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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Roberta
Photos? Suggest that this move to the "Pests"...

Photos? Suggest that this move to the "Pests" forum. Sounds like mealybugs, though. (I think "Phalaenopsis" is Latin for "mealybug magnet) Rubbing alcohol 70% isopropyl) will kill them - dissolves...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Today, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Roberta
The pleats in the leaves won't go away, but the...

The pleats in the leaves won't go away, but the leaf appears to be growing nicely now. The brown leaf looks a little "toasted" - Cyms tolerate, and need, a lot of light but abrupt change can do this....
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Roberta
Mine have been in that dim area for well over a...

Mine have been in that dim area for well over a year. (The Pothos, more like 25 years) Far from decline, thriving and growing. Unlike in the greenhouse, where they almost died.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Roberta
My jewel orchids (and the Pothos house plant) get...

My jewel orchids (and the Pothos house plant) get enough natural light where I could read a newspaper in that part of the room, though at my age with a bit of eyestrain. It is just normal room...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Roberta
For what it's worth, my jewel orchids (Ludisia...

For what it's worth, my jewel orchids (Ludisia discolor, as well as a few others) do seem to want very little light. They were not doing well in my greenhouse (even under the bench where it is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By Roberta
Any medium has positives and negatives. (If a...

Any medium has positives and negatives. (If a person gives it a "good review" either it matches their growing conditions or they haven't been using it long enough to find the problems that can take...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-18-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Roberta
I just got back from the Rio Negro trip. ...

I just got back from the Rio Negro trip. Fantastic. (And our group even included an Aussie couple) I know that there are discussions in the works on doing tours in other parts of Brazil, on land...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Roberta
I do this all the time. Once the plant is in...

I do this all the time. Once the plant is in bloom, it sort of runs on "autopilot" and keeps on blooming. I love having my blooming orchids where I can look at them all the time.

There are a few...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Roberta
Var. refers to distinct populations of a species....

Var. refers to distinct populations of a species. While it also gets used for color forms, the correct designation is f. or fma. or forma. For a mericlone, if it is different enough to get judged...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Roberta
jdavis - JScott is correct, Vuylstekeara is...

jdavis -
JScott is correct, Vuylstekeara is actually Miltonia x Odontoglossom x Cochlioda. But where the "Miltonia" ancestor is now a Mitoniopsis and both Odontoglossum and Cochlioda are now...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-31-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Roberta
Also, I see in the picture that some roots have...

Also, I see in the picture that some roots have squeeze through the slits of the pot. You may be able to free them without breaking them if you cut the pot so that the slit can be opened wider. (A...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-31-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Roberta
Phals are pretty much always growing, so they are...

Phals are pretty much always growing, so they are not picky about when they are repotted - can be repotted even when in bloom. It is possible that the media in the pot have broken down, and all of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Roberta
Vuylstekeara is a human-made genus composed of...

Vuylstekeara is a human-made genus composed of Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, and Cochlioda. However, there have been a lot of reclassifications within the Oncidium tribe based upon DNA analysis, so...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Roberta
It is a good idea to keep any new plant away from...

It is a good idea to keep any new plant away from the rest of the collection, for a few days to a few weeks, just in general - observe it to be sure that whatever you see (or don't see immediately)...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Roberta
The leaf with holes also looks like a snail or...

The leaf with holes also looks like a snail or slug or caterpillar might have taken a bite or two out of it. That happens to plants...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By Roberta
Orchids don't do anything fast, even die...and...

Orchids don't do anything fast, even die...and life is finite. So take a good look at the conditions that you can provide, do a little research, and buy a few more that seem reasonable. Observe...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Roberta
Take a look at this Max tenuifolia, grown by a...

Take a look at this Max tenuifolia, grown by a friend. It's a little overgrown, maybe... how do you argue with success? (scroll up from the text to see the plant)
MaxTenuifolia...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-30-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 45,765
Posted By Roberta
If the grex is known, it isn't a NOID. The grex,...

If the grex is known, it isn't a NOID. The grex, and therefore the ancestry, is known. There is no requirement that a plant be given a cultivar name. In fact, most of the plants in a seed-grown...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 05-30-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Roberta
I agree, take a look at what's going on inside...

I agree, take a look at what's going on inside the pot. If you are gentle, the fact that it's blooming should not be a problem. And even if bloom length is shortened, it's the long-term health of...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-30-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Roberta
Echoing Ray's comment... mine do side branches...

Echoing Ray's comment... mine do side branches all the time. even when the original blooming tip is done (and brown and crisp), a side branch is very likely and it just keeps going, often for several...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 05-29-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Roberta
I haven't ordered from them on eBay, but just got...

I haven't ordered from them on eBay, but just got two plants from the website, which were superb, and very good value for the money. My only objection was that at the time I ordered, it was not...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Roberta
Glad to oblige! For what it is worth, this plant...

Glad to oblige! For what it is worth, this plant has experienced 2 winters and 2 summers where it sits.. temperatures ranging from about 34 deg F to 109 deg F. (last summer was long and hot!)
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-29-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Roberta
Here's the plant. It's in a 6" pot (for scale), ...

Here's the plant. It's in a 6" pot (for scale), in small Orchiata bark. I got it 2 years ago, as a division with about 3 p-bulbs so I can't take credit for growing it into a mature plant, but it...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-29-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Roberta
Here is my plant in bloom... getting ready to...

Here is my plant in bloom... getting ready to bloom this season, big spike will be open in a couple of weeks. http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Oncidium%20Alliance/Species/4649_Onc%20phymatochilium.jpg...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-28-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Roberta
Mine is potted, and is growing quite happily that...

Mine is potted, and is growing quite happily that way.
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