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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By Leafmite
Logees has a good video on the care of Jasmine...

Logees has a good video on the care of Jasmine sambac as well as information on growing it.

Jasmine ‘Maid of Orleans’ (Jasminum sambac)...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By Leafmite
I agree. Most everyone has done this. With good...

I agree. Most everyone has done this. With good care, it will soon begin a new growth as they have more than one 'eye' (where new growth begins) just as a back-up.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By Leafmite
I agree. I have the Maid of Orleans and Belle of...

I agree. I have the Maid of Orleans and Belle of India (elongated flower form) and I agree that they do not need a bigger pot. I grow mine in fairly small pots and just keep them well watered. I...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By Leafmite
There are many terrestrial plants that are very...

There are many terrestrial plants that are very picky, too. Sometimes, it depends on how long the plants have been in cultivation or what their individual native range covered... just like orchids. ...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-29-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By Leafmite
Yes, it makes sense to buy only plants that like...

Yes, it makes sense to buy only plants that like my environment but, to be happy, I find that I need to have a Theobroma cacao, a Cinnamomum zeylanicum, those coffee trees, passionfruit vines, that...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-29-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 496
Posted By Leafmite
That sounds like a pretty cool house and all I...

That sounds like a pretty cool house and all I can think of is that it would be perfect for growing a couple of banana trees.

Sprouting a coconut sounds like a fun project. I've grown mango,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-29-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By Leafmite
Ohio, where I live, is a fun place to grow...

Ohio, where I live, is a fun place to grow tropical stuff. Winters are very dark and dreary and the home is cool. It can be brutally windy and bitterly cold...or forty degrees much of the winter....
Forum: Vendor Feedback 10-29-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Leafmite
And Mosaic virus is very easy to transfer, too. ...

And Mosaic virus is very easy to transfer, too.

Good luck!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-29-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By Leafmite
I just checked their website. They look like a...

I just checked their website. They look like a very nice, legit business. You should either call them and ask if you could send them a picture for identification or just email them a picture of...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 10-28-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Leafmite
I think you have the right idea. A clean...

I think you have the right idea. A clean collection is a great achievement. I just wish it was illegal to sell orchids with the main viruses so that we did not need to worry about it anymore. I...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 10-28-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Leafmite
Those are beautiful Cattleyas!

Those are beautiful Cattleyas!
Forum: Vendor Feedback 10-28-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Leafmite
I am sorry to hear what happened. Viruses are...

I am sorry to hear what happened. Viruses are just terrible. I wish vendors had to periodically test all their orchids (I would not mind paying extra for this) and keep their stock virus-free.

I...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-27-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By Leafmite
Lady bugs and lacewing larvae are good predators...

Lady bugs and lacewing larvae are good predators of whitefly. I release lady bugs and, usually set out the little paper bags of lacewing eggs, every spring to clean up my plants. The lady bugs...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-27-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By Leafmite
Good luck. I was lucky last fall that I caught...

Good luck. I was lucky last fall that I caught Whitefly early and the Neem oil took care of it.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-27-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By Leafmite
A few years ago, the USPS, especially locally,...

A few years ago, the USPS, especially locally, was fantastic. Now, the postal delivery people just do not care. Neighbors give us our mail; expected mail never arrives. Packages are not put in a...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-27-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By Leafmite
If the palm tree doesn't produce anything that...

If the palm tree doesn't produce anything that needs pollinated, you can use a systemic. If it does, I would use Malathion (a contact pesticide). Just follow the safety instructions and do not...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 10-27-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Leafmite
Shopping on their website is as far as I go. If...

Shopping on their website is as far as I go. If I went there, I would probably impulse buy. :)
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Leafmite
I have bought all kinds of plants off of Amazon. ...

I have bought all kinds of plants off of Amazon. Off the top of my head, I know I have ordered herbs, aquatic plants for my cherry shrimp, orchids, air plants and orchids/carnivorous plants in jars....
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-26-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,579
Posted By Leafmite
Two types of jasmine sambac are currently covered...

Two types of jasmine sambac are currently covered in buds and blooms...Maid of Orleans and Belle of India (elongated petal form) and every night, the fragrance is heavenly. My Brassavola nodosa is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-25-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Leafmite
Instead of rock, many people use egg crate. They...

Instead of rock, many people use egg crate. They cut it to the size of the tray and set the plants on top.


Amazon.com...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-22-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Leafmite
I live in dimly lit, cold Ohio, grow in the home,...

I live in dimly lit, cold Ohio, grow in the home, and I have found it better to either remove as much of the old medium I can or to pot the orchid in new medium than to wait. As long as the...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 10-22-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Leafmite
I really love the spotted flowers. :)

I really love the spotted flowers. :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-22-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Leafmite
I agree that humidity and warmth are the best way...

I agree that humidity and warmth are the best way to save them. As long as you can keep the pseudobulbs from losing water or rotting, they should eventually produce new growth on one of their...
Forum: Parts & Equipment 10-22-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 491
Posted By Leafmite
Those are really nice tags. I will be using...

Those are really nice tags.

I will be using the picture route with the SVO seedlings. The rest are easy to identify so I have them in a text document.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 10-22-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Leafmite
That is beautiful! Wow!

That is beautiful! Wow!
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