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Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-02-2019, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Stella1979
Potting on a SE Florida Covered Porch

Hi Orchid Lovers :D

My collection lives outside on a covered screen porch. They do not get rain but I do live in a pretty hot and humid environment. Here very deep in southeast Florida where...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-31-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 912
Posted By Stella1979
Black Rot

Hi folks. Two weeks ago, I purchased 3 unregistered Cattleya hybrids at an orchid expo. These plants were potted in 2.5" pots containing sphag only and were very, very dry after their trip from...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-23-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
Ahhh, thank you again. :bowing I did not see this...

Ahhh, thank you again. :bowing I did not see this message before beginning my last reply. ALL information is most welcome. :)

Found long stranded shredded tree fern at Kelley's Korner and it is...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-23-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
Thank you both very much. I appreciate both...

Thank you both very much. I appreciate both approaches. What I should do and what I want to do will not always be the same thing, of course, but whether that is the case here remains to be seen. I...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-22-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
Edited: Duplicate Oops! Didn't think this...

Edited: Duplicate

Oops! Didn't think this message posted and wrote it again below.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-19-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
I hear you on the clay pots and will admit to...

I hear you on the clay pots and will admit to being a bit neurotic about aeration in my tropical environment. I could save so much water if I switched to plastic and I think about it all the time......
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-19-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
Thank you. :) Currently viewing RePotMe's site.;)...

Thank you. :) Currently viewing RePotMe's site.;)

Is there a specific pot type you'd recommend for outside/rain protected in South Florida? My collection is in clay so I hope that will do.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-19-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
Wow.:) Thank you very much. I purchased...

Wow.:) Thank you very much. I purchased seedling mix yesterday as well and I will do just as you've suggested after the blooms are spent. In the meantime, I will water often. :)
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-19-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By Stella1979
Neo First Timer

Hi everyone.:) Yesterday I went to Redland Orchid Fest and it was fabulous! I arrived armed with a mom's day gift card to my favorite local nursery and though I shopped other vendors as well, I...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-17-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,615
Posted By Stella1979
From my experience, I think the wedged coconut...

From my experience, I think the wedged coconut husk potting is simply a very cost-effective way of doing it, without much thought for the future of those plants. Those Dens I had years ago were from...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-16-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,615
Posted By Stella1979
I've seen and purchased Dendrobiums potted in a...

I've seen and purchased Dendrobiums potted in a similar manner. :) Don't like being the dissenter but I think we're looking at an aged coconut with the outer shell and husk intact and the actual...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 05-16-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,283
Posted By Stella1979
It's been a long time and my connection has grown...

It's been a long time and my connection has grown to 22 plants.:D



Brassavola nodosa is at the top of this weekend's shopping list. :D

The Redland International Orchid Festival is in my city...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By Stella1979
Interesting observation and one I had not thought...

Interesting observation and one I had not thought of, so thank you for pointing that out.

I do not yet have years of experience under my belt so I really do hate to disagree but I thought I could...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 05-16-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,837
Posted By Stella1979
Redland International Orchid Festival

Redland International Orchid Festival (https://www.redlandorchidfest.org/)

Redland International Orchid Festival
Friday May 17 - Sunday May 19 9am to 5pm

Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-16-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By Stella1979
Hi everyone. :) Thank you all so much for the...

Hi everyone. :) Thank you all so much for the advice. Things are going well with the Clamshell Orchid so I thought I should update.

The remaining roots are hydrating so I've started a minimal...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-28-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By Stella1979
Thank you so much everyone!! Well, I was...

Thank you so much everyone!!

Well, I was desperate and reached out for help on Insta, where an excellent home grower in Mumbai has given me great advice before. She suggested the fungicide and...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By Stella1979
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Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-26-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By Stella1979
Rot at base of pbulbs on Prosthechea cochleata

Hi :) I am sort of new to orchid keeping and even have a little trouble navigating this forum, so please forgive any mistakes I make. Please also forgive the book I'm about to write. I'm a wordy...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-26-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,950
Posted By Stella1979
Well, again, I've yet to do the studying really...

Well, again, I've yet to do the studying really required to fully understand water chemistry... but due to keeping sensitive aquaria, I have run multiple tests on my tap for nitrates, using different...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,950
Posted By Stella1979
:( I have no lawn and only a few regular potted...

:( I have no lawn and only a few regular potted plants... but I do have a very efficient filtration system which produces nearly 1:2 filtered to waste. Also, (not to sound defensive;)), I follow...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,950
Posted By Stella1979
Thank you. :) I have looked into SH some. Would...

Thank you. :) I have looked into SH some. Would you say it has any benefits over self-watering using a closed reservoir and a wick?

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Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,950
Posted By Stella1979
Smile Potting and Watering Guidance

Hi guys! :waving

I am kinda new to orchids and this is only my 2nd post but I hope to be able to spend more time here this year. It is a new year and it's time for me to finally get community...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 07-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,283
Posted By Stella1979
Greetings from South Florida

Hi everyone!

I am not entirely new to forums but I am new to being a newb on the forum's subject, lol. My most time-consuming hobby is certainly my fish tanks, but I am beginning to dabble in...
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