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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By aliceinwl
Phalaenopsis tend to do better in pots with a lot...

Phalaenopsis tend to do better in pots with a lot of air circulation: holes in both the sides and bottom. Could yours have received some direct sun exposure leading to a burn? What is root health...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By aliceinwl
What was it? If you donít see anything green,...

What was it? If you donít see anything green, itís probably dead.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-20-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By aliceinwl
Maybe also consider a coarser media and basket,...

Maybe also consider a coarser media and basket, more ventilated pot, or a clay pot? I think you may want a setup that lets the root zone dry out faster too.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-20-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 234
Posted By aliceinwl
I think if you have a small collection and are...

I think if you have a small collection and are vigilant, mites can be eliminated. Iíve heard that resistance is a major problem if youíre using chemicals but not if youíre using something that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-19-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 370
Posted By aliceinwl
Yes, they are roots. My Phals are constantly...

Yes, they are roots. My Phals are constantly pushing out air roots too. Thereís really no taming them. If you grow Phals, ďMedusasĒ are inevitable. As long as there are healthy roots in the pot too,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-19-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By aliceinwl
In my experience you donít have to get water in...

In my experience you donít have to get water in the crown to get crown rot. I think thatís what you have going on. Phals grown on the cool side seem more prone. You may want to look at your...
Forum: Propagation 10-17-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By aliceinwl
Some plants seem to just randomly develop...

Some plants seem to just randomly develop terminal spikes but some varieties also seem to be genetically predisposed to produce them. I did some reading on Phalaenopsis ĎTimothy Christopherí (I think...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-16-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By aliceinwl
No growth can mean the plant isnít happy. I...

No growth can mean the plant isnít happy. I expect the Phalaenopis and Sedirea japonica may be getting too much light in a western window. Grocery store Phalaenopsis are also often in less than ideal...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-15-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By aliceinwl
I see spots like this on one of my white...

I see spots like this on one of my white Phalaenopsis as blooms are getting ready to drop. Itís an extremely healthy plant and this just seems to be part of the aging process for its flowers. The...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-14-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By aliceinwl
I have donít have anything to add about the...

I have donít have anything to add about the possible fungal issues. Iíve bought a lot of problem Oncidium type intergenerics from grocery stores. I pot them up in a small grade bark mix. If they...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By aliceinwl
I have a bunch of D. nobile types and theyíre...

I have a bunch of D. nobile types and theyíre really not too picky. Anything that breaths well works. I have most of them in the same bark mix I use for my Phals: 5 parts small bark, 1 part medium...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By aliceinwl
No I havenít tried that. I got the KelpMax to try...

No I havenít tried that. I got the KelpMax to try to jump start some Cattleya that had really bad roots but I had to mix up a gallon. I decided to give it a go on my new Vanda and so far those are...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-10-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By aliceinwl
I have found that KelpMax has a pretty dramatic...

I have found that KelpMax has a pretty dramatic effect on Vandas. The three that Iíve tried it on all started putting out roots like crazy after a soak.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-09-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By aliceinwl
If you leave the spike the plant will re-absorb...

If you leave the spike the plant will re-absorb any nutrients etc. present. My spent Phaph spikes usually dry up within a few weeks so I just wait to cut them until then. Cutting now though is...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 10-09-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By aliceinwl
Having recently repotted my Zygopetalum that were...

Having recently repotted my Zygopetalum that were in similar shape, your pot is probably full of nothing but roots. Get a bigger pot and your preferred media and repot once itís done blooming.

If...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-09-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By aliceinwl
I have no idea if this would work, but could you...

I have no idea if this would work, but could you mount it with minimal moss and then soak the whole mount for hour or so and then let it dry? Maybe put a tray under it to catch drips? This could give...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-09-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By aliceinwl
If the canes arenít wrinkled youíre doing fine on...

If the canes arenít wrinkled youíre doing fine on watering. Iíve found that I have to stake any cane that I donít want to lean. The roots also are fairly brittle on all of mine too. Given the state...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By aliceinwl
You might also want to check growing location....

You might also want to check growing location. With the onset of fall and shifting light, some of my Phals had their leaves inadvertently fried when they started getting direct sun in the afternoon.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By aliceinwl
Tillandsia cyanea is one of the Tillandsia that...

Tillandsia cyanea is one of the Tillandsia that needs to be grown in substrate. It looks like the flower spike is dead / dying but the plant itself is fine. Itís possible it was mostly done...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíd also add, if you see signs that the...

Iíd also add, if you see signs that the pseudobulbs are starting to wrinkle or the flowers start dropping, repot immediately. With those that Iíve acquired from the grocery stores this has been an...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By aliceinwl
Iím not a Vanda expert either, but mine are doing...

Iím not a Vanda expert either, but mine are doing great bare root. I soak the roots overnight then re-hang in the morning. When I have to go out of town for a week or two I just move them to a...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By aliceinwl
Looks like bothrytis. Older flowers are very...

Looks like bothrytis. Older flowers are very susceptible. Keeping water off the flowers can reduce the chances that theyíll get infected. I have this show up on most of my outdoor plants when the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-02-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By aliceinwl
From what I can tell, they are springtails. These...

From what I can tell, they are springtails. These would be completely harmless to you and your plant.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-02-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By aliceinwl
Maybe a cushion scale?

Maybe a cushion scale?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-24-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By aliceinwl
Were the leaves dropping before you removed the...

Were the leaves dropping before you removed the substrate and what kind of substrate did you switch to? If youíre leaving them bare root in the pots, theyíre going to need a daily soak.

Iíve had...
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