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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Roberta
I usually clip those because I'm not planning on...

I usually clip those because I'm not planning on going through the difficult propagation process. But afid has asked for orchid seed for a flasking project, there may be interest there.
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Roberta
The pH difference on the Vanda wasn't slight......

The pH difference on the Vanda wasn't slight... it was a change from a pure-water formula to a "bloom booster" that was extremely acidic (like 4.5) in pure water, for an extended time. Quite...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Roberta
What a show!

What a show!
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-20-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Roberta
Just makes us appreciate it even more when the...

Just makes us appreciate it even more when the new growths appear. (Besides, with the deciduous types, "insults" that damage leaves can be forgotten with the new season)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 531
Posted By Roberta
That first close-up photo does look like either...

That first close-up photo does look like either sunburn or cold damage. Aliceinwl is right on, it'll recover from the insults with better growing conditions (starting with the repot)
Forum: Identification Forum 02-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Roberta
If it is native to that area, certainly could...

If it is native to that area, certainly could be... I have a R. contorta that looks like that (but also have a R. contorta that is almost solid red... that's where I wonder about the IDs)
Forum: Members' Displays 02-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,436
Posted By Roberta
Maybe try taking a hunk of it and mounting. I...

Maybe try taking a hunk of it and mounting. I have one mounted, and one that was in a basket but climbed out a number of years ago, both bloom well (in summer here... they go outside when nights get...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-19-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Roberta
Happens all the time. And then, add to that the...

Happens all the time. And then, add to that the synonyms of species names. (Bulb. blumei = B. maxillare = B. masdevalliaceum... buy all 3 :D)
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-19-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Roberta
For what it is worth, I was getting ready to...

For what it is worth, I was getting ready to euthanize this Cycnoches barthiorum... when it was going dormant, the main pseudobulb was clearly on its way out, there was a keiki for which I didn't...
Forum: Members' Displays 02-19-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,436
Posted By Roberta
That does look like Eulophia gramminea that was...

That does look like Eulophia gramminea that was IDed in another post. The "Chinese Hardy Orchid" is probably Bletilla striata... which should be along shortly (mine are coming up and starting to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
Paph Armeni White is interesting to watch... it's...

Paph Armeni White is interesting to watch... it's P. armeniacum (intense chrome yellow) with P. delenatii (pink). It opens pale yellow, then as the flower matures becomes very white. ...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Roberta
I don't count these things out as long as there...

I don't count these things out as long as there is green.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-19-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,188
Posted By Roberta
Ye of little faith... It's going to be fine,...

Ye of little faith... It's going to be fine, just doing its Catasetum thing.
Forum: Members' Displays 02-19-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,436
Posted By Roberta
Wow, what a wonderful display. That B. nodosa is...

Wow, what a wonderful display. That B. nodosa is a line-bred cross of two excellent cultivars - probably bigger than the generic. When two cultivars of a species are bred, still the species (with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
I have noticed with hybrids of several groups,...

I have noticed with hybrids of several groups, that when pink ancestors gets mixed with yellow ones, the pigments tend to develop at different times (and in different proportions) depending on such...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-18-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By Roberta
In the Pleurothallid group. (could be...

In the Pleurothallid group. (could be Pleurothallis or one of the other genera in the group)
Forum: Identification Forum 02-18-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Roberta
A Restrepia. No idea which one. (Within the...

A Restrepia. No idea which one. (Within the genus, so many look similar to each other I wonder how ANYBODY can get it down to species. I see different ones that are supposedly the same species, and...
Forum: Hybrids 02-18-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
The tendency to make keikis, and to branch, is ...

The tendency to make keikis, and to branch, is at least in part a function of the ancestry of the hybrid - and there is no way to know what that might be on a NOID. Mini-phals often have Phal....
Forum: Hybrids 02-18-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
Doritis is now lumped with Phalaenopsis, so...

Doritis is now lumped with Phalaenopsis, so they're all Phalanopsis. The misture that looks like dirt is actually probably a peat mixture. Like sphagnum, it works well in the hands of experts who...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-18-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Roberta
Repotting would be a good idea. But wait until...

Repotting would be a good idea. But wait until you see NEW roots just beginning to emerge. The old roots will keep the plant going until the new ones develop, but it is the new ones that will adjust...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-18-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Roberta
Yessss... Congratulations!

Yessss... Congratulations!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-18-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Roberta
Or, you could just leave the spike... and let the...

Or, you could just leave the spike... and let the plant decide if and where to create a new branch, do the cutting after it happens. If the spike dies back (gets brown and crispy) then you know to...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 02-17-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By Roberta
This is a really old thread. As far as I know,...

This is a really old thread. As far as I know, Orchids by Hausermann is very much alive, maybe moved from the old post. This is the current link to their site.
Orchids By Hausermann: Storefront...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-17-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By Roberta
When they actually get sun doesn't seem to be...

When they actually get sun doesn't seem to be particularly important (mine get little or no direct sun until late spring and during the summer) But look at the plant in the morning. They do seem to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By Roberta
Don't stress too much on the water quality for...

Don't stress too much on the water quality for the Phals... Unless your water is really bad they should be fine... some orchids ARE touchy about water quality (after about 20+ years of orchid...
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