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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Ray
For repotting purposes, it doesn't matter when...

For repotting purposes, it doesn't matter when the roots appear in the growth cycle. When you see them emerging, that's the best time to repot.

For what it's worth, in my experience, the hybrid...
Forum: Scientific Matters Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Ray
Swimmie; You may have 30 years of...

Swimmie;

You may have 30 years of plant-growing experience, but admittedly not much with orchids. I laud you for embarking on this journey with the rest of us.

I, as a plant grower for twice...
Forum: Scientific Matters Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Ray
If only that was true! You are never going to...

If only that was true! You are never going to push a plant beyond its potential.

Carbon dioxide and mineral nutrition are raw materials available for the plant to use when growing, and light...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Ray
"Shriveled pseudobulbs" says the plant has not...

"Shriveled pseudobulbs" says the plant has not been absorbing sufficient water to compensate for its losses through transpiration. That can be due to underwatering, a poor root system, or both.
...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 07-15-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Scientific Matters 07-15-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Ray
I frankly doubt it.

I frankly doubt it.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-15-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Ray
The mother plant suffered from crown rot (never...

The mother plant suffered from crown rot (never let water sit in/on the leaves) and will likely die. Don't give up hope though, sometimes the plant will create a new apical meristem and grow a new...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ray
The photo I posted was grabbed from Orchid Wiz. ...

The photo I posted was grabbed from Orchid Wiz. Sorry if it was not correct.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Ray
1) Next time, don't wait so long to remove the...

1) Next time, don't wait so long to remove the keiki and pot it up! 8-10 cm of total root length is sufficient. What was that, 40-50?

2) Maybe it's just the sphagnum, but it looks to be potted a...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-15-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Ray
That is certainly not Catatante. Based upon its...

That is certainly not Catatante. Based upon its appearance, your plant almost certainly has more odontoglossum in it, suggesting that, like the miltoniopsis, it will do better with slightly cooler...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-14-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ray
Rlc. Memoria Helen Brown 'Sweet Afton'

Rlc. Memoria Helen Brown 'Sweet Afton'
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-14-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Ray
"A small vial"... suggests your seedling is still...

"A small vial"... suggests your seedling is still in vitro, so removing it and potting it up normally is a sure way to kill it.

The plant has been in a sterile and 100% RH environment literally...
Forum: Scientific Matters 07-14-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Ray
The classification system was developed before...

The classification system was developed before there was scientific knowledge of genetics.

"A", whether 2n, 4n, sib, or self, when crossed with "B", whether 2n, 4n, sib, or self, will always be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-14-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Ray
I have no disagreement that most orchids are...

I have no disagreement that most orchids are slow-growers. My comment was meant to counter your stance that they all are like that.

You have made an erroneous assumption: 6 growths in a year...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-13-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Ray
What you "keep reading" is an oversimplified...

What you "keep reading" is an oversimplified generalization. Just about everything documented in books or online is an individual's observation - of their plants in their growing conditions - and...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 07-12-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By Ray
Vase culture and semi-hydro culture are totally...

Vase culture and semi-hydro culture are totally different.

A couple of 10-minute soaks a day would be great. Long soaks don't add much.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-12-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Ray
Probably not, if your potting medium isn't to...

Probably not, if your potting medium isn't to dense.

Phalaenopsis tend to spread their roots wide to give themselves adequate lateral stability.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Ray
Excellent, Sam!

Excellent, Sam!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-12-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Ray
Thats simply a matter of transitioning it to...

Thats simply a matter of transitioning it to brighter and brighter conditions over several days, rather than moving it all at once.

As far as supplemental LEDs are concerned, Cree 18 watt...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Ray
In my experience, zygo's are really touchy about...

In my experience, zygo's are really touchy about the depth they are planted - the rhizome should be right at the surface, and not submerged in the medium at all.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 07-11-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Ray
I would carefully remove the sphagnum without...

I would carefully remove the sphagnum without disturbing the plant, then drop some pieces of coarse bark around the roots. BUT THAT'S ME, WITH MY CONDITIONS.

It may simply have "stalled" leaf...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-11-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ray
You sure it's not a hybrid made with Helen Brown?...

You sure it's not a hybrid made with Helen Brown?

There's not a great deal of splash-petaled genetics in the background that would lead to this.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 07-11-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Ray
Vandachostylis Charm (thanks, taxonomists...)...

Vandachostylis Charm (thanks, taxonomists...) needs warm, very bright conditions, and in my experience, prefers a very "open" potting medium and very frequent watering - the opposite of sphagnum.
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 07-10-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Ray
There are no AOS awards for the plant, so they...

There are no AOS awards for the plant, so they will probably have no such record.

I got it from Orchid Wiz.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-10-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Ray
First of all, it's not a miltonia. More likely,...

First of all, it's not a miltonia. More likely, it is a complex hybrid involving some combination of odontoglossum, oncidium, miltonia, and the like.

The plant likes humidity, not mist. Misting...
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