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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Roberta
First, we're ALL still learning. That's what is...

First, we're ALL still learning. That's what is so wonderful about orchids, the more you learn the more you find out about things that you don't know and want to learn.

For the Monnierara...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Roberta
Plants in the Catasetum group go dormant (lose...

Plants in the Catasetum group go dormant (lose leaves) in winter. Some are already showing signs of impending dormancy - ratty looking leaves, some leaf drop. Water can be reduced (not time to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By Roberta
For Rl. digbyana it might prefer intermediate...

For Rl. digbyana it might prefer intermediate temperatures, but it will tolerate cold down to around 35 deg F (overhead protection from rain) B. cucullata I have learned from a friend who grows it...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Roberta
No religion here, a lot of observation and some...

No religion here, a lot of observation and some science. First, there's light and then there's light. There's intensity (which can burn plants very easily, watch carefully because it can happen fast)...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Roberta
It looks to me like a Zygonisia, a human-made...

It looks to me like a Zygonisia, a human-made genus with both Aganisia and Zygopetalum in its background. There are quite a few hybrids that look similar, so it's not going to be possible to get an...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Roberta
First, welcome to the Orchid Board! The...

First, welcome to the Orchid Board!

The flowers look like it might be Dendrobium kingianum (or hybrid of it). Photo not very clear. I suspect sunburn (the middle photo has a small brown patch...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 10-16-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Roberta
I'd leave the new growths with aerial roots...

I'd leave the new growths with aerial roots attached - those new roots are helping the whole plant. I think it likes to stay on the damp side through the growing season - mine lives in the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-16-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Roberta
"Cattleya" is a big group - now made bigger by...

"Cattleya" is a big group - now made bigger by genera that have different characteristics. (They're called "Cattleya" but what used to be Sophronitis still like to be on the shady side) My Catts...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 10-16-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Roberta
If you damaged roots, the plant will shed...

If you damaged roots, the plant will shed leaves... if it can no longer take up water and nutrients, then those pseudobulbs become "reserves" (back bulbs) for the next stage of propagation. They will...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-16-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Roberta
Back to naming fundamentals... the grex name...

Back to naming fundamentals... the grex name Pot.(Rlc.) Dick Smith is given to all plants that come from the same parent hybrids Hisako Alatsuka x Volcano Lightning. Those could come from the exact...
Forum: Propagation 10-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By Roberta
Even if the new growth develops roots, I would...

Even if the new growth develops roots, I would suggest leaving it attached to the mother plant. Since each growth can bloom, you could end up with a spectacular display! Much better to have one...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-16-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Roberta
The "after acclimation" part is the critical...

The "after acclimation" part is the critical piece... moving the plants into increasingly bright light gradually. Similar to people... a day out on a Florida or Hawaii beach on the first day of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-16-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
A difference with a "beer of the month" or "wine...

A difference with a "beer of the month" or "wine of the month" - these get consumed. Either you like them or you don't. But an orchid.. we hope that they aren't considered disposable... acquiring an...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 10-16-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Roberta
I think you are on the right track. It needs to...

I think you are on the right track. It needs to dry out between waterings, your terrarium will give it humidity. When leaves wrinkle due to being too dry, they don't plump up quickly, they may not...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-16-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Roberta
A Bulbophyllum, perhaps? It's difficult to tell...

A Bulbophyllum, perhaps? It's difficult to tell from the limited photo. Of course a definitive ID to the species level would only be possible when it blooms. If you can maintain a mounted plant,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-16-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
A question would be, how would the orchids get...

A question would be, how would the orchids get chosen? How to match them to your growing conditions?(That's the most important part of orchid acquisition... an easy orchid is one whose requirements...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-15-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Roberta
Southpark, you may have hit on something... For...

Southpark, you may have hit on something... For many of us, tap water is pretty alkaline. So perhaps the tannins in the tea helped the person who said it works. Without knowing the rest of the...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-15-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Roberta
Bulbophyllums do tend to like to stay damp....

Bulbophyllums do tend to like to stay damp. Haraella and Aerangis need to dry out between waterings. So what you may want to do is to remove the moss from the Aerangis and Haraella, but keep moss...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Roberta
At 70-90% humidity, hard to believe that roots...

At 70-90% humidity, hard to believe that roots are drying out too much. Mine dry out totally during the course of the day (usually within a couple of hours of getting watered) , get whatever...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-15-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Roberta
Not likely to be able to ID unless it turns out...

Not likely to be able to ID unless it turns out to be species, but looks like a nobile-type Dendrobium.
Now that the keiki is showing itself, consider laying the cutting horizontally on bark...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-14-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Roberta
Bark chips should be fine. I think a relatively...

Bark chips should be fine. I think a relatively fine bark. The additional photos you provided show that they were not all that happy in the dracaena pot. Really do need a better medium. ArronOB may...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-14-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Roberta
Wow, what luck! While the medium (which if it is...

Wow, what luck! While the medium (which if it is growing a dracaena) looks quite inappropriate for an orchid, it appears that whatever it is, seems quite happy there. It does look orchid-like......
Forum: Identification Forum 10-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Roberta
It does look like it might be from the Cattleya...

It does look like it might be from the Cattleya tribe, but there are other things that it could be, too. It looks like it is in a pot that held or is holding something else. Where did you find it? ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-14-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By Roberta
Availability is the issue... Do you have a...

Availability is the issue... Do you have a nursery that has New Zealand sphagnum (or for that matter, orchid bark)? (I have found New Zealand sphagnum to be cleaner, with longer fibers, than...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By Roberta
Show photos when it blooms again! "Before" and...

Show photos when it blooms again! "Before" and "after" photos are interesting!
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