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Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Today, 01:00 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 75,516
Posted By Roberta
All of the red Phals are so vibrant! It is...

All of the red Phals are so vibrant! It is amazing what the various newer breeding programs can produce. I do especially love the variegated miniature Sedirea japonica. It is so cute! And since I...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,988
Posted By Roberta
Oh wow! Beautiful, and all beautifully...

Oh wow! Beautiful, and all beautifully photographed.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 372
Posted By Roberta
Great question. In a perfect world (for...

Great question.
In a perfect world (for orchids) epiphytes would have the opportunity to live on mounts (or trees) The challenge is to manage their needs when we grow them in our living spaces, or...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-06-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
I even spray 70% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl...

I even spray 70% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) on flowers with no harm... gets the mealy bugs that hide down in the crevices. Drugstore has 90% also, that's too strong. 70% is pretty generic....
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-06-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Roberta
I would have to suspect that peroxide on roots of...

I would have to suspect that peroxide on roots of any plant is destructive... if you put it on a wound with jagged edges, it fizzes... it's oxidizing the rough surface. On a root, with tiny hairs,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-06-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Roberta
All looks good except for the peroxide. Don't...

All looks good except for the peroxide. Don't use it.. especially on roots. It damages roots, and can seriously set the plant back. With a healthy environment - your new potting mix - the roots...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 03-06-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
Good point! Generally , when a natural hybrid...

Good point! Generally , when a natural hybrid exists it is designated with the "x" and lower case name. When the cross is human-made, it may (often does) get a hybrid name. For instance, the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
I like that... Doritos... having one orchid is...

I like that... Doritos... having one orchid is like eating one potato chip - or corn chip. To make a bit of sense of the naming... Doritanopsis was a separate genus closely related to Phalaenopsis,...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-06-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Roberta
I think that's just normal fading... yellows and...

I think that's just normal fading... yellows and greens do seem to go away faster than the red tones.

See that in lots of other orchids too.. For instance the Phalaenopsis "art shades" - peachy...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 03-06-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! Cymbidiums, of course, would...

First, Welcome!
Cymbidiums, of course, would also grow well in the Inland Empire area of southern California.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-05-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Roberta
Looks fine to me. The things I look for...

Looks fine to me.

The things I look for that are indicators of medium breaking down are staying wet for longer than when it was new, weeds growing in it (especially bark). Also bugs like fungus...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-05-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Roberta
If they have been dry they should be fine if they...

If they have been dry they should be fine if they look OK. If you see signs of rot, then you would not want to use them. So that's what you want to look for... if they have started to break down...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-05-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Roberta
Nice haul!

Nice haul!
Forum: Identification Forum 03-05-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Roberta
Doubt that it is a Cypripedium... those don't...

Doubt that it is a Cypripedium... those don't grow at Andy's. (Most Cyps need a cold winter - like serious frost... that doesn't happen in southern California)
Forum: Identification Forum 03-05-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Roberta
If it came from Andy's, odds are very good that...

If it came from Andy's, odds are very good that it is a species... Andy doesn't have hybrids, at least not in significant numbers. He does have incredibly-densely populated growing areas... so...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-05-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
The biggie on any of these... one is not done. ...

The biggie on any of these... one is not done. You have to spray about once a week for 3 weeks or more... all of these kill only the adults that they contact... won't tough eggs, so you need to nail...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-05-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Roberta
Doesn't look like there's a pseudobulb. But that...

Doesn't look like there's a pseudobulb. But that still leaves plenty of "orchid options" . Really eager to see what you get! Is that an "Andy mount"? If so, no telling what might have gotten...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-05-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Roberta
I can only see the leaves, can't see if there...

I can only see the leaves, can't see if there might be a pseudobulb, or not...It looks like it's getting pretty close - the flower will tell more... What a treat!
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 03-05-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
Yes. The Australian terrestrials I get from a...

Yes. The Australian terrestrials I get from a vendor in Germany, so they are on a northern hemisphere schedule. All follow the pattern of a Mediterranean climate - cool wet winters and hot dry...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 03-05-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
If the habitat that I visited is any indication,...

If the habitat that I visited is any indication, it wants relatively wet. It was very humid, with drenching rain every day. (I really appreciated that air-conditioned boat...)

Actually, those...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 03-04-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
What temperature range? The light level also...

What temperature range? The light level also maybe could be a bit higher.
I saw this one growing on my trip to the Rio Negro in Brazil... low temperature never below 72 deg. F, days close to 90...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-04-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roberta
I doubt it will spread, just keep leaves dry,...

I doubt it will spread, just keep leaves dry, normal warmth. And hope for no more snowstorms. You did well in your protection scheme! It could have been miuch, much worse without your attention.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-04-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,352
Posted By Roberta
Any chance that it got a bit cold, with water...

Any chance that it got a bit cold, with water sitting on the leaves?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Roberta
One factor that eventually sank tulip mania was...

One factor that eventually sank tulip mania was when some of the ones with interesting patterns didn't thrive long term. Turns out that the color break patterns that were so popular were the result...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By Roberta
If the environment is no longer conducive to...

If the environment is no longer conducive to growing things that you don't want to grow, you don't have to treat, nature will take care of things. You might have those spore bodies, but if they find...
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