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Search: Posts Made By: Roberta
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By Roberta
I use bulb pans for shallow-rooted orchids,...

I use bulb pans for shallow-rooted orchids, especially the ones that like to spread out (like Dendrochilums). Another approach to keeping the center of the pot "fresh" while accommodating long root...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Roberta
Maybe and maybe not... A lot depends on how...

Maybe and maybe not... A lot depends on how severe and for how long the "drought" lasted. Even if the leave stay a bit wrinkled, the plant should do fine, and new leaves will be normal. The wrinkled...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Roberta
Along with not taking up a lot of room, another...

Along with not taking up a lot of room, another nice things about the mini-Vandas (Neofinetia falcata hybrids) is that they are also more cold-tolerant than most Vandas (that Neo influence!) They'll...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-22-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Roberta
I just toss the time-release fertilizer pellets...

I just toss the time-release fertilizer pellets onto the surface of the pot, have never seen any problems. Some people put it in the middle layer during a repot, that works too (but requires that one...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 02-22-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By Roberta
:rofl: Yours will grow big very soon in that...

:rofl:

Yours will grow big very soon in that Florida heat and humidity! And then you'll have even MORE variations on the theme.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 02-22-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Roberta
No Mac version of Orchidwiz... perhaps get a...

No Mac version of Orchidwiz... perhaps get a Windows emulator for the Mac. I don't have personal experience with that (I live in the Windows ecosystem) but perhaps someone else here has gotten it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
I usually clip those because I'm not planning on...

I usually clip those because I'm not planning on going through the difficult propagation process. But afid has asked for orchid seed for a flasking project, there may be interest there.
Forum: Identification Forum 02-21-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Roberta
The pH difference on the Vanda wasn't slight......

The pH difference on the Vanda wasn't slight... it was a change from a pure-water formula to a "bloom booster" that was extremely acidic (like 4.5) in pure water, for an extended time. Quite...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Roberta
What a show!

What a show!
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-20-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Roberta
Just makes us appreciate it even more when the...

Just makes us appreciate it even more when the new growths appear. (Besides, with the deciduous types, "insults" that damage leaves can be forgotten with the new season)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 603
Posted By Roberta
That first close-up photo does look like either...

That first close-up photo does look like either sunburn or cold damage. Aliceinwl is right on, it'll recover from the insults with better growing conditions (starting with the repot)
Forum: Identification Forum 02-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
If it is native to that area, certainly could...

If it is native to that area, certainly could be... I have a R. contorta that looks like that (but also have a R. contorta that is almost solid red... that's where I wonder about the IDs)
Forum: Members' Displays 02-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By Roberta
Maybe try taking a hunk of it and mounting. I...

Maybe try taking a hunk of it and mounting. I have one mounted, and one that was in a basket but climbed out a number of years ago, both bloom well (in summer here... they go outside when nights get...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-19-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Roberta
Happens all the time. And then, add to that the...

Happens all the time. And then, add to that the synonyms of species names. (Bulb. blumei = B. maxillare = B. masdevalliaceum... buy all 3 :D)
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-19-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,208
Posted By Roberta
For what it is worth, I was getting ready to...

For what it is worth, I was getting ready to euthanize this Cycnoches barthiorum... when it was going dormant, the main pseudobulb was clearly on its way out, there was a keiki for which I didn't...
Forum: Members' Displays 02-19-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By Roberta
That does look like Eulophia gramminea that was...

That does look like Eulophia gramminea that was IDed in another post. The "Chinese Hardy Orchid" is probably Bletilla striata... which should be along shortly (mine are coming up and starting to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
Paph Armeni White is interesting to watch... it's...

Paph Armeni White is interesting to watch... it's P. armeniacum (intense chrome yellow) with P. delenatii (pink). It opens pale yellow, then as the flower matures becomes very white. ...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-19-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,208
Posted By Roberta
I don't count these things out as long as there...

I don't count these things out as long as there is green.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-19-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,208
Posted By Roberta
Ye of little faith... It's going to be fine,...

Ye of little faith... It's going to be fine, just doing its Catasetum thing.
Forum: Members' Displays 02-19-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By Roberta
Wow, what a wonderful display. That B. nodosa is...

Wow, what a wonderful display. That B. nodosa is a line-bred cross of two excellent cultivars - probably bigger than the generic. When two cultivars of a species are bred, still the species (with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
I have noticed with hybrids of several groups,...

I have noticed with hybrids of several groups, that when pink ancestors gets mixed with yellow ones, the pigments tend to develop at different times (and in different proportions) depending on such...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-18-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Roberta
In the Pleurothallid group. (could be...

In the Pleurothallid group. (could be Pleurothallis or one of the other genera in the group)
Forum: Identification Forum 02-18-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
A Restrepia. No idea which one. (Within the...

A Restrepia. No idea which one. (Within the genus, so many look similar to each other I wonder how ANYBODY can get it down to species. I see different ones that are supposedly the same species, and...
Forum: Hybrids 02-18-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Roberta
The tendency to make keikis, and to branch, is ...

The tendency to make keikis, and to branch, is at least in part a function of the ancestry of the hybrid - and there is no way to know what that might be on a NOID. Mini-phals often have Phal....
Forum: Hybrids 02-18-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Roberta
Doritis is now lumped with Phalaenopsis, so...

Doritis is now lumped with Phalaenopsis, so they're all Phalanopsis. The misture that looks like dirt is actually probably a peat mixture. Like sphagnum, it works well in the hands of experts who...
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