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Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-21-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Val
Your Audrey looks more like a Vivien to me :) (...

Your Audrey looks more like a Vivien to me :)
( https://www.google.com/search?q=phal+sogo+vivien&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=V37EUd_6MaTE7AbMkoFo&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1905&bih=1107 )
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-27-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,680
Posted By Val
+1 on Kelpmax. (And Ray has always been a...

+1 on Kelpmax.
(And Ray has always been a reliable source for me. Try firstrays.com . I'm not affiliated in any way, just a happy customer.)
Forum: Hybrids 01-25-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By Val
I hate you :) :) Mine is still sitting there...

I hate you :) :)
Mine is still sitting there and enjoying the view...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,680
Posted By Val
I would repot it ASAP. The new roots will adapt...

I would repot it ASAP. The new roots will adapt to the medium they will grow into - therefore I would rather have them grow into bark already.

I would also cut off the spike, in order to "force"...
Forum: Photography 01-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,071
Posted By Val
You may want to change the metering method. The...

You may want to change the metering method. The dark background is likely to fool the camera into over-exposing the whole picture (hence the washed-out colors).
Try center-weighted metering, even...
Forum: Species 10-07-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By Val
I grow both bellina and violacea on a windowsill....

I grow both bellina and violacea on a windowsill. They both like warmth (30-32C) during the day, but I can only give them 24-26C maximum. Apparently they have adapted to my conditions.
My violacea...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-26-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,712
Posted By Val
Thank you Steve and Silken. I brought it in and...

Thank you Steve and Silken. I brought it in and it doesn't seem to mind. All the buds are swelling continuously. I can't wait!

Silken: very interesting piece of info. I had no idea. My oncidium is...
Forum: Hybrids 09-25-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,618
Posted By Val
Nice basket! I potted one of the keikis in...

Nice basket!

I potted one of the keikis in medium grade bark +10% charcoal and no other additive, back in March and it's doing great. The roots being quite flexible (and 1" shorter then), I was...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,712
Posted By Val
Oncidium ornithorhynchum culture advice?

I "specialize" in Phalaenopsis, but I couldn't resist buying an Oncidium ornithorhynchum (some 3 months ago). It has spent all this time outside, it's doing great and now has some 10 spikes in...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-18-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Val
That's exactly how I lost a plant last year. The...

That's exactly how I lost a plant last year. The inner pot was actually a small plastic basket packed with sphagnum, but it wasn't visible because it was covered with bark chips. When I got to it, it...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Val
Flower Carpet - Brussels 2012

Where: the Grand Place of Brussels
When: every other year in August, for 3-5 days
Who: hundreds of volontiers
Details: 1,800 square meters (20,000 sq ft), in excess of 300 begonias per square...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-09-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,060
Posted By Val
I'm so glad you were right :) It has...

I'm so glad you were right :)



It has grown nicely, but it's been a year since the last picture.

At least this time I can take some credit for taking good care of it for a whole year.

But...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,060
Posted By Val
Update on Phal. Patricia Lillian

This is how it looks like in 2012 (May 24):
- the whole plant (mother plant with 5 keikis): DSC_7095 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,428
Posted By Val
Thank you, Ray!

Thank you, Ray!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,428
Posted By Val
Any precaution to take when using KelpMax / auxine?

This question is mainly for Ray: how dangerous/safe is KelpMax / auxine for humans? Do we need to take precautions when using the diluted solution? Is it dangerous if it touches the skin? What about...
Forum: Hybrids 08-02-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By Val
I don't think it's straight equestris, because...

I don't think it's straight equestris, because the lateral petals are cupped (celebensis/lindenii style) instead of reflexed. However, it doesn't look like the usual equestris X celebensis or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-20-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Val
+1 to Understanding Orchids. Very valuable...

+1 to Understanding Orchids.

Very valuable for me is also Orchid Species Culture by Margaret & Charles Baker.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Val
Thank you, Bud. If I understood correctly,...

Thank you, Bud.

If I understood correctly, the rot was superficial and didn't affect the meristem. Therefore I can expect the plant to grow new leaves eventually.
I can wait. Meanwhile I will...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Val
crown rot stopped?

About a week ago I spotted crown rot on my Phal Cornustris. The base of the youngest two leaves had become brownish and watery. Pulled gently and the leaves fell off. Powdered with cinnamon.

Now,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By Val
What about perlite? It's used quite frequently in...

What about perlite? It's used quite frequently in combination with sphagnum.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-24-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By Val
They look like tiny mushrooms to me. Do they...

They look like tiny mushrooms to me.
Do they move?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-24-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,060
Posted By Val
When a Phalaenopsis doesn't bloom, the most...

When a Phalaenopsis doesn't bloom, the most common cause is low light.
Try to give it more light!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-13-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Val
90, 91, 92, 93

My latest order from Schwerter arrived today:
90. Oncidium cheirophorum - a fragrant miniature. And I mean miniature: I've seen peas bigger than its pseudobulbs.
91. Dtps. Purple Gem 'Blue' - an...
Forum: Hybrids 06-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Val
I bought keiki paste on Ebay, from a guy in UK....

I bought keiki paste on Ebay, from a guy in UK. Just tried it a couple of months ago on two hybrids, but all I got was secondary spikes. (I guess that although the Phals. weren't blooming at the...
Forum: Hybrids 05-18-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,928
Posted By Val
I thought I saw the influence of equestris and...

I thought I saw the influence of equestris and parishii, so I ran an RHS search. Well, I was right about parishii, but no equestris here.
Doritaenopsis Liu's Berry = Dtps. Eduardo Quisumbing X P....
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