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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 241
Posted By Roberta
I don't think the vodka will help much with cold,...

I don't think the vodka will help much with cold, it might, by providing extra carbs, help with the lower light level. I recall getting a big bottle of the cheap stuff at Trader Joe's, the cashier...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 241
Posted By Roberta
I was using only about 2 drops Superthrive per...

I was using only about 2 drops Superthrive per gallon about once a month, but I guess it built up over time. At any rate, not something I need to use. One other "supplement" that I heard about from...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-22-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 241
Posted By Roberta
The odds of the broken top rooting are really...

The odds of the broken top rooting are really small. Can't hurt to try but don't be disappointed if it doesn't work. As others have noted, the plant is likely to compensate by doing a new growth....
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-22-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome!!! I think that you have the...

First, Welcome!!!
I think that you have the growing techniques working for you very well.
These are relatively small plants I think so just need some time to get to blooming... orchids teach...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Roberta
I use the test strips from Rega...

I use the test strips from Rega (https://www.regabio.com/cymmvorsv), the Taiwan outfit. They come in boxes of 50 so that's the minimum order. I get them as part of a society group order - we buy...
Forum: Species 11-21-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Roberta
An important reason why I will try a couple of...

An important reason why I will try a couple of times if I get a fatality on something that I think that I should have been able to grow. Sometimes one gets an individual plant with a death wish,...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-21-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
This is prime growing time and rooting time for a...

This is prime growing time and rooting time for a bunch of Laelias. So keep on fertilizing. I cut watering back as the weather cools, just because things don't dry out as fast. If a cold snap is...
Forum: Species 11-21-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Roberta
Of the various Phal species that I grow, I have...

Of the various Phal species that I grow, I have found Phal schilleriana to be the easiest and most robust. I use wood baskets, hang in the greenhouse, don't give any special treatment, and have...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-21-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
You didn't get the "frilly" so much (Orchidwiz...

You didn't get the "frilly" so much (Orchidwiz has photos of one particular plant that is frillier, so clearly highly variable) , but got really nice color - and form - from its Clo. Upper Echelon...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Roberta
Funny, I find just the opposite... Miltonia...

Funny, I find just the opposite... Miltonia spectabilis and moreliana, Miltonia regnillii grow well for me outside (through winter cold), just got Milt. candida which grows well for several other...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-19-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Roberta
Missed that... doesn't change the equation much,...

Missed that... doesn't change the equation much, I treat mine the same all year. In spring, new growth is a good possibility. Still, blooming will be on the old, leafless canes. Mine tends to...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-19-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Roberta
Den papilio can tolerate fairly low temperatures...

Den papilio can tolerate fairly low temperatures (I grow it outside) but it doesn't require them. Losing leaves is natural... it blooms mostly on old bare canes. It might want a bit less water in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-19-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Roberta
One caution there... and the technique does work....

One caution there... and the technique does work. (People do the same for Catts to get a better display)... once the spike starts, no more rotating...it will also chase the light leading to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-19-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Roberta
When plants want to grow pendant, I just let them...

When plants want to grow pendant, I just let them do it. Not only is the natural orientation of Phal plants sideways or upside down, the flowers are then pendant. Maybe try just letting them go...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-19-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
DC, Thanks. Yes, you definitely need this one. ...

DC, Thanks. Yes, you definitely need this one. It should grow fabulously for you.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-19-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 391
Posted By Roberta
I don't think I'd spray Neem on the flowers... a...

I don't think I'd spray Neem on the flowers... a sticky residue will be left behind, For flowers, probably stick to alcohol and soapy water.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-19-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 899
Posted By Roberta
Horticultural oil will do pretty much the same...

Horticultural oil will do pretty much the same thing as Neem... smother the pests. The Neem may have some more lasting repellant effects (or at least it smells like it...) The mix that you used is...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-19-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
When I lost that Rl. glauce, it was the coldest...

When I lost that Rl. glauce, it was the coldest night that I have ever had... (zero C/32 deg F) or maybe even a bit below - and for more hours than cold usually lasts. I had also just moved into my...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-18-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Roberta
All of my Brazilian Laelis (crispa, purpurata,...

All of my Brazilian Laelis (crispa, purpurata, lobata and tenebrosa) and hybrids thereof have been living outside for years (and have certainly experienced cold winter nights) Tenebrosa might be...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-18-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Roberta
:rofl: This stuff is interesting!

:rofl:

This stuff is interesting!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-18-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Roberta
I have found that Phals grow very well mounted!...

I have found that Phals grow very well mounted! Especially in your humidity, that would be a great approach.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-18-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Roberta
I have no problem with the post being where it...

I have no problem with the post being where it is. As a mod (SP, you're not, fortunately) I am in agreement with WW. And I object to the OP being pressured to request moving the thread. A request...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 11-17-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Roberta
And then there are some that die and drop looking...

And then there are some that die and drop looking like they are still in their prime. Phrags do that... a perfect phalling Phrag phlower...sometimes I float them in a dish with a bit of water, to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Roberta
That little guy is actually doing quite nicely,...

That little guy is actually doing quite nicely, with those lovely new roots. Now all it needs is love. The plant can't do much growing until it gets a root system that can sustain it, and those...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 11-17-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 63,773
Posted By Roberta
Well, the mother would have to be the St....

Well, the mother would have to be the St. Bernard... when I see how small a panda cub is in relation to ITS mother, the puppy would be pretty small but hopefully mom would at least notice it.
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