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Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-20-2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By vanda2020
Nice flowers. This year my spike aborted....

Nice flowers. This year my spike aborted. Starting to take off and then stopped growing. Next year.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-16-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By vanda2020
isurus79, I have a few in PET. The ones doing...

isurus79, I have a few in PET. The ones doing good in that are staying. However, I have those who seemed to do better on cork. I have seen more root growth in them, faster growth, and good blooming....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-16-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By vanda2020
I think in the end, you will end up selling here...

I think in the end, you will end up selling here and buying new there. If you end up in the UK, they are having problems with importing orchids in from the EU. You will see online YouTube growers in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By vanda2020
Plant requirements. Looks like it like shady with...

Plant requirements. Looks like it like shady with only a little sun. IOSPE PHOTOS (http://www.orchidspecies.com/lyclocusta.htm)

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Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-09-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By vanda2020
The two things that do not help with growing in...

The two things that do not help with growing in West Texas is the hail we get every so often. I have to run and grab plants.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-09-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By vanda2020
This is the Incurvum Catasetum I also own. You...

This is the Incurvum Catasetum I also own. You can see the difference between the two.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-09-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By vanda2020
Saccatum Catesetum in bloom.

Growing location, is West Texas. My Catasetum Saccatum orchid is in bloom for the first time, another spike is coming. Grows in filtered sun under a large oak tree for most of the year on a cork...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-02-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By vanda2020
I run a dehumidifier in my greenhouse. I have it...

I run a dehumidifier in my greenhouse. I have it on a continuous feed and the water made drains to the outside. It was very affordable. Open box special on Amazon. It is the kind that sits off the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-26-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By vanda2020
Nub is a spike. Healthy roots. I would not repot...

Nub is a spike. Healthy roots. I would not repot till your flowers are done flowering.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-26-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By vanda2020
I use HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS...

I use HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester. I make sure my water is 50PPM to 80ppm of fert almost every watering. I water with RO. I flush the pots out every so often to avoid fertilizer build...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-17-2022, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,565
Posted By vanda2020
For four year I used this. It is Ok. It is like...

For four year I used this. It is Ok. It is like crawling into a bag to take care of your plants. I am surprised I do not have hunched over back. I weighted mine down with cinder blocks laid over the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 10-17-2022, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By vanda2020
I think salts are an issue. Water needs to be RO...

I think salts are an issue. Water needs to be RO and you want to repot once a year. It is unsightly, however, if new leaves look fine I would not worry too much. After all, we grow these for the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-09-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By vanda2020
They got my Cattleyas out to me in four days....

They got my Cattleyas out to me in four days. They drove them to the Miami postal, which got them on a mail plane. I have already gotten my order. The only thing I did have one plant cancelled most...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-30-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By vanda2020
Sunland Orchids Ian Hurricane

Sunland Orchids out of Fort Myers, FL took a direct hit from hurricane Ian. In their words, they are devastated. With all that went on, they still wrote to me that they would work on getting my...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 09-26-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By vanda2020
I water my mounted catesetums outside in the...

I water my mounted catesetums outside in the summer morning, sometimes afternoon if 100 degrees or more, and night. The potted ones once a day to twice if really high heat. I like growing them...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 09-12-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By vanda2020
Galeandra Greenwoodiana

I bought a Gal. Greenwoodiana from Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids this year, and it finally doubled in size and bloomed. It blasted the first buds. This is a successive bloomer, so more buds came...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 09-05-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,766
Posted By vanda2020
RJSquirrel, Galeandra greenwoodiana orchid is a...

RJSquirrel, Galeandra greenwoodiana orchid is a successive bloomer. Never cut off the spike. It will make more flowers off that spike till it goes dormant or the bulb dies. The next year it may even...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-22-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By vanda2020
I have two plants. One hardly grew this season,...

I have two plants. One hardly grew this season, it is just a bulb and an off shoot that has roots coming down. The other plant is good growing and bloomed for me. It smells lightly of lemons.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 08-14-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,546
Posted By vanda2020
I have heard if you have an orchid in vase...

I have heard if you have an orchid in vase culture with full water adding an aquarium airstone improves their chances of long term success in this method. I have tried this method in the past no air...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-11-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By vanda2020
I am in West Texas, so we get hot, hot, hot. I...

I am in West Texas, so we get hot, hot, hot. I grow them as Fred says to do. For me, they start off really slow in the spring. In fact, I did not start watering any till late May, and we were...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-11-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,766
Posted By vanda2020
Nuclear Fall Out is not available in a standalone...

Nuclear Fall Out is not available in a standalone grex this year. I lost my plant last year. It failed to take off after its rest, so I wanted to replace it. This year Fred worked on crosses only...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 01-22-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,787
Posted By vanda2020
I grow in West Texas outside in summer...

I grow in West Texas outside in summer Dendrobiums like Hancockii. Phalenopsis like the heat and I have had no problems with them. Cattleyas. Warm growing Cymbidiums. Onicidium and their...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 01-22-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 41,235
Posted By vanda2020
Bought these

Four Noid Cymbidiums from Costco for 19.99. West Texas we are hot in August. Evenings cool down when sun sets, yet we have trouble getting them to rebloom. I plan on lots of icing down. My own little...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By vanda2020
One Last comment

Since you only have three roots left it is dangerous and close to death, so buy the tiniest clay pot you can find. Put plant loosely in it and add a little moss around roots. Only a little moss. Then...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By vanda2020
picture examples

example of how I grow. Tight roots and moss that is allowed to dry out. In Texas in summer I am watering them everyday or two. They dry out fast in hot weather. I sometimes add in lava and hard wood...
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