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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
It really doesn't have to be that well...

It really doesn't have to be that well ventilated, just well drained. I have managed to acquire some Asian Cymbidium pots, that are very narrow relative to their width and the Cyms love them. But a...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By Roberta
I still don't think it's an issue... It could...

I still don't think it's an issue... It could have gotten a little dry or had some other "insult" in its past. If new growth continues to show distortion it could also be genetic. It's all about the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
Oh yeah! In the spring I'd suggest potting into...

Oh yeah! In the spring I'd suggest potting into a deeper pot - Cyms have long, fat roots. Unless the mix is broken down (mud) it's pretty hard to over-water a Cym. They also like fertilizer......
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By Roberta
I don't see any problem... the importing process...

I don't see any problem... the importing process is pretty rough on plants, especially little pleurothallids. They get dry, they get squished in tight boxes... they recover.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Posted By Roberta
First, I have definitely had the experience of...

First, I have definitely had the experience of buds blasting in the sheath. :(( I am sure that many others have as well - you have plenty of company.

The one bud looks good. At this point, I'd...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-24-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Roberta
Two words get people into a lot of trouble......

Two words get people into a lot of trouble... "always" and "never" ... absolutes just don't work most of the time... orchid culture is a balancing act unless one is fortunate enough to live in a...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-24-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Roberta
I took a look at the Baker sheet in Orchidwiz...

I took a look at the Baker sheet in Orchidwiz (https://www.orchidwiz.com/) There's LOTS of info that you may find useful.
If you don't have OW (which includes more than 4700 of these) , then they...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-24-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By Roberta
Myrmecophila and Den speciosum really do look a...

Myrmecophila and Den speciosum really do look a lot alike when not in bloom. One giveaway... the Myrmecophila blooms only from the apex, once only. Den speciosum can bloom from the apex, but also...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 09-23-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Roberta
You did remember correctly, Peter T. does have GH...

You did remember correctly, Peter T. does have GH space at SVO, in addition to what he has at home (which he long since outgrew) He breeds beautiful mini-Catts (many Sophronitis coccinea hybrids...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-23-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
That is so beautiful!

That is so beautiful!
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-23-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
Quick answer - yes! So check the AOS judging...

Quick answer - yes! So check the AOS judging schedule in your area (probably best on a future blooming... the green color is probably stronger when the flower first opens) A lot of the AOS judging...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-23-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,317
Posted By Roberta
Just don't assume that a brown sheath won't...

Just don't assume that a brown sheath won't bloom... it can pleasantly surprise you.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-23-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,317
Posted By Roberta
Not necessarily... I don't recall the behavior of...

Not necessarily... I don't recall the behavior of L. tenebrosa, but some orchids bloom from dry sheaths. (I think that is supposedly a difference between C. loddigesii and C. harrisoniana, which are...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-23-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
Cultivar names, unless they are attached to an...

Cultivar names, unless they are attached to an awarded plant (serve to identify that specific plant) are not registered. One can name an individual plant whatever one wants... no record of it unless...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
I think there is a limit of 3 words for a grex...

I think there is a limit of 3 words for a grex name.
Forum: Members' Displays 09-23-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 21,486
Posted By Roberta
Can hardly wait! Do you know which one it is?...

Can hardly wait! Do you know which one it is? (My Miltonia regnelii is kicking into gear, Miltoniopsis does poorly for me, but some Miltonia species put on a show)
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-23-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,317
Posted By Roberta
Nice! It will tease you for many months... I...

Nice! It will tease you for many months... I expect blooming maybe June or July... Maybe you'll be luckier, but for me they sit there and sit there and sit there. Bloom about the time I'm ready to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Roberta
Cyms are tough as nails. Also hungry... I have...

Cyms are tough as nails. Also hungry... I have found that along with my usual (very light) general fertilizing with a pump sprayer, I give them some time-release fertilizer in the spring (like...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By Roberta
I did used to be a chemist.. a long time ago,...

I did used to be a chemist.. a long time ago, when there were only 4 elements (earth, air, fire, water):biggrin:
But they haven't repealed any of the laws of chemistry. And orchid growing is an...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Roberta
I think we're taking Cymbidiums here... I...

I think we're taking Cymbidiums here...

I disagree about the "no sun past 11 AM". If that were the case, I would have a couple hundred dead Cymbidiums... They do need to acclimate to very bright...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 111
Posted By Roberta
Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant - a fairly...

Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant - a fairly strong oxidizer (that extra oxygen molecule) When you put it on a wound, the ragged edges foam as it attacks the thin damaged tissue. Now, think of a...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Roberta
Miltoniopsis do like to be on the damp side (but...

Miltoniopsis do like to be on the damp side (but of course also with air) . So depending on what works for you, sphagnum or small bark. Or, I think there are several members of the Board who have...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-23-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
What a beautiful flower! And congratulations on...

What a beautiful flower! And congratulations on getting the naming rights!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By Roberta
One source is Agdia (http://www.agdia.com/)...

One source is Agdia
(http://www.agdia.com/) They are in the US, so purchase and delivery should be pretty easy, they sell a range of quantities Another possibility is Rega , located in Taiwan. I...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 09-22-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Roberta
If you can find a big one for $50, grab it (Best...

If you can find a big one for $50, grab it (Best odds, find an elderly society member who is downsizing/liquidating)... Mine was a large seedling when I got it... for $35. It has excellent...
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