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Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By Roberta
In the Pleurothallid group. (could be...

In the Pleurothallid group. (could be Pleurothallis or one of the other genera in the group)
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By Roberta
A Restrepia. No idea which one. (Within the...

A Restrepia. No idea which one. (Within the genus, so many look similar to each other I wonder how ANYBODY can get it down to species. I see different ones that are supposedly the same species, and...
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By Roberta
The tendency to make keikis, and to branch, is ...

The tendency to make keikis, and to branch, is at least in part a function of the ancestry of the hybrid - and there is no way to know what that might be on a NOID. Mini-phals often have Phal....
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By Roberta
Doritis is now lumped with Phalaenopsis, so...

Doritis is now lumped with Phalaenopsis, so they're all Phalanopsis. The misture that looks like dirt is actually probably a peat mixture. Like sphagnum, it works well in the hands of experts who...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Roberta
Repotting would be a good idea. But wait until...

Repotting would be a good idea. But wait until you see NEW roots just beginning to emerge. The old roots will keep the plant going until the new ones develop, but it is the new ones that will adjust...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By Roberta
Yessss... Congratulations!

Yessss... Congratulations!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Roberta
Or, you could just leave the spike... and let the...

Or, you could just leave the spike... and let the plant decide if and where to create a new branch, do the cutting after it happens. If the spike dies back (gets brown and crispy) then you know to...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 02-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By Roberta
This is a really old thread. As far as I know,...

This is a really old thread. As far as I know, Orchids by Hausermann is very much alive, maybe moved from the old post. This is the current link to their site.
Orchids By Hausermann: Storefront...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-17-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By Roberta
When they actually get sun doesn't seem to be...

When they actually get sun doesn't seem to be particularly important (mine get little or no direct sun until late spring and during the summer) But look at the plant in the morning. They do seem to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By Roberta
Don't stress too much on the water quality for...

Don't stress too much on the water quality for the Phals... Unless your water is really bad they should be fine... some orchids ARE touchy about water quality (after about 20+ years of orchid...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-17-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By Roberta
Also, what time of day did you take the photo? ...

Also, what time of day did you take the photo? My experience with these Aussie Dens (and other Dens as well) is that they tend to partly close up late in the day, to open more in the morning, and...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-17-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By Roberta
Yup, I think typo. Fred registered Den Tosca...

Yup, I think typo. Fred registered Den Tosca Starburst in 2016, Orchidwiz has no "Toscana"
Forum: Propagation 02-17-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Roberta
-24 deg C = - 11 deg F . The freezer on my...

-24 deg C = - 11 deg F . The freezer on my refrigerator does not get quite that cold (- 15 C = - 5 deg F is about as good as it gets) but a full-size domestic freezer should be that cold if it is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Roberta
Precisely... they get very little fertilizer of...

Precisely... they get very little fertilizer of any sort. Which says that whatever little bits that we give them is still probably an order of magnitude more than what they get in nature.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Roberta
Bird poop probably has a fair amount of it too...

Bird poop probably has a fair amount of it too...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 02-17-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Roberta
Telipogon is a genus with some really spectacular...

Telipogon is a genus with some really spectacular flowers. I can't recommend species because I can't grow any of them, they would be fine in winter but would never make it through the summer. So...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-16-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Roberta
And just to complicate the picture more, there's...

And just to complicate the picture more, there's "requires cool " like many Cyms ( unless bred for "warmth tolerance") and higher-elevation Pleurothallids, and "tolerates cold" like a lot much of...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-16-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Roberta
A high-class problem...:biggrin:

A high-class problem...:biggrin:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-16-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By Roberta
Scale is an insect pest that sucks the juices out...

Scale is an insect pest that sucks the juices out of plant parts. It usually starts on the underside of the leaf, you notice it when you see yellow spots, look underneath and see white, powdery stuff...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-16-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! I don't see anything for you...

First, Welcome!

I don't see anything for you to worry about. Perhaps there was a bit of mechanical damage, or maybe cold. Don't cut the leaf. I think it will be fine. Observe... if it doesn't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-16-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Roberta
I recall a conversation that I had with Andy...

I recall a conversation that I had with Andy Phillips (Andy's Orchids) when a Sobralia that I had asked him to bring to me at a show had a label "I" ... I had expected a "C/I" - I intended to grow it...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 02-16-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Roberta
Only with a huge disclaimer that my advice might...

Only with a huge disclaimer that my advice might work for me and not for you, and maybe not for me either (I have had LOTS of casualties over the years and still do) and am therefore not responsible,...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 02-16-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Roberta
Checked in Orchidwiz... no Baker sheet on this...

Checked in Orchidwiz... no Baker sheet on this one. That's going to be the case for relatively-recently described species... this one was first described in 1982, it got moved to a different...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-15-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Roberta
Haraella retrocalla - both beautiful and fragrant...

Haraella retrocalla - both beautiful and fragrant
Maxillaria pachyphylla - appearance is "Meh" but very fragrant.
Neofinetia falcata - graceful and fragrant
Angraecum didieri
Aerangis biloba
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Roberta
I think that the advice against using...

I think that the advice against using urea-containing fertilizers comes from notion that because urea needs bacteria to break it down into a form that the plant can use, and because orchids don't...
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