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Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-20-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
First, very nicely grown! Second, if that is...

First, very nicely grown!

Second, if that is one of your four plants that you want to pot together, I wouldn't. Why mess with success? If one of the others has a disease or insect problem you...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-20-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Adding another Better Go/(Sun Bulb) plant photo,...

Adding another Better Go/(Sun Bulb) plant photo, C. Chocolate Drop x Potinara San Damiano. Nice subtle fragrance.

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Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-20-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'm not sure. I've had it maybe 5 or 6 years? It...

I'm not sure. I've had it maybe 5 or 6 years? It bloomed once before when the pseudobulb was roughly 6 or 7 inches tall, they are not supposed to do that. The plant is at work right now, here's a...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-19-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I currently have a Cattleya hybrid and a...

I currently have a Cattleya hybrid and a Dendrobium spectabile that are blooming right now, and started out as orchids in a bag from Sun Bulb Co. I have generally been quite happy with plants they...
Forum: Propagation 01-19-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
My first guess was the same as Ray's, but please...

My first guess was the same as Ray's, but please post pictures.

Do you know if this was a stem or "basal keiki"? Basal keikis are really more like branches of the plant.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-18-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Those dark spots could be a bacterial infection. ...

Those dark spots could be a bacterial infection. Emphasis on could. You already have a baseline photo, might want to compare what it looks like each day to your baseline photo.

Some bacterial...
Forum: Pet Depot 01-18-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yikes. Sorry Hobbes had such a rough life....

Yikes.

Sorry Hobbes had such a rough life. Glad it is better now; thank you for that. I hope Calvin's life is also better now.
Forum: Pet Depot 01-17-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Ray, Hobbes looks pretty 'chill' for a dachshund;...

Ray, Hobbes looks pretty 'chill' for a dachshund; is he pretty relaxed with most people? We used to have a long-haired sable dachshund named T-bone, he loved everyone (excapt this one college...
Forum: Pet Depot 01-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
We had a dog like that named "Tickle". We called...

We had a dog like that named "Tickle". We called her a laboratory retriever. A real Heinz 57. Our best guess, part blonde border Collie, part whitetail deer (or maybe goat), part Greyhound (the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Any of those fertilizer ratios should work Use...

Any of those fertilizer ratios should work Use at lower strength (1/4 package recommendation). Plant NPK needs are high N, low P, K about equal to N.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Foliar feeds are not very effective on many...

Foliar feeds are not very effective on many orchids, due to a waxy cuticle on the leaves. Though, foliar feeds will eventually drip down to the roots.

Any soluble fertilizer that provides N, P,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-12-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
For what it's worth, the advice to not use Epsom...

For what it's worth, the advice to not use Epsom salts with fertilizer applies more to concentrated solutions that place a sulfate (Epsom salts) with fertilizer that may include nitrate. The linked...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-11-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The one on the left, some sort of Miltassia...

The one on the left, some sort of Miltassia (Miltonia x Brassia) is a guess, but definitely an Oncidium alliance intergeneric cross of some kind.

The second one looks like it could be a Brassavola...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-11-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Re: Yates supplement, all of the elements are...

Re: Yates supplement, all of the elements are essential plant nutrients, but I'm not sure whether the concentrations are OK, too high, or in a form that is available (Though the fact that they are...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-10-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Epsom salts are much more cost-effective than...

Epsom salts are much more cost-effective than commercial Cal-Mag products. The $30 cost for a single bottle of Cal-Mag supplent will get you a lifetime supply of Epsom salts at your local Pharmacy,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-04-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sometimes when I display a (blooming) plant, I do...

Sometimes when I display a (blooming) plant, I do put it in a decorative pot. Usually, I use a decorative pot that leaves a half inch to an inch on all sides of the pot that the plant is cultivated...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-03-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Re: Enclosure, weighing cost vs. one plant,...

Re: Enclosure, weighing cost vs. one plant, probably not worth it. I'll just hope for the best.
Forum: Identification Forum 01-01-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I have a Cym. Tommy 'Sweet Lime' that is somewhat...

I have a Cym. Tommy 'Sweet Lime' that is somewhat similar, but sepals/petals are broader, shorter. Also, mine lacks any variegation or picotee.


Mine is developing 3 spikes that should bloom...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-31-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thanks Ray I'm looking hard at some of the...

Thanks Ray

I'm looking hard at some of the Cattleyas, but good to know there are multiple favorable opinions
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-31-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thanks signin1234 I wish I'd come across the...

Thanks signin1234

I wish I'd come across the website for Looking Glass Orchids a couple days ago, I was within 30 miles of the place, didn't know it was there!

I'm glad to hear that this is a...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-30-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Looking for opinions: vendor: Looking Glass Orchids

I found the above vendor while doing a search for a particular Cattleya hybrid.

The vendor seems to have a nice selection, does not list prices online. Anyone here ever do business with them?
...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-30-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Epsom salts provide magnesium and sulfur. ...

Epsom salts provide magnesium and sulfur.

Ray: A tablespoon per gallon is a helluva lot of Epsom salts. It will probably dissolve, but probably results in a total dissolved solids (TDS) that is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-27-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
In a dish-garden type pot, I use inert drainage...

In a dish-garden type pot, I use inert drainage material in the lowest 1/4 of the depth, the next 1/4 medium or coarse orchid bark, the top 1/2 an organic potting soil (like an African violet mix)...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 12-24-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Oncidiums in general are often referred to (as a...

Oncidiums in general are often referred to (as a group) as dancing ladies. This term seems to be used more for the thin-stemmed, small-flowered types that flutter in a breeze, and with flowers that...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 12-17-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yep, the tight "point" in the center of the...

Yep, the tight "point" in the center of the leaves is a spike forming. Congratulations!
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