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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-12-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Here's a photo of that mounted plant: 148731...

Here's a photo of that mounted plant:

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You can see that the top of the mount is too thin to support the weight of the wood plus plant. That wood is the "fat wood", or heart of pine, from...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-12-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
DC, I have used interesting but fragile wood in...

DC, I have used interesting but fragile wood in the past by reinforcing it (on the hidden side) with wire. Held in place using hot glue.

First step, try to figure out what kind of wood or bark you...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-11-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I've also heard the same kind of edibility that...

I've also heard the same kind of edibility that WW described, though I haven't tried it,
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-11-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
As a part of preventative care, while my plants...

As a part of preventative care, while my plants are still outdoors, I plan to treat them with a systemic insecticide a few weeks before bringing them indoors. You could potentially do this with a...
Forum: Scientific Matters 10-09-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,892
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
e.s., you are totally right about the soap and...

e.s., you are totally right about the soap and water.

I have always heard that soap and water is preferred. Sanitizer may be used where soap and water is either unavailable or impractical.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-26-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
DC, I realize iguanas are not native there...

DC, I realize iguanas are not native there (instead, naturalized), but from your first post on the thread, I wonder why people want to keep iguanas out of the trees?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-26-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
They will take water daily. If they are in a...

They will take water daily. If they are in a water-retaining mix, skipping even a few days will do no harm.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Fred, in your latest post you mentioned virus. I...

Fred, in your latest post you mentioned virus. I see what is probably a fungal disease, rather than a virus, which you can really only diagnose through testing.

It probably would be a good idea...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-23-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The diamond-shaped black spots are characteristic...

The diamond-shaped black spots are characteristic of Phyllosticta.

Find the St. Augustine Orchid Society website. It has a good section on plant diseases, and information on chemicals you can use...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-23-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Calcium deficiency was my first thought. There...

Calcium deficiency was my first thought. There are many ways to provide calcium, but dissolving a teaspoon of gypsum (or plaster of Paris) per gallon is one way, add a cup of that solution to a...
Forum: Propagation 09-21-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Neophyte and Ray, thanks for the advice!

Neophyte and Ray, thanks for the advice!
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-20-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yes, pronounce it like that, see-LODGE-uh-nee.

Yes, pronounce it like that, see-LODGE-uh-nee.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-19-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Mr. FN: Below I've attached an example...

Mr. FN:

Below I've attached an example photo, showing a Cattleya potted in wine corks, as described.

Cheers,

OW

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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-19-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
If you can find Cattlianthe Golden Wax in France,...

If you can find Cattlianthe Golden Wax in France, that is usually a very durable, forgiving and long-lived plant. It is an intergeneric hybrid in the Cattleya alliance, and there are several...
Forum: Propagation 09-18-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Time from pollination to green pod ready for Encyclia cross?

I've made an Encyclia cross between (E. cordigera E. Pyriformis) E. steinbachii. I made a reciprocal cross, and have 1 pod developing on each plant.

Hoping for the stronger scent and color of...
Forum: Propagation 09-14-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'm a little confused by your post. It would...

I'm a little confused by your post.

It would be quite unusual to mericlone a plant you are just starting out with. Do you mean that you want to grow them from seed? That might be possible. I have...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 09-13-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Although I was kidding in my earlier post, I've...

Although I was kidding in my earlier post, I've eaten bugs before. My son (entomology student) had a professor that was big into promoting entomophagy (eating insects). At the annual Insectival that...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 09-12-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Like tiny lobsters, I hear. In butter. With...

Like tiny lobsters, I hear. In butter. With just a hint of garlic.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 09-12-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I do sometimes direct a jet of water into the...

I do sometimes direct a jet of water into the holes on flower pots to flush out fine bits of organic matter accumulated in the pots. IMO it helps keep the root zone healthy.

But blowing into the...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-11-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Probably a better option than no health care at...

Probably a better option than no health care at all because you have no (or inadequate) insurance and can't afford it.
Forum: Windowsill Growing 09-04-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I agree. Per my earlier post, the only...

I agree.

Per my earlier post, the only reason I filter at all is that I am later going to use that water in a pump sprayer (which would clog if I didn't filter).

My collected rain water, before...
Forum: Windowsill Growing 09-03-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I suspect the yellow is tannins coming from tree...

I suspect the yellow is tannins coming from tree leaves. Out in the country, I would not worry too much about heavy pollution effects on the water quality. I think anything accumulated to dangerous...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-24-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
My indoor / outdoor Cattleyas get enough light...

My indoor / outdoor Cattleyas get enough light that the leaves are Kelly green or a little more yellow than that. They get the occasional sunburn mark, but the full-grown plants bloom reliably.

As...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 08-24-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I had one when I lived in Puerto Rico, decades...

I had one when I lived in Puerto Rico, decades ago. They are common twig epiphytes in the Puerto Rico coffee farms. I was told to treat them like "equitant Oncidiums" (Tolumnia) which seemed to...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-21-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Don't worry about the names and just enjoy. ...

Don't worry about the names and just enjoy.

Unless a specifically labeled plant, so many of the Phals available at groceries are hybridized at the whim of the grower, no records kept. There are...
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