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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 04-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Hiester
I've sold off all my orchids and am moving on to...

I've sold off all my orchids and am moving on to something else. Good growing to you all!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Hiester
I see this one is on the Rutgers U. list... ...

I see this one is on the Rutgers U. list...

I was gonna suggest Catharanthus rosea, the Annual Vinca, as I have grown it in shade, it looks very much like Impatiens from a distance, enjoys similar...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-30-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Hiester
Yes, it seems the older growth is more severely...

Yes, it seems the older growth is more severely affected. I was thinking maybe some of the older roots were beginning to die off and that was causing the wrinkling. I don't think it's any sort of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-30-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Hiester
Thanks, Leafmite. These two Cattleyas are both in...

Thanks, Leafmite. These two Cattleyas are both in net pots with coarse bark and some coarse perlite. The roots look fine, with nice silvery white velamen and green tips, and they do turn a solid...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Hiester
Cattleya Leaf Color

This is my C. Tokyo Life after about two weeks under T5 fluorescent lighting at 6500K at a distance of about eighteen inches. The plants do get variable, natural indirect lighting all day long, and...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-28-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Hiester
I would agree with Ray. The Lithops sp. will...

I would agree with Ray. The Lithops sp. will tolerate as much light as you can give them, but you must guard against overheating their containers as the plants rely on the coolness below the soil...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Hiester
Very nice! My mother kept this plant in her...

Very nice! My mother kept this plant in her living room. It grew until it split open the side of the plastic container it was planted in. The first time it bloomed it took us forever to figure out...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-22-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Hiester
Someday I'll tell the story about the Ortho™...

Someday I'll tell the story about the Ortho™ salesman who was supposedly drinking Malathion to demonstrate the low human toxicity level. I don't know how he could stand the smell. (I've been in this...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-22-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Hiester
Your 70% isopropyl alcohol is simply more diluted...

Your 70% isopropyl alcohol is simply more diluted with pure water. Adjust your formula to include a higher percentage of it.

70% isopropyl alcohol (undiluted) is a better disinfectant, as the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Hiester
I agree with tucker85; it might just be the...

I agree with tucker85; it might just be the stress of being moved around from one environment to another that caused the blooms to not fully open. I'll wager next time it's glorious under your...
Forum: Propagation 08-18-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Hiester
Yep, best I can tell, the middle one would be...

Yep, best I can tell, the middle one would be fine. You might end up with a lot of roots trying to grow out of the bottom of the disposable, since it's kinda short.
Forum: Propagation 08-18-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Hiester
Yes, a seedling mix would be fine for the first...

Yes, a seedling mix would be fine for the first potting of keikis. Dendrobiums do not like to be over potted (too large of a pot).
Forum: Propagation 08-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Hiester
Single leading growths are fine as long as they...

Single leading growths are fine as long as they have three or four roots about two to three inches long. It will likely take them a bit longer to mature to flowering, but they should survive as...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-18-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By Hiester
Whoa! That's a show stopper!

Whoa! That's a show stopper!
Forum: Propagation 08-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Hiester
Matorchid, I'm not clear about what you mean by...

Matorchid, I'm not clear about what you mean by the snips, but keikis on Dendrobium canes can usually be gently twisted off the cane, including any roots the keiki on it's own has produced. In lieu...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By Hiester
I knew the Jade Plant would survive in an...

I knew the Jade Plant would survive in an unheated, untended greenhouse in U.S.D.A. zone 7a during January and February, and this was a rather large specimen plant that was too large to move, potted...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 08-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Hiester
Stunning! That pleated lip reminds of a dreamy...

Stunning! That pleated lip reminds of a dreamy summer sunset.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Hiester
Prolly my fault, as I mentioned the 'frig filter,...

Prolly my fault, as I mentioned the 'frig filter, sorry. I was just wondering in my own mind if I should be using the filtered water from the 'frig (left overnight to warm up to room temperature) for...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-14-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Hiester
I received my three Streptocarpus plants from the...

I received my three Streptocarpus plants from the Violet Barn today. All are very healthy looking plants, though they are still small. Their cups are about a 2 fluid ounce size. I got anxious to have...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Hiester
Very crafty! :) I see no reason these couldn't be...

Very crafty! :) I see no reason these couldn't be used for mounting plants. Do they come in a "bark" color? :rofl:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Hiester
Interesting information in this topic. What I am...

Interesting information in this topic. What I am wondering is if anyone has ever been able to find the precise mechanism used by water filters that are installed in refrigerators for the ice maker...
Forum: Identification Forum 08-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Hiester
It's lovely, and sure could pass for a double...

It's lovely, and sure could pass for a double first cousin of the one you mentioned, but I couldn't say for certain. Looks very healthy!
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 08-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,506
Posted By Hiester
I am so impressed with your new ghouse set up!...

I am so impressed with your new ghouse set up! You and your spouse did a phenomenal job planning and executing this build! Tell me about the glazing... is it duo layer polycarbonate? I'm not that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Hiester
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Hiester
Here's a pic. I moved them a little higher to be...

Here's a pic. I moved them a little higher to be able to see them better. They're getting the same conditions as most of the orchids, though the light is not a strong as what the orchids get where...
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