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Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-16-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By aliceinwl
Very nice! I also have a Vanda I have no business...

Very nice! I also have a Vanda I have no business owning so this post gives me hope ;-)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-15-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By aliceinwl
If youíre not aggressive when you repot: donít...

If youíre not aggressive when you repot: donít try to cut out every dead root or remove every particle of old substrate, the plants usually donít miss a beat and even keep their flowers :-)

I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-14-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By aliceinwl
They do kind of look like some of the photos Iíve...

They do kind of look like some of the photos Iíve seen of orchid fleck virus. I guess my inclination would be to isolate the affected plants and play with lighting, temperature, and media and see if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-14-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By aliceinwl
Mine has survived 40s and gets hit with low 50s...

Mine has survived 40s and gets hit with low 50s because I donít have a great spot for it indoors. I think it would be happiest not going below 60.

If itís in a peat moss type substrate (ProMix),...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-13-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By aliceinwl
Classified Ad Iíd refrain from doing any cutting. I bought a...

Iíd refrain from doing any cutting. I bought a couple of Cattleya type at an orchid show in March potted in moss. They had almost entirely dead root systems. I unpotted them, did an overnight soak in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By aliceinwl
If thatís the case the north facing window may be...

If thatís the case the north facing window may be okay. I have my office Phals in a north facing window overlooking a parking lot which seems to provide a fair amount of reflected light and they...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By aliceinwl
I have a vanda thatís doing really well with...

I have a vanda thatís doing really well with overnight soaks. I put it in water in the evening and pull it out first thing in the morning. I think if you let your Phals dry out daily they might do...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By aliceinwl
Classified Ad Mine has been very hardy. I potted it from the...

Mine has been very hardy. I potted it from the promix it came in to a mix of small grade orchiata, charcoal, and perlite (5:1:1 parts).

Itís one of my most cold sensitive orchids and develops...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-12-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By aliceinwl
Hydrogen peroxide is just going to kill...

Hydrogen peroxide is just going to kill vulnerable surface tissues: your plants roots and any exposed fungal tissues. Fungi growing within the roots will be fine and root function can be severely...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-11-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By aliceinwl
Hydrogen peroxide sprayed on roots can be lethal...

Hydrogen peroxide sprayed on roots can be lethal because it damages the tissue. Donít apply any more to the roots.

Are the roots still alive? Are there any unaffected fans? I ended up having...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-09-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By aliceinwl
The roots look okay. You can soak it daily until...

The roots look okay. You can soak it daily until youíre ready to repot. If itís just dead roots rotting, I let nature take its course. If the tissue is dead itís going to decay.

You may also want...
Forum: Hybrids 06-07-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By aliceinwl
Very nice, I really like scented Phals.

Very nice, I really like scented Phals.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree that this orchid still has a decent...

I agree that this orchid still has a decent chance. Because Phals photosythesize through their roots as well as leaves, it can still make ďfoodĒ. This also means that light is important.

If it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-31-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíd try to find it a taller narrower pot (if...

Iíd try to find it a taller narrower pot (if possible), soak it for at least an hour to make the roots more pliable, and then use the twist method. Iíve found large forceps really helpful for...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-29-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By aliceinwl
Itís not special, but Iíd still like to try since...

Itís not special, but Iíd still like to try since thereís nothing to lose. I do have kelp max. Should I soak it overnight? Should I remove it from the spike or just trim the spike down some? The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-29-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By aliceinwl
Phalaenopsis keiki on dying spike

Iíve been putting any green spikes I remove from my Phalaenopsis in water. A few have tried to make keikis below the waterline, but these have always rotted in short order. I have one, however, that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-27-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By aliceinwl
I think your choices are a green house or similar...

I think your choices are a green house or similar enclosure to make your habitat suite the orchids or buy orchid species that can tolerate your environmental conditions ďas isĒ. That said, maybe you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,193
Posted By aliceinwl
Iím wondering if substrate preference is tied to...

Iím wondering if substrate preference is tied to growing conditions. Iíve had great success with Phals, but I killed one Sedirea grown indoors in medium bark and killed all the in pot roots on a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By aliceinwl
I think you have to have a minimum of 5 posts in...

I think you have to have a minimum of 5 posts in order to upload pics. Maybe reply to a couple of threads real quick and then try to post them. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free account at a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By aliceinwl
The bags over top have lots of large holes in...

The bags over top have lots of large holes in them and Iíve been keeping the moss damp but not wet. I havenít had any issues with mold in the month and a half theyíve been in these containers. I do...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-26-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By aliceinwl
I inspect for pests while Iím considering buying...

I inspect for pests while Iím considering buying or when I first get it home.

If it was an impulse buy, I google care information ;)

Then, I look at the substrate. If the substrate is not...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-26-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By aliceinwl
It sounds like they were kept too wet. Donít...

It sounds like they were kept too wet. Donít spray anything on the roots. The fungus is likely not pathenogenic: itís just breaking down dead tissue.

For the Phals, Iíd put them in fresh loosely...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By aliceinwl
With roots that long, mine have never missed a...

With roots that long, mine have never missed a beat when I put them straight into bark. Sometimes I pot them up separately, sometimes I just throw them in with the parent when I repot it. All have...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve read that these donít like root disturbance...

Iíve read that these donít like root disturbance and that repotting can set them back so a long lasting bark substrate like orchiata is recommended. But, I donít see why sphagnum wonít work in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve have mine in 3Ē slotted pots with a couple...

Iíve have mine in 3Ē slotted pots with a couple of rocks in the bottom to provide an inch of air space and the plant in lightly packed sphagnum moss. I keep the moss damp but not wet. I put the whole...
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