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Search: Posts Made By: Roberta
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By Roberta
Just let it be. Eventually it'll drop when it's...

Just let it be. Eventually it'll drop when it's ready, in the meantime the green part continues to photosynthesize and nourish the plant. Your house is on the cool side for a Phal - it won't be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
This one is a particularly complex intergeneric -...

This one is a particularly complex intergeneric - like 4 different genera are involved, only about 25% various Zygopetalums, also 1/4 each of Aganisia, Pabstia, and Zygosepalum. So behavior of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By Roberta
It's in the Zygo group, complex intergeneric....

It's in the Zygo group, complex intergeneric. (Photos in Orchidwiz are really nice!) I agree with fishmom, probably just getting ready to shed some leaves, which Zygos do. Also, I have found that...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-17-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Roberta
That looks great! If that barn has been around...

That looks great! If that barn has been around for 85 years, I think that you can say that the wood is durable! And clearly, the plant likes it.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-17-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Roberta
The new pot looks fine. I'd break the small pot,...

The new pot looks fine. I'd break the small pot, anything stays attached to a piece of the pot leave attached (will fit in the new pot better if you remove at least some of the old pot), plus it...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-17-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Roberta
I have gotten a few things on bottlebrush wood...

I have gotten a few things on bottlebrush wood from him, not many... it's all matter of timing. Those trees are really common in landscaping in southern California, so getting it is a matter of...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-16-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Roberta
I don't treat the wood at all... just stack it in...

I don't treat the wood at all... just stack it in my garage or on the patio until I'm ready to use it. Bottlebrush does not have any noticeable resin. (That is likely the problem with pine.) Even...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-16-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Roberta
A rough surface (bark firmly attached) gives the...

A rough surface (bark firmly attached) gives the roots something to grab on to. I have had very good luck with the "core" of tree fern (without the fuzz or fiber) but it breaks down in a few years. ...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-16-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Roberta
Clay is good to help roots dry out fast (which...

Clay is good to help roots dry out fast (which they really need to do). Also keeps them cooler. Leptotes bicolor handles a wide range of temperature, I think, but it is very cold-tolerant (I grow it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 01-16-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Roberta
Check out this "sticky" on the Vanda forum Vandas...

Check out this "sticky" on the Vanda forum Vandas in Glass Vases (http://www.orchidboard.com/community/vanda-alliance-others/5826-vandas-glass-vases.html) for some good ideas about growing these...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-16-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Roberta
Great flower power! The floof comes in the sheer...

Great flower power! The floof comes in the sheer volume of blooms. Well done!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-15-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
I think the roots look good - all of those...

I think the roots look good - all of those branches give lots of surface area to hold water and hydrate the plant. Water at least daily (you can't overwater a bare-root plant like yours)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-15-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Roberta
You are correct, those aerial roots need to stay...

You are correct, those aerial roots need to stay where they are. However, you can keep them watered with a spray bottle... spray until they turn green. When they turn white again, you can spray them...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Roberta
:( Totally hard to say, especially since the...

:( Totally hard to say, especially since the others are fine. I have found that sometimes they just do... If you lose the whole bloom (don't give up yet, sometimes at least a flower or two makes...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-13-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Roberta
Huge flower for the plant size! That's a bonus...

Huge flower for the plant size! That's a bonus too, along with that extra-dark lip.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-13-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Roberta
I have never seen a spike actually heal itself,...

I have never seen a spike actually heal itself, but often if the more "woody" part breaks but the water-conducting parts just bent, the spike may very well continue to develop normally. If so, good...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Roberta
Bil - First, welcome back! We're missed you! ...

Bil -
First, welcome back! We're missed you!
Which Vandas? Most should be able to tolerate those lows, but I can see where if they were wet they may suffer. But probably will come back, may cost...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-13-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Roberta
First, great catch, it's beautiful! It is an...

First, great catch, it's beautiful! It is an intergeneric hybrid of the Oncidium tribe, enough of them look similar that I don't think an exact ID is possible. Fortunately the care for all of the...
Forum: Members' Displays 01-13-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 33,478
Posted By Roberta
Hmmm... I don't have Bc Yellow Bird, but my B....

Hmmm... I don't have Bc Yellow Bird, but my B. cordata (subulifolia) bloomed beautifully, with multiple spikes (not sure how many) GH is moderately warm at least by day, but goes down to 58-60 deg F...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 01-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Roberta
Difficult to see in the picture, but I suspect...

Difficult to see in the picture, but I suspect that the newer inflorescence still needs some time to fully develop the flowers - they do tend to get larger and flatter with time. Color can continue...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-12-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Roberta
Beautiful plant! If you can't keep it...

Beautiful plant! If you can't keep it well-hydrated as a mounted plant (and unless you have a greenhouse with daily watering you probably don't) I would suggest putting the whole thing (mount and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 672
Posted By Roberta
I think that you are correct... you do the best...

I think that you are correct... you do the best that you can do - we all make compromises. In a few months, you will get rain, which will help the situation a lot.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
Congratulations! That looks like one happy plant...

Congratulations! That looks like one happy plant - and a well-grown Oncidium can definitely do that. When it blooms, you will probably get multiple spikes, and a spectacular show! I see more...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-11-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Roberta
Alas, I don't think you will find much help on...

Alas, I don't think you will find much help on THAT issue... we're all hopelessly addicted. :rofl:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-11-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 672
Posted By Roberta
You won't get to pH 5 lr 4.5 with vinegar - it's...

You won't get to pH 5 lr 4.5 with vinegar - it's a weak acid. I think the gradual approach is better. And citric acid might work better than vinegar, it is also a chelating agent. (if you can get...
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