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Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Roberta
Spectacular - and beautifully photographed.

Spectacular - and beautifully photographed.
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By Roberta
Actually, the effect of sphag and fine bark is...

Actually, the effect of sphag and fine bark is similar... basically, these need to be kept quite damp to establish. So however you choose to do it, that's the goal. I have had my share of failures...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By Roberta
Andy Phillip's advice on bare root Sobralias is...

Andy Phillip's advice on bare root Sobralias is to start them in pure sphagnum. I have found that helps... then I move to fine bark for the long haul. Once established, they don't need potting very...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! My first inclination would be...

First, Welcome!
My first inclination would be to get it out of the pot and find out what is going on with the roots. Spring is the ideal time to repot Cyms, though I do it pretty much through most...
Forum: Species Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,571
Posted By Roberta
Note the date of the post... 2014 ... websites...

Note the date of the post... 2014 ... websites come and go... I have to check my own website "Links" page occasionally to make sure the various links still work... and inevitably find a few that...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By Roberta
Yeah, that's me... I grow it in a terracotta...

Yeah, that's me... I grow it in a terracotta pot, quite shady. Here it is, "in situ". It gets RO water because of its location. I have had better success with several of the Sobralia species in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Roberta
Catasetum pileatum is an orchid species. But...

Catasetum pileatum is an orchid species. But just like humans are all one species (Homo sapiens) the individuals within the species have lots of variation. In fact, we give the individuals in our...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By Roberta
You definitely will want to get them out of those...

You definitely will want to get them out of those flimsy pots (and out of what looks like rather soggy sphagnum moss) , but do take the time first to find something suitable so that you don't have to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-27-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By Roberta
They certainly can be potted directly into the...

They certainly can be potted directly into the decorative pots. But... think long term... at some point you're going to want to repot. If roots cling to the pot surface, that may be not so easy,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,079
Posted By Roberta
It is looking quite good! I doubt the accuracy...

It is looking quite good! I doubt the accuracy of the light meter. If yellowish, moving them a bit farther from the light might be a good idea. If your hand casts a shadow at the position of the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,079
Posted By Roberta
Phals don't have a dormant stage. Your Phal....

Phals don't have a dormant stage. Your Phal. Dragon Tree Eagle has some other issue. Your conditions are a bit cool, so it may need more warmth. But in general, for those that aren't thriving, you...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,079
Posted By Roberta
Physan is pretty safe for roots - maybe 1...

Physan is pretty safe for roots - maybe 1 teaspoon per quart. Anything that's still there after you spray that Physan solution is probably not mold. But if you have a healthy root environment (a...
Forum: Species 11-27-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By Roberta
My greenhouse goes as low as 59 deg F, but then...

My greenhouse goes as low as 59 deg F, but then the heater kicks on... winter night temps are mostly in the 62-63 deg F most of the time. (It is not that well sealed, and small, so keeping temps in a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-27-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By Roberta
While I find the name changes as annoying as any...

While I find the name changes as annoying as any orchid hobbyist, the scientific side of me sort of has to go along. (I prefer splitting to lumping, since lumping, in a sense, destroys data that can...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-26-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Roberta
Light backgrounds may make you work a bit harder...

Light backgrounds may make you work a bit harder to mange lighting... black backgrounds hide shadows so light placement isn't an issue. White/light ones you can get shadows where you don't want them.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Roberta
I took a look at photos of various C mossiae...

I took a look at photos of various C mossiae plants that I have or have had, they all seem to have had sheaths (often hard to tell in the photos since that's not what I was taking a picture of) ...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-26-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
I will also vouch for Popow - unfortunately, he...

I will also vouch for Popow - unfortunately, he only ships to the US from shows, and there haven't been any lately. But I have received outstanding plants from him. 100%. I found him slow to...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-25-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Roberta
I have to suspect that the basic physics is the...

I have to suspect that the basic physics is the same... white reflects and dark colors absorb heat. At any rate, if I'm going outside in the sun in temperatures like you're getting, I'd rather wear...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-25-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Roberta
Latitude doesn't tell the whole story... If Cym...

Latitude doesn't tell the whole story... If Cym growers where Fredmax lives are using 70%, there's a reason - and Fredmax has mentioned temperatures as high as 35 deg C even now in the spring. That's...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-24-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Roberta
Another advantage of white or beige... it will...

Another advantage of white or beige... it will tend to reflect light - and heat, along with reducing the light by the stated percentage. A thought on making life easier so you don't need a "'summer...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-23-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Roberta
I don't think the vodka will help much with cold,...

I don't think the vodka will help much with cold, it might, by providing extra carbs, help with the lower light level. I recall getting a big bottle of the cheap stuff at Trader Joe's, the cashier...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-23-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Roberta
I was using only about 2 drops Superthrive per...

I was using only about 2 drops Superthrive per gallon about once a month, but I guess it built up over time. At any rate, not something I need to use. One other "supplement" that I heard about from...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-22-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Roberta
The odds of the broken top rooting are really...

The odds of the broken top rooting are really small. Can't hurt to try but don't be disappointed if it doesn't work. As others have noted, the plant is likely to compensate by doing a new growth....
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-22-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome!!! I think that you have the...

First, Welcome!!!
I think that you have the growing techniques working for you very well.
These are relatively small plants I think so just need some time to get to blooming... orchids teach...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Roberta
I use the test strips from Rega...

I use the test strips from Rega (https://www.regabio.com/cymmvorsv), the Taiwan outfit. They come in boxes of 50 so that's the minimum order. I get them as part of a society group order - we buy...
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