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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 08:04 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 16,197
Posted By estación seca
Unfortunately most of Arizona is too hot in...

Unfortunately most of Arizona is too hot in summer for Aeoniums, and the cooler summer areas are too cold in winter. They are Mediterranean climate plants from the Canary Islands in family...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By estación seca
When I lived in a cold-winter climate I had to...

When I lived in a cold-winter climate I had to bring my cactus and succulents into the house. I grew them under lights. I sprayed every plant every 2 weeks with diluted dish soap. It prevented spider...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By estación seca
If this is for a sick Phal aim for 70 F / 20C...

If this is for a sick Phal aim for 70 F / 20C minimum, and warmer is better, up to 85 F / 30 C. Be careful it doesn't overheat.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By estación seca
Welcome! In your climate you can probably grow...

Welcome! In your climate you can probably grow Pleurothallis tarantula quite easily.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By estación seca
The old growths on Paphs can last for several...

The old growths on Paphs can last for several years after flowering, so don't worry. It will eventually grow.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By estación seca
Great! I think the cactus might be genus Nopalea....

Great! I think the cactus might be genus Nopalea. They're from tropical Mexico through Central America. They become trees. Once big enough they can flower all year,
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By estación seca
Entiendo lo que benito231 escribe. Is the black...

Entiendo lo que benito231 escribe. Is the black spot spreading?
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By estación seca
I only have tenuifolia, but my reading here...

I only have tenuifolia, but my reading here suggests they almost all need to stay quite moist to very wet. Try not letting them get so dry between waterings.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-06-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By estación seca
Thank you for the amazing photos!

Thank you for the amazing photos!
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-06-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By estación seca
The alcohol needs to be 70% or higher to be...

The alcohol needs to be 70% or higher to be effective. Plain water sprayed on with a spray bottle will get rid of spider mites. They are knocked off and can't climb back up. I just heard a talk in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By estación seca
The crown is the deep central area where...

The crown is the deep central area where developing leaves emerge.

Bottom heat seems to be adequate for Phals. Look up posts from greenpassion in Vermont. She grows really nice Phals in a cool...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By estación seca
A range of 64-70 is too cool for rescuing a sick...

A range of 64-70 is too cool for rescuing a sick Phal. Try to find a heat mat designed for plants rather than a space heater. It will use less electricity.

If the crown is rotten it will fall out...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-06-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By estación seca
A little early or late sun is fine, but you need...

A little early or late sun is fine, but you need to be careful of it. My Cattleyas get morning sun through a window. I put 35% shade cloth in summer outside the window. I have a fan blowing on them....
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-06-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By estación seca
What are your summer night temperatures? Does...

What are your summer night temperatures? Does your plant grow strongly in summer? How large is your anceps plant? Your summer day temperatures are probably not an issue if humidity is high.

In...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 03-06-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By estación seca
Looking at your Dens is... perchance to dream.

Looking at your Dens is... perchance to dream.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-06-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By estación seca
Thank you, those are wonderful!

Thank you, those are wonderful!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-06-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By estación seca
As rbarata mentioned, the commonest problem...

As rbarata mentioned, the commonest problem making the move is sunburn. It can happen in five minutes. It can happen to any plant people bring in for the winter, even cactus. Our eyes don't notice...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By estación seca
A lot of Phal stems look like that. I think your...

A lot of Phal stems look like that. I think your best course would be to give it good care and hope for the best. There's nothing you can do to repair damage from previous poor conditions in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By estación seca
Plumerias... search the Totally Off Topic forum...

Plumerias... search the Totally Off Topic forum for them. You can flower them. They love summers outdoors in the sun. Be careful moving them outdoors in spring so they don't sunburn before they...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-06-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By estación seca
Fred's plants are inexpensive on an absolute...

Fred's plants are inexpensive on an absolute basis and dirt cheap compared to many other US seedling vendors. This plant was $14 plus shipping. In your imagination remove the growth with flowers I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By estación seca
Trimming off healthy roots means the plant can't...

Trimming off healthy roots means the plant can't take up as much water as before. If it can't take up water it will drop leaves. I advise people not to trim roots.
Forum: Hybrids 03-06-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By estación seca
Somebody here was pining for Phal. micholizii....

Somebody here was pining for Phal. micholizii. Big Leaf has one left.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By estación seca
I forgot whether you have a light setup. The...

I forgot whether you have a light setup. The Renanthera and Mokara need far more light than can be provided naturally during a winter in New Jersey. Both can grow outdoors in full sun all day in...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-06-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By estación seca
Fred's seedlings are potted in kiwi bark, which...

Fred's seedlings are potted in kiwi bark, which lasts far longer than it takes for the seedling to walk out of the pot. I don't repot them until this happens.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-06-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By estación seca
No. They can go directly to brown or black if...

No. They can go directly to brown or black if frozen or sunburned. They can be mushy green with bacterial rots. Fertilizer burn turns tips brown; it rarely would cause a leaf to fall off unless the...
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