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Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 04-24-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By mook1178
Thank you for the info. I saw some recently at...

Thank you for the info. I saw some recently at Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square. They were absolutely stunning!
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 03-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By mook1178
Cymbidium in Delaware

I have been looking into getting a cybidium. I know they need cools nights in late summer for blooming. Is Delaware a good place for growing outdoors Spring through fall? Will the plant get the cool...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By mook1178
I think it'll be fine. People do full water...

I think it'll be fine. People do full water culture where the roots are in water 24/7
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-09-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By mook1178
The orchid is in SWC, so I can see all the roots....

The orchid is in SWC, so I can see all the roots.

I've only ever had big box store Phals and never had them last more than 2 years. So I didn't know about them growing roots and leaves while...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-08-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By mook1178
That's a shame!! It hasn't grown any new roots so...

That's a shame!! It hasn't grown any new roots so hopefully those will really start to take of now. If much rather err on the side of caution as this guy is the first named hybrid Phal that I own....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-08-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By mook1178
Phal root growth question

This is the same Phal I always ask about. It has gone through repotting and root rot since I acquired it back in November. It has tried to bloom from an old spike cut at the nursery. I cut that spike...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-31-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,183
Posted By mook1178
We had a speaker at our orchid society that...

We had a speaker at our orchid society that claimed benign neglect of any orchid is best practice. I agree. Once I heard that and quit fussing with my orchids everyday and worrying about the roots...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-30-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By mook1178
I have a hybrid that is apparently known for...

I have a hybrid that is apparently known for basal keikis. Check out this thread that I created and got some great info when I first received the plant.

Ordered a Phal Yu Pin Natsume w/possible...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-16-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By mook1178
Thank you for the replies. I'm thinking that...

Thank you for the replies.

I'm thinking that it just must be it's time.

It was packed in sphagnum, but like I mentioned, my wife watered it right away. So there is no way to tell if it was over...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-15-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By mook1178
FDK Afer Dark 'Black Pearl' Waking up

I have a Black Pearl that I received in Mid November. I ordered from a nursery and it was listed as NBS. When I received the orchid, it had 2 leaves. I wasn't home and my wife watered it. I haven't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By mook1178
Thank you for that response. I wasn't sure if it...

Thank you for that response. I wasn't sure if it would affect the plant in a phenotypic way.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-09-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By mook1178
Treated with oryzalin

I am looking at an orchid nursery website and it says on some plants that they have been treated with Oryzalin for polyploid induction.

Can someone explain this to me?

I understand that...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-06-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By mook1178
Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking King mine...

Thanks for the reply.

I'm thinking King mine be dormant, but u was wondering when it wakes up if catasetums do well in water culture during their growth period.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 01-05-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By mook1178
Water culture

Does anybody do water couture for their catasetum? I was thinking since they're such heavy feeders that it would be good for them.

Would I put the p pseudobulb in a jar before the new growth in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-03-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By mook1178
Thank you all for the help. I think I'll cut...

Thank you all for the help.

I think I'll cut the secondary Spike. It is just beginning. I was excited to see the flowers soon, but I think it'll have a better display next year having time to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By mook1178
I wonder the same thing if the live section of...

I wonder the same thing if the live section of roots actually help. But since you are saying that when you have left the live section and gotten new roots growing from those sections, I think that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-02-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By mook1178
living section on rotted roots

I have roots that rotted in sections. I pulled all the rrotted material off of the roots and now have sections of velamin on the acutal roots. Should I cut the entire root off still or allow the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-31-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By mook1178
Those were my thoughts as well. Thank you

Those were my thoughts as well.

Thank you
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-31-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By mook1178
Water culture question

Can heating mats be used in water culture? I don't have full water culture. I soak my roots 2 days a week, but need to increase temperature around the roots to promote new root growth. The vase is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-29-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mook1178
Well I decided to try 'water culture'with it. I...

Well I decided to try 'water culture'with it. I think I've made the right move too.

When I pulled the plant from the media, the bottom half inch it so was still very wet after watering more than 2...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-28-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mook1178
My house is 65 to 70 F throughout winter. ...

My house is 65 to 70 F throughout winter.

Sounds about like your greenhouse Dolly, but my humidity is probably no near that. I have been thinking about buying a humidifier and lights for the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-27-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mook1178
I would say that the largest pieces are the size...

I would say that the largest pieces are the size of a dime, but thin.

I have read over the skewer thread and think I will stop on the way home from work to get some. It seems like a no brainer!
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-27-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mook1178
I think the bark may be a bit small. I am not...

I think the bark may be a bit small. I am not watering any near as much, really trying to let the bark dry out.

I think the heat mat and humidifier may be my best bet. We keep our house in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-27-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By mook1178
Should I be patient or repot again?

I bought a Phal Yu Pin Natsume that came completely packed in a 6" pot with sphagnum moss. Most of the plants that I have had die on me usually die from over watering. So I thought that I should...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 12-27-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By mook1178
Sorry about the late reply with a pic. It...

Sorry about the late reply with a pic.

It has begun to open very nicely. The dorsal petal still needs to straighten up. I am loving the color though!
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