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Forum: Identification Forum Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Fairorchids
The spots on the lip makes it very likely that B....

The spots on the lip makes it very likely that B. nodosa was a parent or grandparent.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Fairorchids
Agreed. Most people grow their nodosas too dry. ...

Agreed. Most people grow their nodosas too dry.

I bought a single lead B. nodosa with 4 pseudobulbs in February 2018. I moved it from plastic pot with bark to net pot with spaghnum. It now has...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Fairorchids
It is fully open in the photo. Photo is...

It is fully open in the photo.

Photo is taken with my cell phone, so not perfectly straight on. Actually, petals are fairly symmetrical, but the lower left sepal is slightly crooked in this...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Fairorchids
1st bloom seedling

Got this plant from Alan Koch (Gold Coast Orchids) about a year ago. Interesting flower, with saturated pink color, good substance. I have 2 more, one BS and what about a year away.

Couldn't...
Forum: Scientific Matters 11-28-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Fairorchids
I did a couple of searches in Orchids+. ...

I did a couple of searches in Orchids+.

Barkeria dorotheae has only been bred with other Barkerias.

Barkeria lindleyana has 23 registered hybrids, including some where the other parent is a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-28-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,743
Posted By Fairorchids
I have photos to share. Since my rented...

I have photos to share. Since my rented greenhouse is a 45 min drive from my house, I use a variety of potting media to suit my watering schedule (once a week in winter, twice a week in summer).
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-19-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By Fairorchids
1,500-3,500 sounds like footcandles, not lumens.

1,500-3,500 sounds like footcandles, not lumens.
Forum: Propagation 11-16-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By Fairorchids
I used Troy Meyers once, but I was not happy...

I used Troy Meyers once, but I was not happy (seedlings were too small, when he chose to ship them).

Also, $120 for 75 seedlings is at least twice what it would be from some of the other...
Forum: Propagation 11-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By Fairorchids
Christina, There are several flasking...

Christina,

There are several flasking services in the US, some commercial and some part-time by experienced hobby growers.

However, what you are asking for (photos & updates), is not...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 11-11-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Fairorchids
This is where Paphs differ from other orchids. ...

This is where Paphs differ from other orchids.

If a Cattleya does not bloom from a new growth within 12 months, it never will.

Paphs can skip blooming for several years if conditions are not to...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-01-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Fairorchids
While my mix is quite different, I am currently...

While my mix is quite different, I am currently unable to find the main ingredient = chunky peat (we used to get this from Lambert in Canada). That grade comes in nuggets or chunks, ranging in size...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 10-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Fairorchids
You can repot Paphs any time, even in bud or in...

You can repot Paphs any time, even in bud or in bloom (just don't break the stems).
Forum: Propagation 10-23-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Fairorchids
Seed Grown Plants

Took a couple of photos yesterday, which illustrate what a lottery it is to buy seed grown plants.

(Rlc. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red' x Rlc. Jersey Summer 'SVO)
In peloric (splash petal)...
Forum: Propagation 10-23-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Fairorchids
I have a short guide on how to deflask, and more...

I have a short guide on how to deflask, and more importantly, the care young seedlings need, on my web site. Go to:

Fair Orchids (http://www.fairorchids.com/cultural-notes.php)

Then select:
...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-23-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By Fairorchids
Got here a bit late after 9 days on thev road...

Got here a bit late after 9 days on thev road (speaking to 5 OSs).

I grow mine in net pot (3.1/2") with all spagnum.
In greenhouse with night time heating to 50F only.
Watering once a week in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Fairorchids
While certain genera do well in full sun: ...

While certain genera do well in full sun:


They can only go directly out in mid/late April, and ideally they should go out during an overcast period.
If you move them out later in the season,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-09-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Fairorchids
Wood for orchid baskets

I need to produce orchid baskets for several plants, which require odd basket sizes or shapes.

Obviously teak is an acceptable material, since that is what they use in Thailand. However, it is a...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 10-03-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By Fairorchids
Finally tally is 357 plants + one large 'orchid...

Finally tally is 357 plants + one large 'orchid grower basket'. List of plants in the auction can be downloaded from Deep Cut OS web site.
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 09-29-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By Fairorchids
Deep Cut OS (NJ) annual auction - Oct 5th - 325+ plants

Deep Cut Orchid Society has the largest orchid auction in NJ. This year, 325+ plants, with 200+ coming from the premier nurseries in the US and 100+ being donations from members (incl. yours truly)....
Forum: Identification Forum 09-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Fairorchids
I understand that reed steem Epis readily...

I understand that reed steem Epis readily hybridize, in particular along roads, which open up new 'territory' for these plants. Thus, this could easily be a first generation hybrid, or even a hybrid...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Fairorchids
It is possible. I have marked the plant 'Not For...

It is possible. I have marked the plant 'Not For Sale', as I want to see it bloom at least one more time.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Fairorchids
I grow in a greenhouse. For both B. nodosa...

I grow in a greenhouse. For both B. nodosa (100%) and nodasa hybrids (50%).

I find that I get the best growth & blooming, when potted in a net pot with a spaghnum/bark mix (3:1). This provides...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Fairorchids
Spotted Cattleyas, 2019

I think I have posted on this subject before. Here are 3 flowers, from left to right:

C. loddigesii
This is a mature plant, which I traded for. I knew it was going to carry some spots, but to...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-22-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Fairorchids
To offer suggestions/solutions, we need to know...

To offer suggestions/solutions, we need to know what your objective is?
Forum: Identification Forum 09-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Fairorchids
There are several clones of Sharry Baby on the...

There are several clones of Sharry Baby on the market. This is probably (can't be positive without original label) 'Red Fantasy'.

Keep in mind, that cultural conditions can impact flower shape...
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