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Forum: Orchids in Bloom Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By Roberta
Repot. If it is in the original moss, it's...

Repot. If it is in the original moss, it's probably either broken down, or hard as a rock in the middle. If the moss is packed hard, soak the plant in water for an hour or so and it will be much...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By Roberta
That is a keiki (a baby plant) starting to...

That is a keiki (a baby plant) starting to develop. Leave it alone until it develops a root system. It can bloom attached to the spike of the mother plant, or when it has good roots, it can be...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By Roberta
I agree with Ray on hydrogen peroxide... just...

I agree with Ray on hydrogen peroxide... just like cinnamon, don't use it on roots. I am not sure that it is all that useful anyplace. (I have been growing orchids for something like 25 years and...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
The story of my life... I was living in a condo...

The story of my life... I was living in a condo when I first got hooked on orchids. Eventually (like after about 10 years), I was able to acquire a house with a yard to accommodate them. But it got...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
Coastal southern California, it should do fine...

Coastal southern California, it should do fine outside (even in winter), if you have available space. If you do decide to move it, this is the perfect time of year, before the summer sun becomes...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-27-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 911
Posted By Roberta
Remember, this species wants to grow vertically,...

Remember, this species wants to grow vertically, with leaves hanging downward. (The stem is floppy because it doesn't need to be rigid in that configuration, why waste energy with growing hard...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 03-26-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By Roberta
For Den. finesterrae... give it a shot... I have...

For Den. finesterrae... give it a shot... I have one that is growing slowwwwly. Had it the GH for the humidity, didn't do much. Moved it outside, maybe better but not sure I'll live long enough to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-26-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Roberta
I don't think it is necessary or helpful to...

I don't think it is necessary or helpful to remove the bud... enjoy the flower. You could gently slide it out of the pot to get a look at the roots. If things look ok, just put it back and the...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 03-26-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Roberta
I know that Fred Clarke suggests lots of...

I know that Fred Clarke suggests lots of fertilizer during the growth phase (now and into the summer) . Last year was the first time that I tried adding time-release fertilizer to the regimen... I...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 03-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Roberta
DC ... if the name was mentioned I can't find it....

DC ... if the name was mentioned I can't find it. But Mo.Painted Desert x Ctsm. Alexa = Fdk. Desert Bordeaux (Fred only registered it last year)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-26-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Roberta
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-26-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Roberta
I think standard Cattleya conditions. Mine live...

I think standard Cattleya conditions. Mine live with the Catts, everybody gets the same treatment.
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-26-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 911
Posted By Roberta
DC and davidg, you guys are making me hungry....

DC and davidg, you guys are making me hungry. Never got into Talking Heads, but olives and capers and anchovies and cornichons and... yum!!! And some nice well-aged (stinky) cheese.
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-26-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 911
Posted By Roberta
Glad to help! Orchids keep us sane!

Glad to help! Orchids keep us sane!
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-26-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 911
Posted By Roberta
Exactly. Just tie it to a larger mount, You can...

Exactly. Just tie it to a larger mount, You can loosely tie those new roots, just to guide them to the new mount. Something gentle for that... panty hose, or wide plastic garden ties. The firm...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-26-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 911
Posted By Roberta
Totally agree with DC. Even a less-than-perfect...

Totally agree with DC. Even a less-than-perfect root can help hydrate the plant, and a freshly mounted plant needs all the resources that it can get, since only the new roots will attach to the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-25-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By Roberta
Thanks! Delightful wit!

Thanks! Delightful wit!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-25-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Roberta
That the L. purpuratas lived at those...

That the L. purpuratas lived at those temperatures doesn't surprise me. That the L. anceps didn't survive does surprise me... I wonder what other factors were at play, such as whether some were wet...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-25-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By Roberta
Yes, this one needs to hang downward...it is...

Yes, this one needs to hang downward...it is quite floppy naturally. It will continue to grow that way, becoming quite long. (I saw a huge one, the owners brought it to judging on a stretcher, I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-25-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By Roberta
Consider mounting that Epi. parkensonianum once...

Consider mounting that Epi. parkensonianum once you see signs of root activity. Or a "related" approach (I have a plant... actually I think it was about 6 plants) that I bought (and have kept) in an...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-25-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By Roberta
Do water that Epi. parkinsonianum. I have a...

Do water that Epi. parkinsonianum. I have a mounted one that was doing poorly... I added some sphagnum around the roots, and it has perked up. It really doesn't need all that much light... I would...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-25-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By Roberta
Another note with regard to Dendrobiums (and...

Another note with regard to Dendrobiums (and others) that need to be dry in winter... if they are mounted with little or no sphagnum, if they do get wet they dry quickly. A major (probably the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Roberta
The yellowing of the flower spike is normal......

The yellowing of the flower spike is normal... flowers don't last forever. If it was in bloom when you got it for Christmas, it has been three months, and as noted by SouthPark, do you know how long...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 472
Posted By Roberta
Cork oak is the best possible mount! (The cork...

Cork oak is the best possible mount! (The cork slabs that people use comes from that source, but branches are wonderful just as they are.)
C. bowringiana does very well outside for me. Den....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-24-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
If the sphagnum is allowed to dry between...

If the sphagnum is allowed to dry between waterings, it will be fine. (Sphag is not inherently any wetter than anything else, it just holds more water for longer... one can compensate with adjusting...
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