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Forum: Pests & Diseases Today, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 29
Posted By Roberta
Unless the spots are spreading and are soft, you...

Unless the spots are spreading and are soft, you don't need to do anything... thin-leaved orchids that live in a moist environment (like pleurothallids) tend to get blemishes on the leaves - may be...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 06:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 825
Posted By Roberta
For disconnecting... first make sure there is no...

For disconnecting... first make sure there is no pressure on the connection. Then, if you can't press the "ring" back far enough to get it loose... I have, on occasion, used a needle-nose pliers to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Roberta
You will never be able to get a 100% certain ID...

You will never be able to get a 100% certain ID of a hybrid without a tag. There are different hybrids that look similar. It will always be a NOID. So... it is beautiful, enjoy its beauty. The...
Forum: Propagation Today, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Roberta
Photos would be helpful. When was the last...

Photos would be helpful.

When was the last time that you repotted the mother plant?

Sometimes a plant will produce a keiki when it "thinks" it may be dying... it's one of the ways that...
Forum: Identification Forum Today, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Roberta
Here goes... One parent is given as Potinara...

Here goes... One parent is given as Potinara (Brassavola-Sophronitis-Laelia-Cattleya) Pat Thrall 'Magenta Fire' but when I looked it up it was listed as Slc. (no Brassavola) . With all the...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Roberta
Looked back at my records, it's always about this...

Looked back at my records, it's always about this time of year that they bloom. It can be anywhere from mid December to mid-February depending on the year. It is possible that if it is grown under...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
Sounds like you have it under control! What I...

Sounds like you have it under control! What I have found, when I left dead roots and old medium behind, the next time (2-3 years later) when I repotted the now-healthy plant, that I could clean that...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Roberta
Actually, flowers are red at the bottom, the...

Actually, flowers are red at the bottom, the "exploding" petals are bright yellow. Very cheery! The pseudobulbs between the leaves are rather red, I have been growing it fairly bright (on the advice...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-16-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By Roberta
Welcome! :welcomeflowers:

Welcome!
:welcomeflowers:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
That medium looks bad enough that I'd suggest go...

That medium looks bad enough that I'd suggest go ahead and repot. Don't worry about getting all of the old medium off - leave anything that is stuck to roots. Just get rid of what comes off easily. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Roberta
Also, if that one leaf is the only one yellowing,...

Also, if that one leaf is the only one yellowing, it could just be "force of nature" ... This hybrid is half Rl. digbyana, and those do shed leaves now and then - as long as the pseudobulb is firm,...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Roberta
I also don't remove roots - the new ones will be...

I also don't remove roots - the new ones will be better, but the older ones (especially from the previous year) are still alive and useful. After several years old roots just shrivel up. Dormancy is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! The new roots that are...

First, Welcome!

The new roots that are climbing out of the pot look excellent. In fact, I have found that orchids in the Cattleya group often grow better after they escape from the pot. (That...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-16-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Roberta
Insects have been on the planet longer than we...

Insects have been on the planet longer than we have, and will be here long after we're gone... There's no guarantee that they are gone for good, but at the very least you have greatly reduced their...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 01-16-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Roberta
First, welcome! Oncidium spikes won't...

First, welcome!

Oncidium spikes won't rebloom. I like to leave green spikes, since plants may "recycle" the tissue in them. But it doesn't hurt anything to cut them for the sake of appearance,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-16-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! You did well to get it out...

First, Welcome!

You did well to get it out of that old sphagnum! You may have difficulty keeping it moist enough in the bark. Mine has done well in sphagnum (I have had it for about 2 years), I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,189
Posted By Roberta
Like Subrosa, I have had no problem with watering...

Like Subrosa, I have had no problem with watering Cattleyas with city water either - sometimes the TDS is 180 ppm (on a really good day), sometimes 350 or more (bad day in summer) and I have orchid...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-15-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Roberta
Only about 1/3 of the flowers are open so it will...

Only about 1/3 of the flowers are open so it will get even better...I think of them as "candy corn" but I like DeaC's exploding bowling balls!

This one is draped over the top of a basket...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance 01-15-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By Roberta
I have had other links from Home Depot do this. ...

I have had other links from Home Depot do this. To make it look more informative in your post, if you edit the post after submitting it, you'll see where that text is (just before the"[/url]" ......
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Roberta
Still, since orchid growing is at least as much...

Still, since orchid growing is at least as much art as science, those who have had enough time to make mistakes (if they can learn from them) have an edge. Since orchids do everything so slowly...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Roberta
I your potting job looks fine. Leave it. As far...

I your potting job looks fine. Leave it. As far as information on YouTube... Don't believe everything you see. People who advocate using ice cubes to water Phals also exist on YouTube. As do...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Roberta
Here is the setup that I arrived at... it did...

Here is the setup that I arrived at... it did start with one orchid... that didn't last long. This was the spare bedroom of the condo that I lived in at the time. ...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-15-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Roberta
In general, you want to have at least 3...

In general, you want to have at least 3 pseudobulbs in a division, more is even better. (This is true of other types of orchid as well) This gives the plants the reserves to grow well - single-bulb...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-15-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By Roberta
For Phals, I had excellent success with keeping...

For Phals, I had excellent success with keeping the supplemental light on 12 hours a day. So the plants got whatever came in the window (maybe 4 hours of good light, then very indirect as the sun...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-15-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Roberta
I never use the stuff myself, but others have...

I never use the stuff myself, but others have suggested that it damages roots. Roots, especially newly-developing ones, have microscopic hairs, and I would think those would be quite vulnerable...
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