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Search: Posts Made By: Roberta
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By Roberta
The old spikes can be clipped down to the base...

The old spikes can be clipped down to the base (just be careful not to cut leaves in the process), better to leave the bits at the base than to be too aggressive, they will fall off of their own...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Roberta
Sob. caloglossa gets easily to 15 ft. (5 m). If...

Sob. caloglossa gets easily to 15 ft. (5 m). If one has a deck, so that the top of the plant is at eye level, it's a great way to display it. Alas, after or 6 years of growing quite well and...
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Roberta
I agree, Jeff is wonderful to work with, and his...

I agree, Jeff is wonderful to work with, and his plants are exceptional - and often very unusual. That baby is just getting started, so timing is excellent. (Stenoglottis longifolia is not nearly as...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 154
Posted By Roberta
Can't tell from the plant size if it is a mini or...

Can't tell from the plant size if it is a mini or not, the term applies to the flowers more than the plant. Mini-phals tend to have more flowers (often on branched spikes), the standard ones have...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 154
Posted By Roberta
IT definitely is a Phalaenopsis. The pot...

IT definitely is a Phalaenopsis.

The pot doesn't really look too big for the plant. what you might to do to stabilize it is to use two wood barbecue skewers, one on each side of the plant (so...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Roberta
If the leaves start to spread out, that's also a...

If the leaves start to spread out, that's also a clue if the roots are really down in the pot. But usually, even if the first batch of roots are hidden, they'll be a second flush of roots showing at...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Roberta
Maybe put your hands in your pockets, and sing...

Maybe put your hands in your pockets, and sing "Happy Birthday" as you pass the plant to distract yourself and make it impossible to reach for the watering can?? :biggrin:
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 154
Posted By Roberta
Can you post a photo or two? What type of orchid?...

Can you post a photo or two? What type of orchid? If the plant is not firmly held in place, you need to stake it - if there is any movement, new roots don't get a chance to grab onto the medium and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Roberta
I would wait another couple of weeks. If you see...

I would wait another couple of weeks. If you see really long roots winding around, you might give a sip, but it'll do no harm (and likely help) to wait a bit.

Take a look at the links in this...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Roberta
The relationship between new growth and bud...

The relationship between new growth and bud development varies widely, depending on which orchid. Hybrids, of course, will be some combination (not easily determined) resulting from its various...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Roberta
Grammatophyllum can be a major beast... which is...

Grammatophyllum can be a major beast... which is why I don't grow the genus... need more warmth than I have outside, and I'm not about to give over that much greenhouse space to one.

Den...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 186
Posted By Roberta
If I have an extraordinarily hot day in spring...

If I have an extraordinarily hot day in spring (rare but they happen occasionally) I just water more. Pretty much, the hot weather is in the summer, when these terrestrials are completely dormant. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 186
Posted By Roberta
Well, you have a start on African terrestrials......

Well, you have a start on African terrestrials... Stenoglottis longifolia (and other Stenoglottis species) meet that requirement... Eulophia petersii is not quite as easy to find but it's in enough...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 04-15-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,082
Posted By Roberta
That last one is quite good - you really are...

That last one is quite good - you really are pushing the limits. "Too dark" is generally pretty easy to fix with any photo-editing software, since the detail is all there. ("Too bright", blown...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-15-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 186
Posted By Roberta
Interesting... southwest Africa (especially the...

Interesting... southwest Africa (especially the Cape region) also has a Mediterranean climate. There are a relatively few areas in the world with that pattern - the Mediterranean itself, of course. ...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 04-15-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,082
Posted By Roberta
To have the entire flower in focus, I think that...

To have the entire flower in focus, I think that you're going to have to explore focus stacking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_stacking). Software, plus a DSLR and some hardware to run the...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 186
Posted By Roberta
I don't see why not... they get such temperatures...

I don't see why not... they get such temperatures in many areas of their natural habitat. They occur over a huge range of southern and central Europe, north Africa and the Middle East.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-15-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 186
Posted By Roberta
Remember that in the hot time of year, the plant...

Remember that in the hot time of year, the plant is dormant (no water, no fertilizer, just ignore) For all of the Mediterranean-type terrestrials that I grow, I stop watering as soon as they die...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 04-15-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By Roberta
I corrected the spelling in the thread title, so...

I corrected the spelling in the thread title, so that people can find it with Search.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-15-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Roberta
A beautiful display! I have never been able to...

A beautiful display! I have never been able to grow them potted... but this one certainly has worked well for you!
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-15-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Roberta
Chiloschista? Any idea which one?

Chiloschista? Any idea which one?
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 04-15-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Roberta
I love the little bugs... and this one seems to...

I love the little bugs... and this one seems to be doing very well! Lemonade indeed.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-15-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
That water isn't all that bad. As others have...

That water isn't all that bad. As others have also pointed out, most orchids will be fine with that. When you start growing some of the sensitive rain-forest species you'll want to revisit the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-14-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By Roberta
When I first got started with orchids, I was...

When I first got started with orchids, I was growing my Phals in the house. It was naturally a bit cooler in the fall and winter. (Why would I pay to heat the house to August temperatures in...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 04-14-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
Stenosarcos Vanguard is, indeed, a beauty, leaves...

Stenosarcos Vanguard is, indeed, a beauty, leaves are gorgeous. That one is definitely a warm grower. (Stenorrhynchos x Sarcoglottis) Perfect house plant.

Stenoglottisis not so tropical... I have...
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