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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-22-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By aliceinwl
Iím not sure if itíll have the same issues as...

Iím not sure if itíll have the same issues as neem but I used an organic insecticidal soap to eliminate spider mites on my Dendrobium. Iíve read that mites rapidly develope immunity to chemical...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-22-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve seen similar damage due to pest issues like...

Iíve seen similar damage due to pest issues like spider mites. There could be other causes, but if they were mine Iíd make a careful inspection with a magnifying glass. This type of damage doesnít go...
Forum: Hybrids 06-22-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By aliceinwl
It got sun burned. Move it to a location where it...

It got sun burned. Move it to a location where it wonít be exposed to direct sun. Leave the discolored leaves alone. Depending on the severity of the damage, theyíll scar or die.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-22-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By aliceinwl
If the tissue is dead itís fine to cut. The holes...

If the tissue is dead itís fine to cut. The holes can happen if some insect or other critter takes a small nibble. If it happened while the leaf was growing the scar can be larger than the original...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-22-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By aliceinwl
I donít know if it did any good, but I did a...

I donít know if it did any good, but I did a heavy misting of the root zone of my rootless wonders (the plants were outside with great air circulation so water persisting in the crown wasnít an...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-21-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By aliceinwl
It depends what youíre growing and a lot of...

It depends what youíre growing and a lot of orchids like lots of aeration in the root zone (plastic slotted pots work better than pots with only bottom drainage for a lot of species) and clay breaths...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-21-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By aliceinwl
Hydrogen peroxide should not be sprayed on roots:...

Hydrogen peroxide should not be sprayed on roots: it kills and damages the root tissue and at most will only affect bacteria or fungi present on the surface. If a plant is struggling, it often...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-21-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By aliceinwl
In terms of dead roots, Iíve acquired a number of...

In terms of dead roots, Iíve acquired a number of intergenerics in bad shape. Iíve found those that I left the dead roots intact on (sheath & all), made a quicker recovery than those that I cut the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 06-20-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree about taking a look and repotting if...

I agree about taking a look and repotting if anything looks amiss. Iíve regretted my decision to hold off repotting some of my Paphs while waiting for them to finish flowering: they take forever to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-19-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By aliceinwl
What do you have the potted in? Are the pots...

What do you have the potted in? Are the pots clear? If the pots are clear and you can see the roots water as soon as they turn silver. Watering frequency will depend on a lot of factors: how much the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-19-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By aliceinwl
The Phals look okay from what I can see. The...

The Phals look okay from what I can see. The purple color is often a response to high light levels, as long as theyíre not burning theyíre fine. If you have any in clear pots, water everyone when the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-16-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By aliceinwl
Very nice! I also have a Vanda I have no business...

Very nice! I also have a Vanda I have no business owning so this post gives me hope ;-)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-15-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By aliceinwl
If youíre not aggressive when you repot: donít...

If youíre not aggressive when you repot: donít try to cut out every dead root or remove every particle of old substrate, the plants usually donít miss a beat and even keep their flowers :-)

I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-14-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By aliceinwl
They do kind of look like some of the photos Iíve...

They do kind of look like some of the photos Iíve seen of orchid fleck virus. I guess my inclination would be to isolate the affected plants and play with lighting, temperature, and media and see if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-14-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By aliceinwl
Mine has survived 40s and gets hit with low 50s...

Mine has survived 40s and gets hit with low 50s because I donít have a great spot for it indoors. I think it would be happiest not going below 60.

If itís in a peat moss type substrate (ProMix),...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-13-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By aliceinwl
Classified Ad Iíd refrain from doing any cutting. I bought a...

Iíd refrain from doing any cutting. I bought a couple of Cattleya type at an orchid show in March potted in moss. They had almost entirely dead root systems. I unpotted them, did an overnight soak in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By aliceinwl
If thatís the case the north facing window may be...

If thatís the case the north facing window may be okay. I have my office Phals in a north facing window overlooking a parking lot which seems to provide a fair amount of reflected light and they...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By aliceinwl
I have a vanda thatís doing really well with...

I have a vanda thatís doing really well with overnight soaks. I put it in water in the evening and pull it out first thing in the morning. I think if you let your Phals dry out daily they might do...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By aliceinwl
Classified Ad Mine has been very hardy. I potted it from the...

Mine has been very hardy. I potted it from the promix it came in to a mix of small grade orchiata, charcoal, and perlite (5:1:1 parts).

Itís one of my most cold sensitive orchids and develops...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-12-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By aliceinwl
Hydrogen peroxide is just going to kill...

Hydrogen peroxide is just going to kill vulnerable surface tissues: your plants roots and any exposed fungal tissues. Fungi growing within the roots will be fine and root function can be severely...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-11-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By aliceinwl
Hydrogen peroxide sprayed on roots can be lethal...

Hydrogen peroxide sprayed on roots can be lethal because it damages the tissue. Donít apply any more to the roots.

Are the roots still alive? Are there any unaffected fans? I ended up having...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-09-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By aliceinwl
The roots look okay. You can soak it daily until...

The roots look okay. You can soak it daily until youíre ready to repot. If itís just dead roots rotting, I let nature take its course. If the tissue is dead itís going to decay.

You may also want...
Forum: Hybrids 06-07-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By aliceinwl
Very nice, I really like scented Phals.

Very nice, I really like scented Phals.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree that this orchid still has a decent...

I agree that this orchid still has a decent chance. Because Phals photosythesize through their roots as well as leaves, it can still make ďfoodĒ. This also means that light is important.

If it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-31-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíd try to find it a taller narrower pot (if...

Iíd try to find it a taller narrower pot (if possible), soak it for at least an hour to make the roots more pliable, and then use the twist method. Iíve found large forceps really helpful for...
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