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Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-10-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I have a friend that grows beautiful...

I have a friend that grows beautiful specimen-size Cattleyas. I once asked him how often he applied fertilizer. He replied "never", then back-pedaled just a bit and said "well, maybe once a year"....
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-09-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Good to see you are making progress. Keep up the...

Good to see you are making progress. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 07-09-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It looks like a fern frond. Probably a spore...

It looks like a fern frond. Probably a spore landed in the pot and started growing. If correct, the round part will unfurl into a leaf.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yes, probably a normal growth that has not...

Yes, probably a normal growth that has not matured yet.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-30-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Despite many people telling you it's not a virus,...

Despite many people telling you it's not a virus, you seem convinced it's a virus. Virus is untreatable. AnonYMouse is right, only way to be sure is to test it, which can be expensive. Probably not...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Looks like small injuries with a little...

Looks like small injuries with a little pigmentation around it. I agree with rbarata, it does not look like virus; IMO, doesn't look like any disease I can think of. Remote possibility it is...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-27-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The photos are a bit fuzzy, but I don't see...

The photos are a bit fuzzy, but I don't see anything to worry about. Higher resolution, sharp photos may help me see what you are seeing.

If you had scale, sometimes the place where the scale...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-27-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Mistlebee15, how many orchids do you need to...

Mistlebee15, how many orchids do you need to water? If it is only a few, is capturing rain water an option? I capture mine off of a glass-topped patio table, propped up slightly on one side sit that...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-14-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Hi Tasha OW user name: I overheard a work...

Hi Tasha

OW user name: I overheard a work friend describe me to someone else as "he's kind of an orchid whisperer" after I'd revived her near-dead Phalaenopsis, back to producing a flower spike. ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
See the attached photo of a Cattlianthe Golden...

See the attached photo of a Cattlianthe Golden Wax that I recovered by hanging it up outdoors in the shade (new roots, new growth). I think this was from 2017(?) Could be later though.

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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-13-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Another approach you can an take is what I posted...

Another approach you can an take is what I posted here:

What to do if roots are rotten? (http://www.orchidboard.com/community/potting-and-repotting/100734-roots-rotten-post897582.html#post897582)...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-11-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I don't know where you are in the USA, but if...

I don't know where you are in the USA, but if it's warm where you are, not bone dry (desert), and I you have access to shade outdoors, wrap a wire around the base of the bare root plant, and hang it...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-11-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Good idea. Pop one off with the point of a...

Good idea.

Pop one off with the point of a pocket knife.

Look with a magnifier. If it has legs etc.
underneath: scale.
Forum: Georgia - NGOS 06-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 922
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Orchid on the Internet: Meeting, June 9, 2019, Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

The NGOS will present a discussion of communities of orchid enthusiasts on the internet, and other orchid resources available online, including vendors, blogs, cultural tips, and other information.
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Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-01-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I suspect the "dirt". I think Fusarium is...

I suspect the "dirt". I think Fusarium is unlikely.

Take the problem plants out of the soil, I suspect many plants will have few out no live roots, and many pseudobulbs going brown/soft at the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-26-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
A clone is "an organism or cell, or group of...

A clone is "an organism or cell, or group of organisms or cells, produced asexually from one ancestor or stock, to which they are genetically identical."

Regardless of whether it is a division,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-23-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Oncidiums and some other thin-leaved orchids tend...

Oncidiums and some other thin-leaved orchids tend to be prone to black spotting. Sometimes this is related to fungus. Improving plant nutrition with added calcium sometimes helps this, but you may...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-12-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It does look like vertical pieces of wood in the...

It does look like vertical pieces of wood in the pot.

As long as the wood is non-toxic and somewhat resistant to rot, I see nothing wrong with the potting method or materials. Obviously, good...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The Phrag photo could be magnesium deficiency. ...

The Phrag photo could be magnesium deficiency. The mottling could remain on the leaves for years after deficiency happened.
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 04-28-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,241
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
How are you growing the plant (what conditions...

How are you growing the plant (what conditions are you providing; temperature, water, growing medium, etc.)?

On the Coelgynes that I have (C. cristata and C. 'Unchained Melody') I sometimes see...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-27-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Why not grow it just like the other one that...

Why not grow it just like the other one that seems to be happy??:dunno:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-24-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,534
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
That is called a terminal flower spike. ...

That is called a terminal flower spike.

Terminal in this case just means that it is at the end of a growth (coming out an apical meristem; usually Phal flower spikes come out of lateral...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-24-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'm concerned that you sprayed them all with 3%...

I'm concerned that you sprayed them all with 3% hydrogen peroxide. That is a pretty harsh chemical for tender new-from-flask seedlings. I would avoid doing that in the future.

I just rinse my...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-23-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Use the Bayer 3-in-1 (or another insecticide...

Use the Bayer 3-in-1 (or another insecticide containing imidacloprid) once a week for one month. Spray all parts of the plant, including roots and potting medium.

Imidacloprid is a systemic...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-21-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Not the best roots, but I certainly don't see a...

Not the best roots, but I certainly don't see a problem that requires correction. Pot it up in orchid bark, keep on growing.
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