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Forum: Identification Forum 08-29-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By aliceinwl
The second one looks close to Miltassa Shelob.

The second one looks close to Miltassa Shelob.
Forum: Identification Forum 08-29-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By aliceinwl
If thereís a chance they came from Trader Joeís,...

If thereís a chance they came from Trader Joeís, I snagged one identical to your first picture a few weeks ago with a label in the pot: Wilsonara Lisa Devoe ĎBurgundyí. I canít keep roots alive in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-26-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By aliceinwl
Pictures would help. If the little canes are...

Pictures would help. If the little canes are doing well under the same care regime, itís possible that there is some kind of infection plaguing the original canes but thatís kind of a wild guess.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-21-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By aliceinwl
I second ESís advice. I had one in similar...

I second ESís advice. I had one in similar condition a couple of years ago. In my experience, these are really tough plants so I think the chances of recovery are excellent.

It looks like you have...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-19-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By aliceinwl
I fertilize as normal. Different Phals have...

I fertilize as normal. Different Phals have different thresholds to rebloom. The cool down is key. If they still donít bloom, despite cooling, increasing light levels has worked for me.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-18-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By aliceinwl
Iím only seeing mites (red critters) and their...

Iím only seeing mites (red critters) and their shed skins (white) in the pics.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-18-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By aliceinwl
I did something similar last year. Mine perked...

I did something similar last year. Mine perked back up quite a bit overtime. I lost the open flowers but the smaller buds ended up making it. I tend to leave spikes on struggling plants: I havenít...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-16-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By aliceinwl
That black area in the center is pretty normal....

That black area in the center is pretty normal. As the plantís age new growth tends to occur higher on the stem and old growth on the lower part of the stem often dies. The old parts of the stem...
Forum: Hybrids 08-08-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By aliceinwl
I think for keikis originating from a flower...

I think for keikis originating from a flower spike: follow SouthParkís recommendations for removal. As ES said, basal growths are a bit different than other keikis: they can be removed but it causes...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-08-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By aliceinwl
I still suspect stem rot especially from the last...

I still suspect stem rot especially from the last photo. You can try to products recommended by SouthPark. Keep it warm, donít cut any roots, and water appropriately. When the roots look silver:...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-06-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree with the above, but in the first image,...

I agree with the above, but in the first image, there looks to be a brownish discoloration at the base of the upper most yellowing leaf. If this isnít just shadow, I suspect you're also dealing with...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-04-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By aliceinwl
Sadness! At least the stemís still looking pretty...

Sadness! At least the stemís still looking pretty good. Fingers crossed for keikis.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-03-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By aliceinwl
Your mileage may vary, but Iíve bought some poor...

Your mileage may vary, but Iíve bought some poor condition Dendrobium nobile types from box stores and this is what has worked for me.

Unpot it and get rid of the old substrate and dead (mushy...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-01-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By aliceinwl
Itís sooty mildew from honeydew secretions. Make...

Itís sooty mildew from honeydew secretions. Make sure you donít have mealy bugs exacerbating the problem. Otherwise, just wipe it away with a damp cloth/paper towel.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-01-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By aliceinwl
I have one that I grow in bark in bright shade...

I have one that I grow in bark in bright shade outside that I water weekly. I bring it into the garage at night when temperatures start dipping into the low 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise outside...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-01-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By aliceinwl
Mine donít seem to mind the low indoor humidity....

Mine donít seem to mind the low indoor humidity. I soak them overnight and rehang them in the windows in the morning. I may try a vase eventually but I have the opposite problem: room to hang, but...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-25-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve lucked out that way with a number of...

Iíve lucked out that way with a number of Phalaenopsis. The same thing happens at Albertsons and Vons on occasion.
Forum: Identification Forum 07-25-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By aliceinwl
I picked up a fragrant peloric Zygopetalum from...

I picked up a fragrant peloric Zygopetalum from Trader Joeís last week. As a bonus, when I got it home I realized there was an label stake in the pot listing the variety :-D
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-25-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By aliceinwl
If you go with complex hybrid Phalaenopsis, they...

If you go with complex hybrid Phalaenopsis, they can definitely cope. My office has a similar temperature regime and mine do fantastic.

I have a Vanda ĎSanta Barbara Fizzí thatís supposed to be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-20-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By aliceinwl
That looks like a Phalaenopsis. Itís roots seem...

That looks like a Phalaenopsis. Itís roots seem to be mostly if not entirely dead. Perusing the sticky thread ďThe Phal Abuse Stops HereĒ would be helpful. The first few pages have a lot of tips for...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-19-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve had one for over a year now. Itís put out...

Iíve had one for over a year now. Itís put out one growth in the time Iíve had it. I grow on the cool side, but if yours are like mine, maybe hope to see something in a few months. These do not seem...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-19-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By aliceinwl
If you can see the roots through the pot, I think...

If you can see the roots through the pot, I think youíre safe waiting if they look mostly healthy. Wait to water again until they start to turn silver and watch for any worsening browning or...
Forum: Hybrids 07-15-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By aliceinwl
Think ďtopĒ not ďdeathĒ when dealing with a...

Think ďtopĒ not ďdeathĒ when dealing with a terminal spike. Mine have never missed a beat, when they would have naturally started growing a new leaf from the growth with the terminal spike, they just...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-15-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By aliceinwl
If they have bad roots, thereís going to be an...

If they have bad roots, thereís going to be an adjustment period. Make sure you have them in good light (bright indirect) and warm (70+ ideally). Water whenever the bark looks dry: this might be 3...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-14-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By aliceinwl
I canít speak to the African violet, but with...

I canít speak to the African violet, but with mine I give them a good watering before I leave, tell everyone not to touch them, and theyíre fine when I get back. I love orchids as office plants, they...
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