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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-12-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Fairorchids
For travelling with orchids, I bring a large...

For travelling with orchids, I bring a large suitcase. Then, on the last day, I ship all my dirty laundry home in a cardboard box (mail or UPS ground). That leaves me with a whole suitcase, that...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-10-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,778
Posted By Fairorchids
#1 VERY HIGH light. Can be grown in close to...

#1 VERY HIGH light. Can be grown in close to full sun.

#2 While it does want to dry out quickly, young plants need a little help.
If grown on mounts, a pad of spaghnum under the plant helps....
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-10-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By Fairorchids
Rhy. gigantea is notorious for disliking having...

Rhy. gigantea is notorious for disliking having it's roots disturbed. It is common for plants to do nothing for 6-9 months after repotting. In some cases they deteriorate during this period.

I...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-06-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Fairorchids
It looks somewhat like Paph. Lathamianum (=...

It looks somewhat like Paph. Lathamianum (= villosum x spicerianum), but not quite.

It might a cross with Lathamianum as a parent.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-06-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Fairorchids
Shipments of plants get through without import...

Shipments of plants get through without import permits all the time, BUT, it is illegal - whether listed as plants or household goods.

A friend of mine had 10+ shipments come through fine. And...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-05-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Fairorchids
I suspect that some nurseries push...

I suspect that some nurseries push (treat/mistreat) plants to drive them into early bloom.

Additionally, many plants offered for sale have gone through multiple shipments (HI to home state, then...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-05-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Fairorchids
At 6-8" in height, I would categorize them as...

At 6-8" in height, I would categorize them as large seedlings (unless they grow to 3'+ at maturity).

You can treat them pretty much as mature plants, though I tend to water them a bit more...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-05-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Fairorchids
You have not told us how small or large the...

You have not told us how small or large the seedlings are.

Very small seedlings (straight out of flasks) need VERY high humidity, LOW light and temperatures a bit higher than mature plants of the...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-02-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Fairorchids
A nice and strongly colored example of variety...

A nice and strongly colored example of variety Boxallii.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-29-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Fairorchids
Watering weekly in summer & every 2 weeks in...

Watering weekly in summer & every 2 weeks in winter is much too little, especially if potted coarse bark & perlite.

I use a mix consisting of:

3 parts medium size bark
1 part seedling size...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-28-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Fairorchids
Cattleya (Laelia) pumila

Was quite popular back in the 1970's, but I have not seen many in recent years. Seedlings became available from Exotic Orchids of Maui about a year ago, so I bought some in 2" pots back in January. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-28-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Fairorchids
Phals sold in stores have been driven HARD to...

Phals sold in stores have been driven HARD to produce that first flower spike, so they can be sold.

If you decide to grow the plants on, it often takes 12-18 months before they produce the next...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Fairorchids
Both are good. Another oldie would be Nancy Off...

Both are good. Another oldie would be Nancy Off (available from Waldor Orchids).
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Fairorchids
Is there any way to submit a written complaint to...

Is there any way to submit a written complaint to Ebay (I have 4 points I want to raise)?

When I checked, it looks like you have to complain about a specific transaction, or call them.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-25-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Fairorchids
This is a highly variable hybrid. One DCOS...

This is a highly variable hybrid.

One DCOS member brought one to the show table, which only set 2 flowers on each inflorescence.

I had one (lost in the freeze 2 years ago), which set up to 7...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-25-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Fairorchids
For Cattleyas, you need high light conditions,...

For Cattleyas, you need high light conditions, and 80% shade cloth is definitely too much shade.

We don't know where you are in South Africa, but J'burg is 26 deg S and Capetown 33 deg S. This is...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-22-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Fairorchids
The spotted Cattleya has been registered as Rlc....

The spotted Cattleya has been registered as Rlc. Naomi's Delight.

I originally purchased 2 plants, and the second one is coming into bloom now. This flower is not fully open yet; it will...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 12-21-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Fairorchids
First, go to RHS and check their database. You...

First, go to RHS and check their database. You need to check both ways (A x B and B x A). Here is the link: The International Orchid Register / RHS Gardening...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-19-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Fairorchids
Ebay seller marblekg (in FL)

Word of caution:

While their bare root Cattleyas are priced well, most are very desiccated upon receipt. I have plants received in August, which I am still struggling to get going.

They...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-19-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Fairorchids
Look up Knudson formula C. That shows the...

Look up Knudson formula C.

That shows the basics, but it is frequently improved upon by adding some ripe banana or coconut water.

Access Denied...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-19-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Fairorchids
The agar provides nothing, other than jelling...

The agar provides nothing, other than jelling factor for the liquid. All the nutrients have to be added separately, and in very precise measurements (which may vary, depending upon genus of orchid).
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-19-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Fairorchids
Some Cattleyas require sun light to release their...

Some Cattleyas require sun light to release their fragrance.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-16-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Fairorchids
Anne, Even when the sun is not out, the day...

Anne,

Even when the sun is not out, the day time temperature will rise in the greenhouse on most days. Only when it is really cold outside, AND overcast, will the temp remain near the min set on...
Forum: Identification Forum 12-15-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Fairorchids
Did some more digging. First, Supersuk x...

Did some more digging.

First, Supersuk x Raisin Pie has been registered as Paph. Hsinying Alien.

Secondly, the label as written is not clear. Two possible interpretations:

Paph....
Forum: Identification Forum 12-14-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Fairorchids
In the socalled 'Maudiae group', there has been...

In the socalled 'Maudiae group', there has been so much inter & cross breeding, that there is very little reliable expectation, that can be assigned to any given cross. With the Supersuk parent,...
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