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Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-11-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By aliceinwl
I donít know what your orchid is either, but Iíve...

I donít know what your orchid is either, but Iíve had horrible luck trying to keep roots alive long term in peat based mixes like what yours looks to have been in. I think you made the right call to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-11-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By aliceinwl
Watering schedule is going to depend on your...

Watering schedule is going to depend on your conditions. You want to shoot for keeping the media evenly moist but not wet. If you have a relatively coarse media and low humidity this might translate...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By aliceinwl
Yes, those look to be nice Phalaenopsis. If you...

Yes, those look to be nice Phalaenopsis. If you remove them from the decorative pots, odds are they will be in little plastic sleeve type pots packed in moss. You should be able to see the roots, if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-10-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By aliceinwl
I just want to add that tap water if fine as long...

I just want to add that tap water if fine as long as itís not soft water. The Paphs wonít like the added salt. If you havenít already looked, check out some pictures of Paph roots since theyíre kind...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-09-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By aliceinwl
Any chance it could have been sun burned?

Any chance it could have been sun burned?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By aliceinwl
Thereís no need to do a peroxide soak: it damages...

Thereís no need to do a peroxide soak: it damages the roots as much as, if not more than, any fungus.

Pictures and information about how youíre growing it would really help diagnose the issue or...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-07-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By aliceinwl
Physan is still only going to treat the surface....

Physan is still only going to treat the surface. If you really think youíve got an entrenched fungus, youíll need something systemic. Personally, it looks like whatever fungus youíre dealing with is...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By aliceinwl
Just make sure the Phalaenopsis doesnít get hit...

Just make sure the Phalaenopsis doesnít get hit with direct sun. With as slow as they are to grow leaves, the scars will be with you for years.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve used bleach as a disinfectant too. But,...

Iíve used bleach as a disinfectant too. But, aside from disinfecting the vase I donít think thereís any need to spray it on a relatively healthy plant with some dead roots that are...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-06-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By aliceinwl
Donít spray it with bleach :-O Cut off the dead...

Donít spray it with bleach :-O Cut off the dead parts if they bother you and let the roots dry between waterings. Dead tissue kept moist is going to mold. Thereís no need to subject the healthy root...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-04-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By aliceinwl
I grow in coastal California so my conditions are...

I grow in coastal California so my conditions are different, but Iíve found this type of Oncidium really likes to hang. I take a Vanda basket and put shade cloth on the interior and fill with small...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-04-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By aliceinwl
Despite what internet videos show, donít spray...

Despite what internet videos show, donít spray roots with hydrogen peroxide. It will kill or damage the root tissue. Yours does look to have healthy roots. Hopefully damage from the peroxide is...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-04-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree that itís a peat mix. Maybe youíll have...

I agree that itís a peat mix. Maybe youíll have better luck, but Iíve tried to keep some of my Oncidium types in this until they finish blooming and no matter how careful I am watering I end up with...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-02-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By aliceinwl
The proportions and shape look off for a thrip to...

The proportions and shape look off for a thrip to me, but itís very difficult to tell at this resolution. Under moist conditions, springtails get around. Even if it is a thrip, there are a lot of...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-01-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By aliceinwl
The first looks to be some type of springtail:...

The first looks to be some type of springtail: completely harmless. The second looks to be some type of mite. Mites are a very diverse group. It doesnít really look like a spider mite to me but...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-27-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By aliceinwl
I canít offer any advice on whatís ailing your...

I canít offer any advice on whatís ailing your plants, but I used to water communally to until I lost one plant and almost lost a second to some type of fungal disease. Since most of my plants stayed...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-27-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve probably got close to 30 orchids (Phals,...

Iíve probably got close to 30 orchids (Phals, Paphs, and a intergeneric) crammed onto my windowsill at work. Thereís really nowhere to move them and they do fine. They donít get any direct sun...
Forum: Identification Forum 06-26-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By aliceinwl
Sorry, I have no idea on name. If you have a...

Sorry, I have no idea on name. If you have a Trader Joeís store near you they tend to get in a diverse array of complex hybrid Phals at really good prices. I picked up a really nice champagne colored...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-26-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By aliceinwl
I give mine a good soak and leave them. Theyíve...

I give mine a good soak and leave them. Theyíve all weathered 14 days fine.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-22-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By aliceinwl
Iím not sure if itíll have the same issues as...

Iím not sure if itíll have the same issues as neem but I used an organic insecticidal soap to eliminate spider mites on my Dendrobium. Iíve read that mites rapidly develope immunity to chemical...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-22-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve seen similar damage due to pest issues like...

Iíve seen similar damage due to pest issues like spider mites. There could be other causes, but if they were mine Iíd make a careful inspection with a magnifying glass. This type of damage doesnít go...
Forum: Hybrids 06-22-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By aliceinwl
It got sun burned. Move it to a location where it...

It got sun burned. Move it to a location where it wonít be exposed to direct sun. Leave the discolored leaves alone. Depending on the severity of the damage, theyíll scar or die.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-22-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By aliceinwl
If the tissue is dead itís fine to cut. The holes...

If the tissue is dead itís fine to cut. The holes can happen if some insect or other critter takes a small nibble. If it happened while the leaf was growing the scar can be larger than the original...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-22-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By aliceinwl
I donít know if it did any good, but I did a...

I donít know if it did any good, but I did a heavy misting of the root zone of my rootless wonders (the plants were outside with great air circulation so water persisting in the crown wasnít an...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-21-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By aliceinwl
It depends what youíre growing and a lot of...

It depends what youíre growing and a lot of orchids like lots of aeration in the root zone (plastic slotted pots work better than pots with only bottom drainage for a lot of species) and clay breaths...
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