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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By SouthPark
You're most welcome Fran. In North East...

You're most welcome Fran. In North East Queensland right now, our spring is quite warm already. I equally envy your cool temperature right now hahaha. :D
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By SouthPark
I love the shades of purple (or violet) in this...

I love the shades of purple (or violet) in this flower, with some nice orange in the throat section, and the pale band running through the middle of the lip.

Wonderful.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By SouthPark
Most welcome. Also - understandably, the name...

Most welcome. Also - understandably, the name does look like the word 'Isabella', but the orchid genus is Isabelia.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By SouthPark
I'm sure this might have been done by others...

I'm sure this might have been done by others before - and I've had some success with it ----- works well for situations where we can get convenient access to say 1 or 2 flowers.

My idea was to use...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By SouthPark
Only reporting in to mention that I've sprayed...

Only reporting in to mention that I've sprayed every one of my incoming (mail) orchids with Mancozeb. I haven't encountered a single issue with spraying leaves and roots with it. Nobody recommended...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By SouthPark
Hi Alice. All potted in scoria rock now, in small...

Hi Alice. All potted in scoria rock now, in small pots. I chose to use 5 mm average diameter scoria. To stop small pieces of the rock coming out of the holes or plugging them up, I just follow my old...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By SouthPark
The information here suggests Cattleya 'Alliance'...

The information here suggests Cattleya 'Alliance' ....
CATTLEYA ALLIANCE (http://nv-os.org/index.php/the-potting-bench/culture-information/cattleya-alliance)
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By SouthPark
Maybe could have tried applying a *systematic*...

Maybe could have tried applying a *systematic* fungicide for orchids ... sprayed onto leaves and roots, then pot into new media ... my own media of choice would be 5 to 10 mm average diameter scoria...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By SouthPark
I think anything that works nicely for a very...

I think anything that works nicely for a very long time - or indefinitely - will be excellent. I just use the yates liquid orchid fertiliser 10:3:14. But I wouldn't hesitate at all to use either of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By SouthPark
Isabelia is its own alliance according to wiki. ...

Isabelia is its own alliance according to wiki.
But the information here says ....
CATTLEYA ALLIANCE (http://nv-os.org/index.php/the-potting-bench/culture-information/cattleya-alliance)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By SouthPark
Try this link here: BLOOM SPOTLIGHT: DICK...

Try this link here:

BLOOM SPOTLIGHT: DICK SMITH PARADISE/NOTES ON LIGHT & CATTLEYA CULTURE. - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQymY5M5kwU)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By SouthPark
Fran .... notice how the new shoot is sprouting...

Fran .... notice how the new shoot is sprouting at that angle? It is likley growing toward the light.

So --- if you want to intervene at any time ..... you could rotate the pot, so that the shoot...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-16-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By SouthPark
Whatever it is, it looks like photo number 6 in :...

Whatever it is, it looks like photo number 6 in :

tiny black bugs in bed ayurvedadoctor.info (http://ayurvedadoctor.info/tiny-black-bugs-in-bed/)

I have never seen one before, but a search...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By SouthPark
Absolutely! I will be happy to provide some...

Absolutely! I will be happy to provide some updates. I'll repot the plants today into scoria, and will also provide some photos later.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By SouthPark
You bring up a very good point claypot - which is...

You bring up a very good point claypot - which is about the epiphytic nature of many orchids. When we pot them in bark or scoria or something ------ the stem region near the roots gets into the media...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By SouthPark
I purchased that kind of vanilla orchid from an...

I purchased that kind of vanilla orchid from an ebay store, and they're currently growing in the same soft plastic tubs that they had came in, with loosely packed spaghnum.

Each morning, I just...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By SouthPark
Roberta gave terrific recommendations already....

Roberta gave terrific recommendations already. Check the roots. If no rotting, then check the bark pieces.

Maybe 10 minutes after the pot is watered, go ahead and take a samples from various...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-16-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By SouthPark
I took a look at some information about distilled...

I took a look at some information about distilled water and human consumption of it. The details suggest that it's ok to drink it in general - ie. maintain regular intake of regular food, and it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By SouthPark
Aristocrat is the name of the cross .... the...

Aristocrat is the name of the cross .... the hybrid/grex name. So unless we are growing clones of one cultivar.... it would otherwise be like growing brothers and sisters -- different appearances...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-15-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By SouthPark
For reds --- maybe C. Tainan City. Or Rlc....

For reds --- maybe C. Tainan City.

Or Rlc. Thaksina Red.

C. Jewel Red 'Shinzu' is nice too.

If you like Phragmipedium --- eg. Phrag. Andean Fire, or Phrag. Elizabeth Castle.

As for a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By SouthPark
You're most welcome. When you move it closer to...

You're most welcome. When you move it closer to the window, to allow a bit more light onto the plant, it will likely become healthier. Make sure to provide good air-circulation. Still air isn't great...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By SouthPark
Thanks for letting me know about the link at : ...

Thanks for letting me know about the link at :

Keikis - Album on Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/BDSRhbG)

I can now see the photos. The leaves look somewhat quite dark - perhaps it's ok. Or perhaps...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By SouthPark
Please test your image web link - just to make...

Please test your image web link - just to make sure it works.

As long as those juveniles have leaves and are alive and healthy - then everything should be fine. They will produce roots eventually...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By SouthPark
The photos appear to be relatively small, so...

The photos appear to be relatively small, so can't zoom in to see clearly. But they do appear to be flower spikes.

Maintain good air circulation, maintain your regular watering routine. Don't...
Forum: Species 11-14-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By SouthPark
Arron ----- beautiful! I saw this photo you...

Arron ----- beautiful! I saw this photo you posted last night on my mobile, but waited a bit till now (on PC) to respond - easier on keyboard haha.

I really like that photo, with the extremely...
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