Camille, I cannot say I see a problem with the plants in 100% rock wool; it's more of a "gut...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Ray
I may be mistaken, but I am of the impression...

I may be mistaken, but I am of the impression that there is meristematic (undifferentiated) tissue throughout the plant. Yes, it is relatively highly concentrated at the "growth tips" of the roots...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Ray
The thread is almost a year old. Just ignore it.

The thread is almost a year old. Just ignore it.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-21-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Ray
That has been reclassified as Ponerorchis...

That has been reclassified as Ponerorchis keiskei, and I think itíll not survive the summer you describe.

IOSPE says ď Found on Honshu Island of Japan as a miniature sized, cold growing...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-21-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,044
Posted By Ray
After several months of experimenting, but having...

After several months of experimenting, but having had my plants indoors over the winter, Iíd have to say Iím leaning away from 100% cubes and more toward a 50/50 mix, or even leaner on the cubes.
...
Forum: Hybrids 04-20-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Ray
The idea is to prevent pockets of stagnant air,...

The idea is to prevent pockets of stagnant air, not to create a breeze.

When growing in the home, unless you have a lot of plants literally jammed together, it is quite rare for such pockets to...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 04-19-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Ray
KelpMax Sale - I need my room back!

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Forum: Orchid Lounge 04-18-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Ray
Thanks for the response, but I'm not interested...

Thanks for the response, but I'm not interested in multiple packages of the same size product...

Right at the moment, I can't even get jars, thanks to COVID-related supply chain issues. Maybe in...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 04-18-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Ray
Package Opinion, Please

With shipping costs seeming to be on a constant rise, I'm looking for a way to reduce my costs to preclude price increases.

Specifically, I am considering switch K-Lite packaging from screw-top...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-18-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
Your conditions might just be too warm for the...

Your conditions might just be too warm for the plant.

Have you considered a bright window inside, with A/C?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-18-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Ray
You might a plant probiotic, as they are known to...

You might a plant probiotic, as they are known to kill and protect against several pathogens.

On the assumption they might be hard to find locally, try brewing up a little colony of Brewer's Yeast...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-17-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Ray
There is no URL for an image on your desktop. ...

There is no URL for an image on your desktop. URLs are for objects on the internet.

As has been said, you can use a 3rd-party hosting site, then use that URL to post the image in-line (within the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-15-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Ray
You may have it in your environment. There are...

You may have it in your environment. There are several hundred host plants that can ďseedĒ your local growing area.

Heat and humidity favor the stuff, so you might want to spray the entire area...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 04-15-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Ray
You might consider giving it a good soak in...

You might consider giving it a good soak in KelpMax solution.

Not only does it stimulate growth, it provides chemical resources that the plant would ordinarily produce for itself, but without the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-15-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By Ray
There are several, apparently dissimilar,...

There are several, apparently dissimilar, opinions going on here.

I feed a very dilute fertilizer solution at almost every watering. As long as the medium stays moist, it contains nutrients. I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-15-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Ray
Use it, and donít waste your time with bottled...

Use it, and donít waste your time with bottled water.

Sure, a purified water would be better, but is it that much better? Not really. If youíre a relatively new grower, there are a lot more...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-14-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Ray
Vipre Advanced Security

Vipre Advanced Security
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-14-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By Ray
Water absorption is really not the issue. ...

Water absorption is really not the issue.

When we water, most pours right through. Some is immediately absorbed by the potting medium and the plant, but there is a third fractions that is...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-14-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By Ray
Agreed 100% Yes, and think about the fact that...

Agreed 100%
Yes, and think about the fact that to release nutrients, organic media must significantly decompose, and when that happens, it tends to suffocate the roots.
Yes and no. A more...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,260
Posted By Ray
1liter is the smallest package. Youíll pay...

1liter is the smallest package.

Youíll pay too much if you go through Amazon.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-13-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,260
Posted By Ray
I think you're cutting them too much slack. The...

I think you're cutting them too much slack. The past year has done very little to affect their greenhouse operations.

Treat the plant with KelpMax and it'll bounce back much more quickly.
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