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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Fairorchids
Most Paphs do very well with same light as...

Most Paphs do very well with same light as Phalaenopsis.

Complex hybrids will have no problems with your winter lows. Hybrids that are half lowii or druryi might be less tolerant.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 05-24-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By Fairorchids
Do you have natural gas available? Should be...

Do you have natural gas available? Should be less than half the heating cost using Propane.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 05-24-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Fairorchids
In your group, I wouldn't describe Paph...

In your group, I wouldn't describe Paph glaucophyllum as mottled leaf type. It is a sequential bloomer from Indonesia, usually a somewhat floppy leaved species.

You can grow most Paphs together,...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 05-23-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Fairorchids
It is only 10' x 18' (built in 6' sections, since...

It is only 10' x 18' (built in 6' sections, since I had to erect it by myself). Still need to wrap legs w copper tape to keep the slugs out. Total material cost $250, but it took me a couple of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-23-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 116
Posted By Fairorchids
Just read the posting under the link. Found one...

Just read the posting under the link. Found one detail, that I know to be glaringly wrong.

Cym dayanum is listed as warm growing. In nature, this plant grows from 600' to 6,000' elevations, so...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 05-22-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Fairorchids
Here comes the heretic (me): I believe in...

Here comes the heretic (me):

I believe in giving the plants as high light as they can tolerate. Here in NJ (same latitude as you), I grow my Cymbidiums in full sunlight (zero shade cloth)!

If...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-19-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Fairorchids
Cattleyas often send roots out of the pot. It...

Cattleyas often send roots out of the pot. It does no harm.

I know one grower, who often allows plants to extend over the edge of the pot (2-3 years). As long plants do not look desiccated, they...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-19-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Fairorchids
This is not a Den. kingianum type (the leaves are...

This is not a Den. kingianum type (the leaves are wrong, tips are rounded, not pointed). I can't place it, it appears that the lower part of each cane is fairly bulbous, but with a thinner top.
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-18-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Fairorchids
Using the pot size as a guide, you would...

Using the pot size as a guide, you would reasonably expect that the plant is potted in a suitably sized pot. That was clearly not the case here.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Fairorchids
Estimates of 'time to BS' are notoriously vague,...

Estimates of 'time to BS' are notoriously vague, and need to be qualified. What I can do in the greenhouse with near optimal conditions, is entirely different from what:

A.1 Hobby grower with...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-16-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Fairorchids
Vandas need high humidity, and LOTS of water. ...

Vandas need high humidity, and LOTS of water. However, you do not want to live in environment with 70-90% relative humidity.

In an apartment, the best compromise is to grow the plants in a vase...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 05-11-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By Fairorchids
When it comes to Vandas, most growing is done in...

When it comes to Vandas, most growing is done in Thailand. It is very common there, to put 3 small plants together in one basket. However, when they are eventually sold, all 3 should be either BS...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-11-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Fairorchids
Fred supplies great plants. I went a...

Fred supplies great plants.

I went a little nuts back in November, so I received a shipment of about 75 plants, mostly in 3" pots. Some 8-10 have bloomed sofar, and I am in the process of...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-11-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Fairorchids
Absolutely incorrect! In the distant past...

Absolutely incorrect!

In the distant past (1968-1977), when I worked for my dad, we would do imports of wild collected plants (Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum & Vandaceous) from Thailand & India via air...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-10-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Fairorchids
It is common for plants that shipped in bud to...

It is common for plants that shipped in bud to have assorted issues.

There are some plants, which always have problems. This is mostly found in seed grown plants (nobody meristems a plant that...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-06-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Fairorchids
Slugs

In a greenhouse with soil floor, it is impossible to keep slugs out, so it is an ongoing battle to get rid of them.

We have a lot of Cattleyas hanging (on metal conduits, which are suspended...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-04-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Fairorchids
Officially these are rated as hardy in zones 6-9,...

Officially these are rated as hardy in zones 6-9, zone 5 with mulching.

I have them in the ground in zone 6 (6b?), where they have multiplied profusely without any care for 15 years.
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 05-03-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Fairorchids
I bring a lot of plants outside in the summer. ...

I bring a lot of plants outside in the summer. And, most of them are in full sun (open field, no shade after initial hardening).

To minimize the time I have to spend holding the hose, I rig...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-03-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By Fairorchids
For mature Cattleyas in home environment, I would...

For mature Cattleyas in home environment, I would suggest that you do not use 'large' bark. That will dry out too quickly.

I agree with previous poster that 40% relative humidity is adequate. ...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 05-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By Fairorchids
Dogs, Cats, or Loud Humans: I am tolerant.

Dogs, Cats, or Loud Humans:

I am tolerant.
Forum: Parts & Equipment 05-01-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Fairorchids
I use a similar hose end sprayer (cheapie from...

I use a similar hose end sprayer (cheapie from Scott's).

We use the 4 oz cap from a pesticide bottle as scoop/measure. Spring/summer/fall, we use full scoop of 20:20:20 (bloom booster in the...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 05-01-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By Fairorchids
Considering that your location can't be more than...

Considering that your location can't be more than 1 hour away for me, if you need help with bench construction, I do this type of work for a living now.

Send me a PM if you would like a quote on...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-01-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Fairorchids
Next time you come to the US, feel free to bring...

Next time you come to the US, feel free to bring me a division!
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-01-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Fairorchids
I use a lot of clay pots, and regularly break...

I use a lot of clay pots, and regularly break some**. Most pots are made in Italy, and they all show this color pattern (indicating a shortened cooling cycle, in order to speed up production time)....
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 04-30-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By Fairorchids
If you are willing to host me during the next...

If you are willing to host me during the next Redlands or Tamiami, let's talk.
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