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Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ray
Maybe not. Try spraying the inflorescence,...

Maybe not.

Try spraying the inflorescence, buds and flowers with a 1:250 Kelpak solution. The material is naturally high in chemicals that slow senescence, so may shift that ďimpossibilityĒ a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Ray
Alcohol, especially applies when the plant is...

Alcohol, especially applies when the plant is warm from sunlight, can also cause spikes to last.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-22-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
First of all, thatís perfectly normal for the...

First of all, thatís perfectly normal for the cochleata.

Are they grown under overhead, artificial lighting, by any chance?
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-20-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Ray
Welcome aboard, Ken.

Welcome aboard, Ken.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-19-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Ray
Peanut butter is an excellent rodent bait; better...

Peanut butter is an excellent rodent bait; better than almost any cheese and certainly sticks to the trap trigger paddle well.

You might consider smearing a wide swath of Tree Tanglefoot around...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-17-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Ray
Boisduval scale?

Boisduval scale?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
BrassavolaStars, in my opinion, you want to stay...

BrassavolaStars, in my opinion, you want to stay away from that kind of injector.

The problem with siphon-type injectors is that they require substantial pressure and flow to work properly, so...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-14-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Ray
the fertilizer formula is relatively unimportant....

the fertilizer formula is relatively unimportant.

Forget everything you (think) you know about what mineral does what. Plants need all minerals. Nitrogen is the most important, but they need...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-14-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Ray
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-14-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Ray
How soon until blooming is determined by plant...

How soon until blooming is determined by plant genetics, and your cultural conditions, so there will be no good answers forthcoming. If you do things well, Iíd say youíre looking at at least 2 or 3...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 09-13-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Ray
Paph. Chonsuke Atsugi

Conco-bellatulum x rothschildianum

I think this was an Orchid Inn acquisition. Just opened overnight; I'm hoping it will flatten a bit.

The only AOS award listed in Orchid Wiz is a reciprocal...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Ray
What you have there is a bunch of nearly- to...

What you have there is a bunch of nearly- to totally dead roots.

There could be a number of reasons that has happened:

They were so-so when you acquired the plant.
Changing the potting...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-13-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
The overall pattern, especially those transverse...

The overall pattern, especially those transverse bands in the first photo, are pretty classic signs of an anthracnose fungal infection.

Copper-based treatments or a thiophanate methyl product...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Ray
The plants is resorbing some of the water and...

The plants is resorbing some of the water and nutrients in those lower leaves - pretty unconcerning, considering how other parts of the colony are doing.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-11-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Ray
How much fertilizer to use is dependent upon the...

How much fertilizer to use is dependent upon the frequency of feeding.

If you use a 20% N formula once a week, 1/2 tsp/gal (0.46 ml/L - 1/2 is fine). If you feed every two weeks, double that.
...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 09-11-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Ray
Thinking out via the keyboard, the trick will be...

Thinking out via the keyboard, the trick will be maintaining the photon volume absorbed per day.

That would suggest 1) half the intensity (flux) for the same time, and 2) the same flux for half...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-11-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By Ray
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 09-11-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Ray
Nice collection, Jeff.

Nice collection, Jeff.
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 09-11-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Ray
Being that you're growing in an open lanai,...

Being that you're growing in an open lanai, rather than a closed greenhouse, heat buildup is unlikely to be an issue.

If there is a way you can locate the plants where they will be exposed to the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-10-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Ray
The first thing to look at is the condition of...

The first thing to look at is the condition of the roots.

Plants donít typically start such a decline unless the root system is in very poor shape, unless they have been poisoned. Unless you used...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-09-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Ray
My paphs get about 75-125 ppm N every week. ...

My paphs get about 75-125 ppm N every week.

Divide 8 by the %N to get the teaspoons/gallon for the middle of that range, giving you The ability to round up or down for measuring convenience.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-09-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By Ray
The second paragraph of your original post...

The second paragraph of your original post mentioned TDS. I just went and reread it, so I gather itís the RO with a TDS of 50, not the 1 tsp/gal fertilizer solution.

If thatís the case, either...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-09-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Ray
ROBB, My go-to for mealy bugs has been...

ROBB,

My go-to for mealy bugs has been Acephate, but when I was out, I found a reasonable alternative:

Go to a Lowes or Home Depot and pick up some BioAdvanced 3-in-1 Insect, Disease, and Mite...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-08-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Ray
The key to getting rid of mealy bugs (any bugs, I...

The key to getting rid of mealy bugs (any bugs, I suppose), is to do a very thorough treatment, not the occasional spot treatment.

Wet all exposed plant surfaces and drench the medium (mealies can...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-08-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By Ray
@Alan Sailer The FeedMe fertilizer you...

@Alan Sailer

The FeedMe fertilizer you purchased is simply Greencare MSU fertilizer - the original - that has been repackaged and relabeled (and repriced exorbitantly, with excessive shipping...
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