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Forum: Pests & Diseases Today, 02:01 AM
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Posted By SouthPark
New growth signs is at least promising! So that's...

New growth signs is at least promising! So that's good. If you have any orchid systematic fungicide eg. cleary's 3336 .... then could spray it onto the squishy portion and other bulbs.

Then put...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Today, 12:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
isurus79 .... actually my first lesson that I...

isurus79 .... actually my first lesson that I learned was exactly related to this. My first catasetum arrived a couple of years ago. Perfect shape and health. Growing in full swing. I assumed that I...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
You can indeed Diane. I'll quickly message you...

You can indeed Diane. I'll quickly message you the orchid nursery name in just a moment.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
Totally agree - Fred is a legend. He did lots of...

Totally agree - Fred is a legend. He did lots of hard yards work, and provided some real gems of orchids from his work. Incredible passion and love of orchids growing and breeding.

I also like...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By SouthPark
Early ----- treasured memories and experiences...

Early ----- treasured memories and experiences like that are just fantastic. Definitely sorry to hear about the cancer and the result of it! The beautiful thing is the fantastic experience and the...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
I see. At least some is better than none at all. ...

I see. At least some is better than none at all.

I would put more drainage holes - more holes, and have them large enough.

You keep mentioning experience, and my lack of it with this 'group'....
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By SouthPark
Early - thanks very much. You are a very good...

Early - thanks very much. You are a very good sort. Also very nice to hear of your links with Australia, and for letting me know there was a close fire call in So. Cal. I had definitely seen and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By SouthPark
Early - bright white walls is absolutely no...

Early - bright white walls is absolutely no problem. I think that some reflection off walls can even help illuminate sides of plants that otherwise would have less illumination by reflection.

I...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-20-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
The PET method involves putting at least some...

The PET method involves putting at least some holes in the exterior pot, right?



I'm saying that it can (and will). But that's ok, since I'm just recommending based on well-known sensible...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-20-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
Mook is right. I'm not dismissing advice. It is...

Mook is right. I'm not dismissing advice. It is absolutely fine to go with a particular recommendation or method - as long as the orchid keeps growing great - year after year --- decades, then that's...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-20-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
That's no problem at all Steve. Simply know that...

That's no problem at all Steve. Simply know that there are catasetum growers that are already understanding certain incorrect assumptions (eg. issues of watering catasetum coming out of dormancy...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-20-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
Steve -- my catasetum growing experience is two...

Steve -- my catasetum growing experience is two years. My other orchid growing experience catts, den, angraecum is thirty-five (plus) years. I haven't had any orchid in my collection die during this...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-20-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
It's not about believing one side or the other....

It's not about believing one side or the other. It's about what we have learned in terms of 'accumulated knowledge' from growers over the years. Accumulated sensible knowledge. One is - adequate...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-20-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,122
Posted By SouthPark
I'm disagreeing with Fred on this. I wouldn't cut...

I'm disagreeing with Fred on this. I wouldn't cut air-flow to my pot like that, especially when the pot has spaghnum in it.

I've been growing catasetum and orchids for 'long enough' to understand...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By SouthPark
The setup looks great littleflower. With that...

The setup looks great littleflower. With that particular setup you have right now with the lava rock and excellent drainage ------ you can pretty much water at any time you like --- and as much as...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By SouthPark
If it turns out to be mite activity or insect...

If it turns out to be mite activity or insect attack, then an orchid-safe soap solution sprayed onto the leaves and stem can control the attacking mites/insects.

The spraying is done with a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By SouthPark
If air-movement is ok there, then that's good. ...

If air-movement is ok there, then that's good.

For your pot - check to see if the pot has good drainage. I usually recommend a pot with a decent number of drainage holes, and big enough drainage...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By SouthPark
Thanks GTD. For the dendrobium type orchid (the...

Thanks GTD. For the dendrobium type orchid (the one that doesn't have leaves) --- it doesn't have any I.D. tag, right?

Soaking once a week is ok ----- as long as you know roughly the behaviour of...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-19-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By SouthPark
Although 6 or 7 years late on this --- totally...

Although 6 or 7 years late on this --- totally agree! I love the colour combination. The apricot colour is incredibly appealing.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By SouthPark
You're most welcome. The roots indeed had spread...

You're most welcome. The roots indeed had spread out and grown very long too. In general, just look at the rhizome region and the directions that the new growths (new bulbs) are popping out --- or...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-18-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By SouthPark
From the look of the leaf colour of that cattleya...

From the look of the leaf colour of that cattleya - light green to greeny-yellow, it was probably growing in relatively high bright light level. Perhaps even some full sun.

I would recommend...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 02-18-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By SouthPark
early ------ my pot size was just arbitrarily...

early ------ my pot size was just arbitrarily chosen when I potted it. I measured it a moment ago --- it's approximately 11.3 cm diameter at the top of the pot, and 10 cm diameter at the bottom of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By SouthPark
I grow a small Onc. Twinkle 'Fragrance Fantasy'...

I grow a small Onc. Twinkle 'Fragrance Fantasy' (I think that's the correct name ..... not fragranT fantasy).

It is growing in tropical conditions. 10 to 15 mm average diameter scoria pieces...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By SouthPark
If you want to wait more, then the roots will...

If you want to wait more, then the roots will likely become longer, and may even come away from the bulb area all by themselves. So when the roots become long enough and big enough ------ that's...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By SouthPark
Is it like the clothes-line method? Except the...

Is it like the clothes-line method? Except the line is a linked chain, right? Sounds workable.



You mention 'plastic' chain. Probably better off going for high strength corrosion resistant...
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