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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By Ray
Welcome! What part of the country?

Welcome!

What part of the country?
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Ray
What will be in it? That’s what determines...

What will be in it?

That’s what determines the appropriate conditions.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
You are quite welcome!

You are quite welcome!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By Ray
Consider the 50/50 LECA/rock wool cubes blend.

Consider the 50/50 LECA/rock wool cubes blend.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Ray
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-06-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
Ppm is a weight-per-weight measurement. If you...

Ppm is a weight-per-weight measurement. If you know the specific gravity of the Orchid Pro, some simple math would tell you what you want to knot, BUT... There is a very simple estimation...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-06-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Ray
Looks like a miltoniopsis to me.

Looks like a miltoniopsis to me.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-05-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
There should be no nitrogen to speak of in your...

There should be no nitrogen to speak of in your water, so that would be the TOTAL Dissolved Solids, not a nitrogen concentration.That's not too low at all, since that's just the base water with no...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
I honestly don't know what any of those articles...

I honestly don't know what any of those articles convey, other than "we did this, and it worked", which can be said for a lot of nutrient studies. None of them conclusively said "N & K need to be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-05-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
Agreed. There is nothing that would require an...

Agreed. There is nothing that would require an immediate repot.

The best time to do so is just when new roots are emerging from the base of the plant.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-04-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Ray
Fair warning: Large Air-Cone pots are heavy,...

Fair warning: Large Air-Cone pots are heavy, though...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-04-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Ray
Repotme is notorious for high shipping costs. ...

Repotme is notorious for high shipping costs.

Both Chula and Kelley's Korner only charge what it costs, so it will depend upon how far you are from them.

Many of the clear slotted pots on the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Ray
Isn't it awfully cold for a phal on a balcony in...

Isn't it awfully cold for a phal on a balcony in Canada this time of year?
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-04-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
As far as the resultant TDS is concerned, it...

As far as the resultant TDS is concerned, it would be a simple ratio - 50/50 would be 0+267/2=133 ppm.

If the pour-through test with the Dyna-Gro solution showed you a pH of 6.6, I wouldn't expect...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Ray
To me, it looks just too far gone for recovery. ...

To me, it looks just too far gone for recovery. Sorry.
Forum: Species 03-04-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ray
The image is from an article about air movement,...

The image is from an article about air movement, so ignore the part to the right...

The parishii is mounted on the left.

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Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Ray
Ms. Harris is incorrect: CITES does not ban...

Ms. Harris is incorrect:

CITES does not ban the collection of orchids in the wild. That is done via regional laws. CITES merely discourages wild collecting since it is meant to ban international...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-04-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
Can we discuss that? Tissue analyses suggest...

Can we discuss that?

Tissue analyses suggest that the N:K ratio be more on the order of 10:1, and anecdotally, my plants have been getting that since December of 2011 without any signs of...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-03-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
The pH you measured was literally controlled by...

The pH you measured was literally controlled by the plant and the microbes, and as estación seca said, it's fine. The TDS value is basically meaningless.

Personally, I prefer K-Lite fertilizer,...
Forum: Species 03-03-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ray
I have only grown two "deciduous" phals -...

I have only grown two "deciduous" phals - honghensis (x2) and parishii.

The parishii is watered daily and has never lost all of its leaves.

The two honghensis plants were side-by-side in my...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-03-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Ray
Nicely grown!

Nicely grown!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-03-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
Measuring the pH of the reservoir contents can...

Measuring the pH of the reservoir contents can give confusing results. Because the LECA is chemically inert, it does nothing to buffer the conditions in the pot, meaning the plant and associated...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Ray
Dear WaterWitchin, Cinnamon doesn’t care...

Dear WaterWitchin,

Cinnamon doesn’t care what you call it! :rofl:

There are, however, chemicals within the bark that really are fungicides and bactericides.

Cinnamaldehyde has been shown to...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 03-02-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
As orchid roots grow, they configure themselves...

As orchid roots grow, they configure themselves on a cellular level to function optimally in that environment. Once they have grown, they cannot change.

When you moved the plant to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Ray
Actually, cinnamon has both fungicidal and...

Actually, cinnamon has both fungicidal and bactericidal properties.
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