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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By estación seca
Thank you for the amazing photos!

Thank you for the amazing photos!
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By estación seca
The alcohol needs to be 70% or higher to be...

The alcohol needs to be 70% or higher to be effective. Plain water sprayed on with a spray bottle will get rid of spider mites. They are knocked off and can't climb back up. I just heard a talk in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By estación seca
The crown is the deep central area where...

The crown is the deep central area where developing leaves emerge.

Bottom heat seems to be adequate for Phals. Look up posts from greenpassion in Vermont. She grows really nice Phals in a cool...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By estación seca
A range of 64-70 is too cool for rescuing a sick...

A range of 64-70 is too cool for rescuing a sick Phal. Try to find a heat mat designed for plants rather than a space heater. It will use less electricity.

If the crown is rotten it will fall out...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By estación seca
A little early or late sun is fine, but you need...

A little early or late sun is fine, but you need to be careful of it. My Cattleyas get morning sun through a window. I put 35% shade cloth in summer outside the window. I have a fan blowing on them....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By estación seca
What are your summer night temperatures? Does...

What are your summer night temperatures? Does your plant grow strongly in summer? How large is your anceps plant? Your summer day temperatures are probably not an issue if humidity is high.

In...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By estación seca
Looking at your Dens is... perchance to dream.

Looking at your Dens is... perchance to dream.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By estación seca
Thank you, those are wonderful!

Thank you, those are wonderful!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By estación seca
As rbarata mentioned, the commonest problem...

As rbarata mentioned, the commonest problem making the move is sunburn. It can happen in five minutes. It can happen to any plant people bring in for the winter, even cactus. Our eyes don't notice...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 94
Posted By estación seca
A lot of Phal stems look like that. I think your...

A lot of Phal stems look like that. I think your best course would be to give it good care and hope for the best. There's nothing you can do to repair damage from previous poor conditions in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By estación seca
Plumerias... search the Totally Off Topic forum...

Plumerias... search the Totally Off Topic forum for them. You can flower them. They love summers outdoors in the sun. Be careful moving them outdoors in spring so they don't sunburn before they...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By estación seca
Fred's plants are inexpensive on an absolute...

Fred's plants are inexpensive on an absolute basis and dirt cheap compared to many other US seedling vendors. This plant was $14 plus shipping. In your imagination remove the growth with flowers I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By estación seca
Trimming off healthy roots means the plant can't...

Trimming off healthy roots means the plant can't take up as much water as before. If it can't take up water it will drop leaves. I advise people not to trim roots.
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By estación seca
Somebody here was pining for Phal. micholizii....

Somebody here was pining for Phal. micholizii. Big Leaf has one left.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By estación seca
I forgot whether you have a light setup. The...

I forgot whether you have a light setup. The Renanthera and Mokara need far more light than can be provided naturally during a winter in New Jersey. Both can grow outdoors in full sun all day in...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By estación seca
Fred's seedlings are potted in kiwi bark, which...

Fred's seedlings are potted in kiwi bark, which lasts far longer than it takes for the seedling to walk out of the pot. I don't repot them until this happens.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By estación seca
No. They can go directly to brown or black if...

No. They can go directly to brown or black if frozen or sunburned. They can be mushy green with bacterial rots. Fertilizer burn turns tips brown; it rarely would cause a leaf to fall off unless the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-05-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By estación seca
You can't get rid oc spider mites. They're in the...

You can't get rid oc spider mites. They're in the landscape outside. rbarata said above you need always en garde.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By estación seca
1 maybe 2 no. Don't cut them off.

1 maybe 2 no. Don't cut them off.
Forum: Connoisseur's corner 03-05-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By estación seca
Cream of Winter Squash Soup

I just polished off a bowl of this I prepared Wednesday for a pot luck dinner with friends.

This is good with any kind of hard squash, including pumpkins. I've been making it for years. With a...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-05-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By estación seca
When they've gone this far you usually need to...

When they've gone this far you usually need to stake above the sheath to get the flowers to display better. It's risky.

Another trick you can try when flowers are developing is to tilt the pot in...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-05-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 15,782
Posted By estación seca
Just what you need to hang a lot of mounted...

Just what you need to hang a lot of mounted orchids in a small space.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-05-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By estación seca
It's best to stake as the spike develops. You can...

It's best to stake as the spike develops. You can try pulling it back a little now, but they break easily.

Sorry for being nosy, but the Phal in the tall vase isn't getting nearly enough water....
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-05-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By estación seca
Rondeletia leucophylla - Panama Rose

This is a widely planted tropical American shrub that is just covered with brilliant pink flower heads during warm weather. They are extremely fragrant at night. It smells to me a lot like Hoya...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-05-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By estación seca
Slc. Orquidacea's Small Fortune SVO7489

This is a first bloom seedling of SVO7489, Slc. Orquidacea's Small Fortune (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star'.) It is properly called a Cattleyanthe (Ctt.) and...
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