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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Roberta
I think that this will be a happy plant. The...

I think that this will be a happy plant. The roots will go where they want. (I have found that when mounted, the roots don't get particularly intimate with the mount other than a few to hold on. The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By Roberta
Yes, that's what Vandas do. If they get enough...

Yes, that's what Vandas do. If they get enough moisture and humidity, they can grow roots that are longer than the plant is tall. If you have recently acquired this plant, you will need to look at...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Roberta
Orchids can skip a year of blooming for good...

Orchids can skip a year of blooming for good reasons, or for no apparent reason. If a plant is healthy, and is getting the light, temperature, and water that it wants, it'll bloom eventually. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-21-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Roberta
Another benefit of a local orchid club - you will...

Another benefit of a local orchid club - you will meet others who have the same growing conditions as you do, and orchid people love to share information, tips, and tricks. Often, there are plants...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-21-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Roberta
Water that runs through the pot is ideal - it...

Water that runs through the pot is ideal - it pulls air into the root zone while it's hydrating the roots. And it's really moist air, not "wet" that they want. That moving water also flushes out...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-21-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
Shade and air movement go a long way toward...

Shade and air movement go a long way toward protecting the plants. So maybe, at least another fan and more shade cloth. I use a big fogger (Aquafog 900), pricey but it works great - but my humidity...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-21-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Roberta
For me, it's all about the shopping. Prices are...

For me, it's all about the shopping. Prices are typically lower than what you'd get if you order online, if for no other reason than you aren't paying shipping. Also, there's competition. And you...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-20-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Roberta
I'd suggest moving these to the north window, at...

I'd suggest moving these to the north window, at least until fall - the fall/winter sun angle is lower so there will be less chance of sunburn in the afternoon. Phals really are low-light plants....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-20-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Roberta
I have also had considerable success with...

I have also had considerable success with sphagnum, loosely packed, in baskets, especially wood ones. The loose sphag dries out rather quickly (the "loose" part is important, just firm enough to keep...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-20-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Roberta
BALONEY! This is a seedling! Have you ever...

BALONEY! This is a seedling! Have you ever deflasked a seedling? It needs all the roots that are even marginally functional. The stability issue when repotting is also critical - if it wobbles, the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-20-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Roberta
Yes, treat normally. Do let it get almost (but...

Yes, treat normally. Do let it get almost (but not completely) dry before watering again, since what it really wants is moist air (which damp but not soggy bark will provide)

Phal roots that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-20-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Roberta
I would be inclined to leave all but the one...

I would be inclined to leave all but the one really bad one. First, a less-than-ideal root can still hydrate the plant. Second, when repotting it is vital that the plant not wobble, so that new...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 08-20-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Roberta
I did have that "sprinkler system" on a timer - I...

I did have that "sprinkler system" on a timer - I found one that could be set to run for a few minutes at a set time of day. For a few days, extra light is not important... I had my setup all...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 08-19-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Roberta
Do you have a bathroom with a bathtub that you...

Do you have a bathroom with a bathtub that you can repurpose for the winter? Before I bought my current house, with room for a greenhouse, I was living in a condo. I got a metal halide light that I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-19-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Roberta
There are lots of nice new roots. Looks great. ...

There are lots of nice new roots. Looks great. The old, dead roots can be trimmed while you have it out of the pot. It looks like one of the old ones sprouted new roots, so keep that one even if...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 08-19-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Roberta
Yes. There are quite a few Dens that flower on...

Yes. There are quite a few Dens that flower on old canes that can look very dead. Also, while it's conventional wisdom that deciduous Dens must be dried out in winter, not really so much. In their...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 08-19-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Roberta
It looks pretty normal to me. Eventually old...

It looks pretty normal to me. Eventually old canes do die - but don't cut until they are brown and shriveled, or mushy. They can drop leaves, look quite bad, and still bloom. In general, I don't...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-19-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Roberta
All the more reason to not be in a rush to cut. ...

All the more reason to not be in a rush to cut. You can accomplish a lot with a bit of teasing and gentle persuasion (though I have deconstructed a lot of pots) One of the nice things about clay...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-19-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Roberta
I'd leave them growing in the direction they're...

I'd leave them growing in the direction they're growing. Roots tend to favor the environment that they were previously in. That's why the ideal time to repot is when they are just emerging. The mass...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-19-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Roberta
If you need in your growing conditions, you...

If you need in your growing conditions, you can... It depends on how fast things dry and how much and how often you water. I don't use sphag mixed with bark, but I water frequently, especially when...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-19-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By Roberta
If the roots are wet, they will separate from the...

If the roots are wet, they will separate from the plastic more easily . But if you squeeze the pot from the corners, you will find that it "gives" - and even a bit of pressure on the sides can be...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-19-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
I am sure that it is - part of the same system.

I am sure that it is - part of the same system.
Forum: Identification Forum 08-19-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
It was fantastic - the river was at flood stage,...

It was fantastic - the river was at flood stage, about 10 meters, so our boat was in the canopy - at times of low water, the orchids would have been very far above, for this trip they were right in...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-19-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
It is beautiful! Until I went on a cruise on the...

It is beautiful! Until I went on a cruise on the Rio Negro in Brazil two months ago, I was completely unfamiliar with the genus. There I saw a lot of Gal. devoniana. That lip shape is really...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
For the genus, I wonder if it is Galeandra. Is...

For the genus, I wonder if it is Galeandra. Is there a chance that you could ask your friend to also show a picture of the whole plant ?

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