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Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-17-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Chicago
Does it always bloom around the new year for you?...

Does it always bloom around the new year for you? It strikes me as a plant that may bloom a couple times a year when it feels like it...and now I just read about a variegated version of this which of...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-16-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Chicago
What a huge, gorgeously full specimen!! I am so...

What a huge, gorgeously full specimen!! I am so jealous of the red flowers on yours. Now I need one like this too to keep my orange one company. Candy corn, exploding bowling balls, paper...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Chicago
Thank you! If there is a need for mag, do you...

Thank you! If there is a need for mag, do you just sprinkle some Epsom salts on the substrate? Or desolve a teaspoon in a gallon of water? Any recipes or recommended products?
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Chicago
Cal mag/Epsom salt

I have been reading some posts mentioning calcium and magnesium supplementation when growing Cattleya alliance. How do you do it? Folks mentioning Epsom salts...how do you actually implement them?...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Chicago
So BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations. I love the color...

So BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations. I love the color shading on this one
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-14-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Chicago
Thanks everyone. Do you think it would be a good...

Thanks everyone. Do you think it would be a good idea to take them out of the pots gently and inspect the roots to see what’s going on? Or could that cause more harm than good?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-13-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Chicago
Thank you so much for replying!! They are...

Thank you so much for replying!! They are surprisingly firm and not squishy right now. I did not repot them as they were both in bloom when they arrived and I wasn’t sure if that would have shortened...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-13-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Chicago
Mediocalcar decoratum ‘candy corn’

Got this tough little oddity as a clipping at the Hausermann Orchid Show last year. Tripled in size in a year and now surprised me with some blooms for the first time! So not fussy and easy to grow...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-13-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Chicago
Splendid!

Splendid!
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-13-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Chicago
Yellowing of catt alliance pseudobulbs

I’m brand new to Cattleya alliance care, but I’ve noticed a couple of my plants have had one pseudo bulb yellowing and now one of those is also developing brown spots. I would love your help and...
Forum: Hybrids 12-29-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Chicago
Update: mild spicy-sweet fragrance, strongest...

Update: mild spicy-sweet fragrance, strongest with morning sun. Became fragrant after it had been open a few days. Still just one flower open, though other buds seem waiting in the wings
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-29-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Chicago
Blc mini song ‘La Primera Morada’

Just bloomed for the first time and WOW!! Big fragrant purple blooms that smell somewhere between roses and honey depending on the time of day
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-29-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Chicago
Pure like snow! Any fragrance?

Pure like snow! Any fragrance?
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-25-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Chicago
That is a nice sentiment, Diane! I got mine from...

That is a nice sentiment, Diane! I got mine from Kaleialoha Orchids and I couldn’t recommend them more. Huge healthy beautiful plants. I ordered two Catt hybrids (Doris, and a Blc Primera Morada)...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-25-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Chicago
I think mine just makes 2 flowers per...

I think mine just makes 2 flowers per inflorescence, as well! It has a couple growths that are making flowers right now, so it will have two more flowers opening up this week. Seven sounds heavenly....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By Chicago
Sorry to bump an old dead topic, but I love this...

Sorry to bump an old dead topic, but I love this Cattleya and wondered...is it an annual bloomer? Or a twice-a-year bloomer (when mature)
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 12-21-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Chicago
Wow! Beautiful colors! Congrats!!

Wow! Beautiful colors! Congrats!!
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 12-21-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Chicago
Such a great paph! Big fragrant flowers and...

Such a great paph! Big fragrant flowers and sequentially blooming, without fussy requirements. What’s not to love?
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 12-21-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Chicago
Thank you! As an added bonus, this one smells...

Thank you! As an added bonus, this one smells like roses when you put your nose right up to the flower!! I was shocked!
Forum: Hybrids 12-21-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Chicago
Ahh, well that totally explains the amount of...

Ahh, well that totally explains the amount of variation everyone has in this Phal cross. Thank you! She better be fragrant and amazing or I’m gonna have to give her away. Not enough room on my table...
Forum: Hybrids 12-21-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Chicago
Very good thoughts from everyone. Thank you so...

Very good thoughts from everyone. Thank you so much! I will be out of town this week but when I get home, hopefully, I can give an update regarding smell. I always thought if the name had a “name in...
Forum: Identification Forum 12-21-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Chicago
Wow! Thanks so much for those websites—I will...

Wow! Thanks so much for those websites—I will have to peruse those pages of things I will probably now want. I like the idea of putting some Keiki paste on a node. I would be so sad if I lose this...
Forum: Hybrids 12-21-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Chicago
Phal sapphire’s galah

After the looooooongest wait ever, the buds are finally starting to open! But i have some questions:

1. My flower was not fragrant today (first day of bloom), is that unusual for Sapphire’s...
Forum: Identification Forum 12-21-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Chicago
Harlequin-type Phal...ID?

A super rare Home Depot find 6 years ago. Blooms most of the year, sometimes I think it only takes 3-4 months off...Any ideas as to what it could be?
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 12-21-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Chicago
Paph Deperle (pink)

Saw this on eBay and couldn’t resist! Blooming and putting out new growth...love the flower! Makes me want a Delanatii next. Anyone have any growing tips for Paph Deperle? I was planning just generic...
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