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Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis Today, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 44
Posted By Roberta
It is a nice contrast... I do love Angraecoids...

It is a nice contrast... I do love Angraecoids that go beyond the white-and-green palette. (If you're looking for really dramatic one, check out Angcm. viguieri )
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 44
Posted By Roberta
Here are a couple of pix of my plant. Spurs are...

Here are a couple of pix of my plant. Spurs are definitely brownish.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By Roberta
Hmmm.. if that Bayer's Advanced also has...

Hmmm.. if that Bayer's Advanced also has fertilizer in it, not a great idea. Otherwise, hard to say what the problem with foliage would be. I use Bayer's Advabced 3-in-1 Insect, Disease and Mite...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
Now, it's time to just let them be... keep gently...

Now, it's time to just let them be... keep gently watered, good light, and hope for new growth in the spring. But no more fussing with them... they will do what they will do. Patience...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
No dumb questions ! Only the unasked ones... ...

No dumb questions ! Only the unasked ones...

I don't think the coir will hurt. On the surface, it will dry out fast. Now and then, stick your finger into the pot and determine what the moisture...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
You can run water through the pot - just not too...

You can run water through the pot - just not too often (maybe twice a week). You do want "humid air" throughout the pot. (IF you just mist the surface, the interior will be bone-dry and that's not...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
Not virus. Probably insect damage. Happens to...

Not virus. Probably insect damage. Happens to Cyms a lot. (Virus on Cym leaves tends to show as a tangle of black streaks over the whole leaf - but those aren't always virus either, some...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Roberta
I corrected the thread title... That way, if...

I corrected the thread title... That way, if someone searches for the species they'll find the thread. (Mods can do that...:superwoman )
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-18-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Roberta
A note with regard to bifoliates and potting......

A note with regard to bifoliates and potting... species tend to have just one rooting period, and if that isn't observed, trouble. There are plenty of Catt-group hybrids that have two leaves per...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-18-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
Excellent! The second will follow from the...

Excellent! The second will follow from the first. Best of wishes!
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-18-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Roberta
Another one to put on the list of minis and...

Another one to put on the list of minis and micros... Tarzane Group (https://tarzanegroup.com/) Some cool stuff on sale... and they are very little... :biggrin:
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-18-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Roberta
Adding to what ES said, just cut back on the...

Adding to what ES said, just cut back on the water. That will have the same effect as changing to a less-retentive medium, but will not harm the plant which potting out of season would do. (In...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 10-18-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,043
Posted By Roberta
Bloom time on the Catasetinae varies... ...

Bloom time on the Catasetinae varies... sometimes when they get big enough they may even do it more than once during the season (I had a couple that did it this year) My Ctsm. fimbriatum is in...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 10-18-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,043
Posted By Roberta
The baby? Is it completely off? I'd just leave...

The baby? Is it completely off? I'd just leave it in the pot and see what happens. It could root and grow come spring.

As far as the broken off ones are concerned... if there was any...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 10-18-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,043
Posted By Roberta
Shoulda left the leaves... they'd tell you when...

Shoulda left the leaves... they'd tell you when they were really ready to go dormant. At this point, I'd water lightly through November, slowly reducing the interval - it's pretty close to time when...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
Keep asking! That's how you learn! Cymbidium...

Keep asking! That's how you learn! Cymbidium was my very first orchid (gateway drug. :biggrin:)... some 25 years ago. They're super-easy to grow where i live, not as easy in other places. So I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
No. Wrap the wire around the rhizome - the narrow...

No. Wrap the wire around the rhizome - the narrow part between the pseudobulbs (assuming there is more than one) Don't do anything to "invade" any part of the plant. (Any breaks are an invitation...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
No limit on the number of questions! Keep...

No limit on the number of questions! Keep asking!

You don't want to bury the pseudobulbs - maybe 1/2 inch but no more. They need to sit on the surface. (That's why you needed those roots even...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-17-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Roberta
It's hard to tell from the photos... but given...

It's hard to tell from the photos... but given the time of year, flower spikes are very likely. As they develop, if they start to flatten at the top they're growths... if they stay bullet-shaped,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
:( Oh I wish you had asked... Cutting the roots...

:( Oh I wish you had asked... Cutting the roots was a really bad idea. (Chalk it up to the learning process... we all make plenty of mistakes in the beginning!) Now you will have problem anchoring...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Roberta
Put them back in their pots and leave them alone,...

Put them back in their pots and leave them alone, let them do their thing... new growth will produce new roots. The old roots (even if bad) will serve to anchor the plants - having them firmly in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-17-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Roberta
Spinrah, first WELCOME! Phals should be...

Spinrah, first WELCOME!

Phals should be fertilized (lightly) all year. They don't have a dormant period. (And fertilizing is the least important of all the cultural factors) You were right in...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-17-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Roberta
Some of those roots actually look decent - maybe...

Some of those roots actually look decent - maybe not wonderful, but adequate to support the plant. Your challenge will be to keep it moist enough. The vase idea can be used quite...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
Losing leaves on the old growth (that has already...

Losing leaves on the old growth (that has already bloomed) is normal. On the newer growth, the first think I'd think of is the watering issue... Paphs really, really,really don't like to dry out. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-16-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! I can't tell from the very...

First, Welcome!

I can't tell from the very small photo what type of orchid it is. If a Dendrobium, it'll bounce back. If Cattleya type depends on the root system and whether there are live "eyes"...
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