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Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 12-08-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Fairorchids
Just remembered that I have a photo of a very...

Just remembered that I have a photo of a very happy Aerides odorata in my mix:
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 12-07-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Fairorchids
Aerides likes high humidity in the root zone. ...

Aerides likes high humidity in the root zone.

I grow mine in a greenhouse in NJ, in Vanda baskets filled with a spaghnum/bark mix (3:1). That allows me to get by with one watering a week in...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 12-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Fairorchids
I got one in an auction (for minimum opening bid)...

I got one in an auction (for minimum opening bid) back in August. It does fine in intermediate conditions.

Now I understand why nobody else bid on it.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Fairorchids
I know people who use Q-Tips (to avoid causing...

I know people who use Q-Tips (to avoid causing pressure point marks on the flowers).

However, I generally do not try to enhance the flowers. I want to see what the plant does naturally, so I...
Forum: Identification Forum 12-06-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Fairorchids
The spots on the lip makes it very likely that B....

The spots on the lip makes it very likely that B. nodosa was a parent or grandparent.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-06-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Fairorchids
Agreed. Most people grow their nodosas too dry. ...

Agreed. Most people grow their nodosas too dry.

I bought a single lead B. nodosa with 4 pseudobulbs in February 2018. I moved it from plastic pot with bark to net pot with spaghnum. It now has...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-06-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Fairorchids
It is fully open in the photo. Photo is...

It is fully open in the photo.

Photo is taken with my cell phone, so not perfectly straight on. Actually, petals are fairly symmetrical, but the lower left sepal is slightly crooked in this...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-05-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Fairorchids
1st bloom seedling

Got this plant from Alan Koch (Gold Coast Orchids) about a year ago. Interesting flower, with saturated pink color, good substance. I have 2 more, one BS and what about a year away.

Couldn't...
Forum: Scientific Matters 11-28-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Fairorchids
I did a couple of searches in Orchids+. ...

I did a couple of searches in Orchids+.

Barkeria dorotheae has only been bred with other Barkerias.

Barkeria lindleyana has 23 registered hybrids, including some where the other parent is a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-28-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,921
Posted By Fairorchids
I have photos to share. Since my rented...

I have photos to share. Since my rented greenhouse is a 45 min drive from my house, I use a variety of potting media to suit my watering schedule (once a week in winter, twice a week in summer).
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-19-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By Fairorchids
1,500-3,500 sounds like footcandles, not lumens.

1,500-3,500 sounds like footcandles, not lumens.
Forum: Propagation 11-16-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By Fairorchids
I used Troy Meyers once, but I was not happy...

I used Troy Meyers once, but I was not happy (seedlings were too small, when he chose to ship them).

Also, $120 for 75 seedlings is at least twice what it would be from some of the other...
Forum: Propagation 11-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By Fairorchids
Christina, There are several flasking...

Christina,

There are several flasking services in the US, some commercial and some part-time by experienced hobby growers.

However, what you are asking for (photos & updates), is not...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 11-11-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Fairorchids
This is where Paphs differ from other orchids. ...

This is where Paphs differ from other orchids.

If a Cattleya does not bloom from a new growth within 12 months, it never will.

Paphs can skip blooming for several years if conditions are not to...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-01-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Fairorchids
While my mix is quite different, I am currently...

While my mix is quite different, I am currently unable to find the main ingredient = chunky peat (we used to get this from Lambert in Canada). That grade comes in nuggets or chunks, ranging in size...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 10-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By Fairorchids
You can repot Paphs any time, even in bud or in...

You can repot Paphs any time, even in bud or in bloom (just don't break the stems).
Forum: Propagation 10-23-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Fairorchids
Seed Grown Plants

Took a couple of photos yesterday, which illustrate what a lottery it is to buy seed grown plants.

(Rlc. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red' x Rlc. Jersey Summer 'SVO)
In peloric (splash petal)...
Forum: Propagation 10-23-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Fairorchids
I have a short guide on how to deflask, and more...

I have a short guide on how to deflask, and more importantly, the care young seedlings need, on my web site. Go to:

Fair Orchids (http://www.fairorchids.com/cultural-notes.php)

Then select:
...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-23-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By Fairorchids
Got here a bit late after 9 days on thev road...

Got here a bit late after 9 days on thev road (speaking to 5 OSs).

I grow mine in net pot (3.1/2") with all spagnum.
In greenhouse with night time heating to 50F only.
Watering once a week in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-16-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Fairorchids
While certain genera do well in full sun: ...

While certain genera do well in full sun:


They can only go directly out in mid/late April, and ideally they should go out during an overcast period.
If you move them out later in the season,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-09-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Fairorchids
Wood for orchid baskets

I need to produce orchid baskets for several plants, which require odd basket sizes or shapes.

Obviously teak is an acceptable material, since that is what they use in Thailand. However, it is a...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 10-03-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By Fairorchids
Finally tally is 357 plants + one large 'orchid...

Finally tally is 357 plants + one large 'orchid grower basket'. List of plants in the auction can be downloaded from Deep Cut OS web site.
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 09-29-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By Fairorchids
Deep Cut OS (NJ) annual auction - Oct 5th - 325+ plants

Deep Cut Orchid Society has the largest orchid auction in NJ. This year, 325+ plants, with 200+ coming from the premier nurseries in the US and 100+ being donations from members (incl. yours truly)....
Forum: Identification Forum 09-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Fairorchids
I understand that reed steem Epis readily...

I understand that reed steem Epis readily hybridize, in particular along roads, which open up new 'territory' for these plants. Thus, this could easily be a first generation hybrid, or even a hybrid...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Fairorchids
It is possible. I have marked the plant 'Not For...

It is possible. I have marked the plant 'Not For Sale', as I want to see it bloom at least one more time.
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