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Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
Because the evaporative cooling effect is far...

Because the evaporative cooling effect is far more pronounced in S/H than in bark. Hot-growing plants usually don't take well to cold, wet roots.
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Ray
I think that would work, but LECA in a net pot...

I think that would work, but LECA in a net pot might dry out pretty quickly, so once-a-week watering might not be enough for some plants. You might have to experiment a bit with net versus plastic...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Ray
Roots serve two purposes - water & nutrient...

Roots serve two purposes - water & nutrient uptake and mechanical stability. The generation of a lot of aerial roots can be an indication that the plant just doesn't feel stable enough yet.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
80's-90's day with lots of sun, never below 70 at...

80's-90's day with lots of sun, never below 70 at night.
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Ray
The "rains every day" comment makes me think...

The "rains every day" comment makes me think you're growing your plants outdoors, making me think you're best to go with inorganic media. I'd bet lava rock is readily available and in different size...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 191
Posted By Ray
Azamax.

Azamax.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
While any plant can be grown that way, I think...

While any plant can be grown that way, I think that brassavolas only do well in S/H culture if the conditions are very hot most of the time.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By Ray
BVStars - do you grow in baskets now?

BVStars - do you grow in baskets now?
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Ray
I concur. Leave it alone. Think about topping...

I concur. Leave it alone. Think about topping it when it's 3' tall or more.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Ray
Without more historical information, this is only...

Without more historical information, this is only a guess, but what I see is a plant that has not gotten proper feeding (maybe very shy on Mg, judging by the patchy, pale leaves) and has been sitting...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Ray
As you are looking at miniatures with small pots,...

As you are looking at miniatures with small pots, you're probably better off keeping them in the pots, the "hiding" them with the surrounding moss. I'll still look like their growing naturally, and...
Forum: Growing Under Lights Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Ray
Before I moved, I had a 6' x 3' "orchid...

Before I moved, I had a 6' x 3' "orchid incubator" set up in my basement. It contained two Philips Greenpower 4' LED strips, two 110V muffin fans for air circulation and a Mist King system for...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-18-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
Dea was correct - what you have there is the pair...

Dea was correct - what you have there is the pair of pollinia from a flower, with the little stipe connecting it to the sticky viscidium - the part that should stick to an insect backing out from a...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Ray
My first two thoughts were sun and mites, as...

My first two thoughts were sun and mites, as well. Can't tell from those distant photos.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 10-17-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ray
Many moons ago, I used to import about 500...

Many moons ago, I used to import about 500 "Chinese" cymbidiums a month, and they did spectacularly in semi-hydroponic culture...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Ray
Tea is not much of a fertilizer, if at all. ...

Tea is not much of a fertilizer, if at all.

I have read conflicting articles about its effectiveness as a root-growth stimulant.

What I have read and trust is that tannins are part of plants'...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 10-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Ray
Very nice! My terrariums always end up being...

Very nice!

My terrariums always end up being much more utilitarian - environmental chambers more than "a piece of nature enclosed".
Forum: Propagation 10-16-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Ray
First, welcome to the board! Second, that...

First, welcome to the board!

Second, that looks like a nice, healthy plant, so good for you on your culture.

Lastly, I've been growing orchids for over 45 years, and I cannot recall ever seeing...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-15-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Ray
That plant is severely desiccated, which could be...

That plant is severely desiccated, which could be either from underwatering (that's my guess, as I see absolutely no sign of fungus) or overwatering that has led to sub-surface root death (which you...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 10-15-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Ray
Damn! Now I have to be nice to three people! ...

Damn! Now I have to be nice to three people!

On a personal, positive note though - none of them can "insult" me by accusing me of "going Bill Nye" any more.
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 10-14-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Ray
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-14-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Ray
Your feeding regimen will have no impact on the...

Your feeding regimen will have no impact on the spike development or blooming now, unless you overdo it and the excess salts start to dehydrate the plant.

Feeding is a very low priority to...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Ray
Just a guess on my part.

Just a guess on my part.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Ray
Have you considered air-layering it? Make a...

Have you considered air-layering it?

Make a cut about 1/3 the stalk thickness, and sprinkle some powdered rooting hormone in the wound.

Wrap about 2"-3" above and below the wound with moist...
Forum: Hybrids 10-14-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Ray
Monopodial plants don't have dormant "eyes" like...

Monopodial plants don't have dormant "eyes" like sympodials do, but if the current sub-surface root system is healthy enough, and you are able to remove the top high enough (keeping plenty of aerial...
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