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Forum: Growing Under Lights Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hi longroots, yes I am still following this...

Hi longroots, yes I am still following this thread and noticed you completely ignored my answer but I will carry on regardless and point out the latest bulb you have found needs a fluorescent starter...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Orchid whisperer, your articles just confirm...

Orchid whisperer,
your articles just confirm what Ray has said...

I mean look at the graph from your first article. Cut leaf tissue analysis shows that leaves contain less P than N.

Edit: oh...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hey Dave, here's an article you might enjoy. It...

Hey Dave,
here's an article you might enjoy. It briefly details how C Rex was first brought into cultivation and the struggles they faced back then doing so.


Read the article to see what...
Forum: Growing Under Lights Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
That is actually a very powerful bulb for most...

That is actually a very powerful bulb for most orchids. Even for Vanda's it would need to be hung a minimum of half a meter or 2 feet above the plants - MINIMUM

I would recommend you look at one...
Forum: Scientific Matters Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
hey tmoney, it is hard finding it in smaller...

hey tmoney, it is hard finding it in smaller quantities.
I was lucky to find a 500ml bottle but that is no longer available.

Please be aware of buying on Ebay (I've had bad experiences) so just...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
hey DC can you elaborate what your bleach bath...

hey DC can you elaborate what your bleach bath involved? Why did you try it on 9 nobiles?
I've seen a 10% bleach bath recommended in the past to kill all pests but is that what you did and it killed...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Claw that is an epic nobile. I'm sure you will...

Claw that is an epic nobile. I'm sure you will have things covered.
I also do not provide a dry period for all the dens you have listed.
Just make sure not to overwater them - that's all. They will...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Water has a PH value, a TDS value or the total...

Water has a PH value, a TDS value or the total dissolved solids in the water, Alkalinity, Hardness and a temperature.

Most understand PH but the PH is not just a matter of having a value and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
what I find fascinating is that in Japan at some...

what I find fascinating is that in Japan at some point a few hundred years ago their wind orchids were so prized some rare varieties could cost more than a house!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
hey tmoney, Schwerter is generally very good,...

hey tmoney,
Schwerter is generally very good, like any nursery they might have a weak plant here or there but I've found they try their best.

I think it's great to have you here but I'm surprised...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
So are you planning to grow this one...

So are you planning to grow this one hydroponically then or why mention you have never done it as it looks like it is currently potted in bark?
I thought I'd heard of most the grow lights, high...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I normally don't like the Walkeriana lip shape...

I normally don't like the Walkeriana lip shape and I never really noticed the nobilior has the same shape (sort of like a fish's tail) - it's very nticebale on yours but the veining and petal shape...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-01-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone. ...

Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone.

I have to admit I was questioning myself quite a bit. I know how challenging it is to grow orchids, sometimes even seeming like sucess or failure...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-26-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
ah clawhammer, thanks for your repy but you have...

ah clawhammer, thanks for your repy but you have just made this topic even more complicated for me.

Angraecums don't hate repots. They do suffer badly if you damage a root but a repot should be...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-26-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Can you tell when a root is no longer alive

So over the past months I keep recommending people to remove rotting roots, this is good orchid husbandry in my opinion but every time Estacion seca comes along and disagrees.
Pleas don't take this...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-26-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I completely forgot about predatory mites. My...

I completely forgot about predatory mites. My local hydroponics store sells little sachets of them for under 2 euros, I might go pick one up again.

In the past they were expensive and had to be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Here is my latest Cattleya, I'm showing this one...

Here is my latest Cattleya, I'm showing this one cause it shows the developing roots well
I follow all the principles Roberta has mentioned but as you can see they grow a bit different. There's...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-25-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
You need to go back and remove all the loose...

You need to go back and remove all the loose mushy roots.
I just had to tonight myself - I had been lazy on the last repot, found some more coco or peat or whatever still stuck in the roots that was...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
ok well of course in theory semi hydro can be...

ok well of course in theory semi hydro can be used to grow houseplants, I'd never really seen people do it but I didn't pay too much attention to it either, I have researched whether it has ben used...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
you hear something new every day. So they...

you hear something new every day.

So they delivery guy knocked on your door, hands you your vandas, which were not packaged? happens to have some pruning shears in his back pocket and offers to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Nothing wrong with using some beneficial insects...

Nothing wrong with using some beneficial insects but I just want to point out the people that don't probably won't bother to say so.

Similar to online reviews, if all goes well people just carry...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-25-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
you are right it does not look good to me. I am...

you are right it does not look good to me. I am not good with names so can't tell you what it is called but it looks like an infection and it looks like it is possibly spreading.
Don't let it travel...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-25-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
possibly it is a potinara burana beauty but just...

possibly it is a potinara burana beauty but just a vague guess and it is probably not an exact match. Maybe crossed with something else
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-25-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Had to look up the parents. Looks very nice....

Had to look up the parents. Looks very nice. Hadn't heard of this one.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 406
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Semi-hydro is not used outside of orchid growing....

Semi-hydro is not used outside of orchid growing. I only use it to raise smaller plants. I don't think it has much use outside the small hobbyist growers. It's great for growing plants that don't...
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