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Forum: Orchids in Bloom Today, 01:08 AM
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Wow, that's beautiful!

Wow, that's beautiful!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 252
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Epiphytic orchids require air at the roots. The...

Epiphytic orchids require air at the roots. The maximum amount of air will be found when all the medium particles are the same size. If you mix particle sizes the smaller ones fill in the spaces...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance Today, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,651
Posted By estación seca
I grow most Bulbos in plastic trays or food...

I grow most Bulbos in plastic trays or food containers with no drain holes. I put a layer of LECA on the bottom, then sphagnum moss. I use RO or rain water otherwise minerals would build up quickly....
Forum: Species Today, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
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Nice! Note that this is an orchid species....

Nice!

Note that this is an orchid species. The second name should not be capitalized: Phalaenopsis bellina. Names of hybrids are capitalized: Phalaenopsis bellina x Phal. violacea is Phal. Samera.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By estación seca
Most Catt seedlings will keep growing if you keep...

Most Catt seedlings will keep growing if you keep them quite warm - summer weather - and very brightly lit. They won't take full San Diego sun, not even in winter.

Many Lycaste have strict winter...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By estación seca
Sharry Baby is a beast of a grower, one of the...

Sharry Baby is a beast of a grower, one of the fastest growing of Oncidium hybrids. Depending on your conditions it could grow all year. You could repot now or you could wait for the new growths to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
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In general young plants are less tolerant of any...

In general young plants are less tolerant of any extremes than are older plants. They may stay in continuous growth if conditions are good, rather than the more seasonal growth pattern of adults.
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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board!

Welcome to the Orchid Board!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-28-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By estación seca
Wow, beautiful.

Wow, beautiful.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-28-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By estación seca
Edema in Catts generally happens when they get...

Edema in Catts generally happens when they get far too much water. Maybe that happened a while ago, and the damage has scarred. It also could be insect damage.

If the spots don't spread I wouldn't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-28-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By estación seca
Erwinia is a disease of plants kept too hot and...

Erwinia is a disease of plants kept too hot and moist, with poor air circulation. It doesn't sound like you've done that. There is usually a bad smell.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-27-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By estación seca
The closeups are somewhat blurry. Could this be...

The closeups are somewhat blurry. Could this be spider mite attack? Paph. lowii prefers somewhat lower temperatures than some others. Your temperatures and care sound excellent. I would be surprised...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-27-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By estación seca
Look at the Ecuagenera site for Philodendrons....

Look at the Ecuagenera site for Philodendrons. Keep another tab open to look up other photos of the species. Also consider various Anthuriums
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 11-27-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By estación seca
I forgot something - Vanilla cuttings root easily...

I forgot something - Vanilla cuttings root easily in water.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-27-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By estación seca
I have't grown Australian tree ferns. From seeing...

I have't grown Australian tree ferns. From seeing them in landscapes in Southern California, your situation sounds promising. I've seen them in the fern house at the Garfield Park Conservatory in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By estación seca
Phal growing is not complicated. Don't be...

Phal growing is not complicated. Don't be frightened away. Warm temperatures, tap water and small amounts of plant food are adequate for nice Phal growth and flowering.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! What are your...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

What are your temperatures? What kind of light is it getting? How are you watering? What kind, and size of pot did you use?

The flowers eventually fall off, but the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By estación seca
It sounds like you're watering properly. They...

It sounds like you're watering properly. They won't grow much at lower temperatures like that, so you probably don't need to fertilize more than monthly.

I don't know what the yellow spots are. I...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-26-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By estación seca
Easy depends on the ambient conditions. I easily...

Easy depends on the ambient conditions. I easily grew low-light orchids in clay pots in a 10-gallon aquarium in my cool San Francisco dorm room, but none of those would survive in my current home.
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Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By estación seca
It works well once the gardener learns to use it....

It works well once the gardener learns to use it. It may be less forgiving of overwatering. It may not be a good choice for warm growing orchids in a typically cool home environment.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By estación seca
According to several different ag professors I've...

According to several different ag professors I've heard over the years, for over 50 years commercial agriculture has been watering once with an appropriate fertilizer concentration.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-24-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! If you choose...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

If you choose carefully and have some natural light available you won't need artificial lighting nor spraying. Consider growing a few suitable small orchids in pots in...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-24-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 568
Posted By estación seca
In your climate they could grow outside in sun in...

In your climate they could grow outside in sun in the summer. That's how much light they like. It's difficult to give them enough light inside at any season.

Fungal and bacterial infections are...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 11-24-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By estación seca
I agree. Tie it to a tree.

I agree. Tie it to a tree.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-24-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By estación seca
I don't think it's likely to make new growth at...

I don't think it's likely to make new growth at 70 degrees F.
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