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Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 10-13-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
To me, that sounds like a lot of repotting and...

To me, that sounds like a lot of repotting and growing media changes in a very short time.

I suggest leaving it bare root until you have researched the most appropriate growing medium. Spray the...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sorry, you won't be able to ID your plant based...

Sorry, you won't be able to ID your plant based on a picture and it's fragrance. But, you can learn to grow and enjoy it.

You can buy orchids with ID labels later on if named plants become...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 10-12-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'll suggest that Restrepia species count as...

I'll suggest that Restrepia species count as tiny. So does Haraella retrocalla.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Ray, it's not being curmudgeonly. The...

Ray, it's not being curmudgeonly.

The product lists 2 (only 2) active ingredients (listed bacteria/yeast). Are they patent-protected special varieties? Labeling does not indicate this. But then...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-05-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sorry, not a business model I care for.

Sorry, not a business model I care for.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-04-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
So, it has 10% of bacteria 1, 10% of bacteria 2,...

So, it has 10% of bacteria 1, 10% of bacteria 2, 80% of inert. Check my math, but seems like that = 100%.

So, what bacteria do they list in the remaining 0% that they don't guarantee? I'm...
Forum: Hybrids 10-04-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Three possible ideas: 1. Spider mite damage ...

Three possible ideas:

1. Spider mite damage

2. Slight sun damage

3. Mesophyll collapse (sometimes from low-temp thermal damage; I don't think Indiana has been cold enough for that yet this...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-04-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Innocucor's active ingredients are 1. ...

Innocucor's active ingredients are

1. Bacillus subtilis a hay fungus, also present in the human gut, and available in stores and online as a probiotic for human consumption.

2....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-02-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Shadowmagic, I don't know how common this is in...

Shadowmagic, I don't know how common this is in the Netherlands, but in the USA, the water utilities that provide tap water test the water extensively, and in most cases provide that testing data...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-29-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I would clean it off. There are some...

I would clean it off. There are some caterpillars that mimic bird poop in their early juvenile stages.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-29-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I wouldn't divide the plant yet if you want to...

I wouldn't divide the plant yet if you want to try growing the seeds.

Growing orchid seeds successfully requires laboratory growing conditions and sterile conditions. Although you can replicate...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 09-26-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
If it is that large, and it is just glass (no...

If it is that large, and it is just glass (no frame around the glass), I think the recommended 1/4 inch is about right. I have a glass-topped table roughly that size, the glass has never broken.
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 09-25-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Can you give a hint as to what it is a lid/top...

Can you give a hint as to what it is a lid/top for? And how big you need it (dimensions)?
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 09-24-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The 150 ppm TDS is probably ok for many orchids. ...

The 150 ppm TDS is probably ok for many orchids. The 70-80 ppm hardness indicates moderate hardness, also Ok (you probably will have adequate calcium and magnesium, which many orchids need, and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-24-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I agree that your current potting should work for...

I agree that your current potting should work for your Brassavola. Do what you are doing now, "wait and see".

In a year, if you are still unhappy with how it is doing, try the net pot previously...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 09-24-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The answer that is probably the safest, general...

The answer that is probably the safest, general answer is "yes". Do a monthly flushing.

This is especially true if you use tap water with significant total dissolved solids. If your tap water is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sometimes the above statement is correct, but not...

Sometimes the above statement is correct, but not always. Search "calcium sulfate solubility temperature" on the web and one of the top results is a paper that includes solubility curves for various...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-15-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
My usual alternative to plastic pots is to use...

My usual alternative to plastic pots is to use unglazed terracotta pots. However, there so many different kinds of containers that people have tried using for orchids, it would be difficult to list...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Best advice is to find a botanical garden or...

Best advice is to find a botanical garden or conservatory near you that grows that species successfully, and find out how they grow them. The plants need to become quite large before they can bloom....
Forum: Propagation 09-12-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 94,333
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Nice flowers, and I like the look of the plant...

Nice flowers, and I like the look of the plant too!

Is it a hybrid? If so, what are the parents plants?
Forum: Georgia - NGOS 09-10-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Native Orchids, Northeast Georgia Orchid Society, September 15 Meeting

Native Orchids

Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
September 15, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm (Free)

Jim Drake will speak about native orchids at the September NGOS...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
:bowingSaraJean is exactly correct

:bowingSaraJean is exactly correct
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
More separation from the ground is helpful. ...

More separation from the ground is helpful. There are probably many non-chemical deterrents you can try. However, once they find their way into a pot, you will likely need some sort of chemical to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
With plants sitting on the ground, are you sure...

With plants sitting on the ground, are you sure the damage is not from snails or slugs? (Have you seen caterpillars, or pellets of their waste, called "frass"?)
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-04-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sorry, the photo is too out-of-focus to be able...

Sorry, the photo is too out-of-focus to be able to identify anything.
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