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Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Looked back at my records, it's always about this...

Looked back at my records, it's always about this time of year that they bloom. It can be anywhere from mid December to mid-February depending on the year. It is possible that if it is grown under...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Roberta
Sounds like you have it under control! What I...

Sounds like you have it under control! What I have found, when I left dead roots and old medium behind, the next time (2-3 years later) when I repotted the now-healthy plant, that I could clean that...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Actually, flowers are red at the bottom, the...

Actually, flowers are red at the bottom, the "exploding" petals are bright yellow. Very cheery! The pseudobulbs between the leaves are rather red, I have been growing it fairly bright (on the advice...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By Roberta
Welcome! :welcomeflowers:

Welcome!
:welcomeflowers:
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Roberta
That medium looks bad enough that I'd suggest go...

That medium looks bad enough that I'd suggest go ahead and repot. Don't worry about getting all of the old medium off - leave anything that is stuck to roots. Just get rid of what comes off easily. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
Also, if that one leaf is the only one yellowing,...

Also, if that one leaf is the only one yellowing, it could just be "force of nature" ... This hybrid is half Rl. digbyana, and those do shed leaves now and then - as long as the pseudobulb is firm,...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Roberta
I also don't remove roots - the new ones will be...

I also don't remove roots - the new ones will be better, but the older ones (especially from the previous year) are still alive and useful. After several years old roots just shrivel up. Dormancy is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! The new roots that are...

First, Welcome!

The new roots that are climbing out of the pot look excellent. In fact, I have found that orchids in the Cattleya group often grow better after they escape from the pot. (That...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Roberta
Insects have been on the planet longer than we...

Insects have been on the planet longer than we have, and will be here long after we're gone... There's no guarantee that they are gone for good, but at the very least you have greatly reduced their...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Roberta
First, welcome! Oncidium spikes won't...

First, welcome!

Oncidium spikes won't rebloom. I like to leave green spikes, since plants may "recycle" the tissue in them. But it doesn't hurt anything to cut them for the sake of appearance,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! You did well to get it out...

First, Welcome!

You did well to get it out of that old sphagnum! You may have difficulty keeping it moist enough in the bark. Mine has done well in sphagnum (I have had it for about 2 years), I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,180
Posted By Roberta
Like Subrosa, I have had no problem with watering...

Like Subrosa, I have had no problem with watering Cattleyas with city water either - sometimes the TDS is 180 ppm (on a really good day), sometimes 350 or more (bad day in summer) and I have orchid...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-15-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Only about 1/3 of the flowers are open so it will...

Only about 1/3 of the flowers are open so it will get even better...I think of them as "candy corn" but I like DeaC's exploding bowling balls!

This one is draped over the top of a basket...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 01-15-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Roberta
I have had other links from Home Depot do this. ...

I have had other links from Home Depot do this. To make it look more informative in your post, if you edit the post after submitting it, you'll see where that text is (just before the"[/url]" ......
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Roberta
Still, since orchid growing is at least as much...

Still, since orchid growing is at least as much art as science, those who have had enough time to make mistakes (if they can learn from them) have an edge. Since orchids do everything so slowly...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Roberta
I your potting job looks fine. Leave it. As far...

I your potting job looks fine. Leave it. As far as information on YouTube... Don't believe everything you see. People who advocate using ice cubes to water Phals also exist on YouTube. As do...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Roberta
Here is the setup that I arrived at... it did...

Here is the setup that I arrived at... it did start with one orchid... that didn't last long. This was the spare bedroom of the condo that I lived in at the time. ...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-15-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
In general, you want to have at least 3...

In general, you want to have at least 3 pseudobulbs in a division, more is even better. (This is true of other types of orchid as well) This gives the plants the reserves to grow well - single-bulb...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Roberta
For Phals, I had excellent success with keeping...

For Phals, I had excellent success with keeping the supplemental light on 12 hours a day. So the plants got whatever came in the window (maybe 4 hours of good light, then very indirect as the sun...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-15-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Roberta
I never use the stuff myself, but others have...

I never use the stuff myself, but others have suggested that it damages roots. Roots, especially newly-developing ones, have microscopic hairs, and I would think those would be quite vulnerable...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Roberta
It is certainly disappointing to be misled by a...

It is certainly disappointing to be misled by a seller like that! At least the plant(s) are starting to push new roots, so will probably be OK. (Glad that the new roots inspired you to look "deeper"...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Roberta
Maybe the vendor "just repotted it" but it should...

Maybe the vendor "just repotted it" but it should have been done 6 months ago... Good catch! With TLC and a little luck, hope for some new growth as the days get longer.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Roberta
You can peel off those two leaves (which are on...

You can peel off those two leaves (which are on their way out anyway) which will give you a better idea of what is going on with the cane itself. If you see rot, then surgery is in order (I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Roberta
After you cut that old dead flower spike and...

After you cut that old dead flower spike and repot it, put it where it gets good indirect light for as many hours a day as possible. (A window with a sheer curtain to soften the light, for instance)...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-14-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Roberta
You can certainly do that carefully... just...

You can certainly do that carefully... just figure on putting it back if you don't see any issues. (No clean-up unless you see significant problems) You can also wait until after flowers fade just...
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