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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By neophyte
phals naturally bloom during the winter, when it...

phals naturally bloom during the winter, when it is cooler. commercial growers who mass-produce phals artificially induce them to bloom during the summer by suddenly lowering greenhouse temps, which...
Forum: Propagation 08-20-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By neophyte
super cool! i suggest you take a look at the...

super cool! i suggest you take a look at the other threads in this subforum regarding flasking information.

be warned that it's a veeeeery long/difficult process (and even after deflasking, it...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 08-19-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By neophyte
i think this species is considered a weed in many...

i think this species is considered a weed in many parts of the u.s. . it originates from europe/asia. we have one native Epipactis species in California, Epipactis gigantea, but it's much rarer than...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 08-19-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By neophyte
the last two pictures are of the same plant. it's...

the last two pictures are of the same plant. it's simply enormous compared to the others i've seen (2x tall, stem 2x as thick), probably because it benefits from the lawn sprinklers. :)
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 08-19-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By neophyte
epipactis helleborine

this is a common invasive species here in norcal. it has a tendency to produce a furled inflorescence, which straightens up over time (compare picture 1/3 with picture 4).

some pictures were...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-19-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By neophyte
eek. probably a bad infestation of mites. :_(

eek. probably a bad infestation of mites. :_(
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-18-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By neophyte
is it true that brown spots surrounded by a ring...

is it true that brown spots surrounded by a ring of yellow are usually a sign of fungal/bacterial infection? and that scale (or is it mites) usually causes leaves to develop a silvery complexion?...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By neophyte
about the roots: if you wet the roots, they will...

about the roots: if you wet the roots, they will become more pliable. you'll be able to tell that they're soaking up the water because they will turn slightly green as they absorb the water. then...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-16-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By neophyte
as others have said, as long as you keep the...

as others have said, as long as you keep the humidity high (and hopefully use a root stimulant), things should be okay. because the cutting is stressed from the transplant, however, it may be more...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By neophyte
definitely within the pleurothallidinae. could it...

definitely within the pleurothallidinae. could it be a Stelis? the flower shape doesn't look entirely like a typical stelis off google images but the overall inflorescence is very reminiscent.
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Forum: Identification Forum 08-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By neophyte
the shape reminds me of something in the...

the shape reminds me of something in the pleurothallidinae, but i can't tell whether the flower has opened or not. maybe masdevallia? scaphosepalum? :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By neophyte
you are right Ray. NCOrchids, if you would like...

you are right Ray. NCOrchids, if you would like the previous spikes to re-bloom (which, as Ray said, tends to produce a sparser display), shorten to a higher node. if not, cut near the base. :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-11-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By neophyte
phals naturally bloom during the winter, so they...

phals naturally bloom during the winter, so they will stay quiescent for a while. the action will start in december! :)

if you want, you can leave the stems (commonly known as spikes) as they are....
Forum: Identification Forum 08-10-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By neophyte
i agree with fishmom that it is Dendrobium...

i agree with fishmom that it is Dendrobium Hibiki, or something very close, down to the flowers AND the leaves. whatever it is, you've certainly done a good job culturing it, and i should assume that...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 08-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By neophyte
i am no expert on diseases, but regarding the...

i am no expert on diseases, but regarding the possibility of "suntan," i've noticed that overexposed plants generally tend to be more red on one side of the leaf than the other, although this applies...
Forum: Scientific Matters 08-10-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,073
Posted By neophyte
that's crazy!! :shock: im wondering if maybe...

that's crazy!! :shock:

im wondering if maybe the seed parent actually just got self-pollinated/pollinated from a nearby plant of the same species and the grower mistakenly thought his pollination...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-09-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By neophyte
would coconut water be safer than coconut milk?...

would coconut water be safer than coconut milk? coconut milk has more dissolved fats (which, i don't know for sure, might promote bacterial/fungal growth??) unlike coconut water, which is pretty much...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-09-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By neophyte
wonderful! reminds me a bit of Epidendrum ciliare...

wonderful! reminds me a bit of Epidendrum ciliare :)
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 08-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By neophyte
what an eye-catcher! :)

what an eye-catcher! :)
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 08-06-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By neophyte
very cool! how difficult is it to keep these in...

very cool! how difficult is it to keep these in culture?
Forum: Identification Forum 08-06-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By neophyte
i'm no vanda expert, but it sure looks like one!...

i'm no vanda expert, but it sure looks like one! :)

oops - double post. :P
Forum: Identification Forum 08-06-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By neophyte
i'm no vanda expert, but it sure looks like one!...

i'm no vanda expert, but it sure looks like one! :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-05-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By neophyte
because viruses are really just pieces of DNA/RNA...

because viruses are really just pieces of DNA/RNA coated in protein, they are able to crystallize (literally turn into uniform crystals) when not in contact with their hosts (such as on...
Forum: Member Projects 08-04-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,308
Posted By neophyte
hi everyone, apologies if i've missed anything,...

hi everyone, apologies if i've missed anything, but is this project still going on? just wanted to check in. :)
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-03-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,722
Posted By neophyte
he was referring to an alternative way of...

he was referring to an alternative way of spelling "aluminum sulfate." :D
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