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Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By Ray
Go Advanced > Manage Attachments, and upload.

Go Advanced > Manage Attachments, and upload.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,671
Posted By Ray
Most of the S/H pots in the world are nothing...

Most of the S/H pots in the world are nothing more than deli containers into which the two, 1/4" holes are drilled in the sidewall. You can easily find them online. Any plastic container will do.
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Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By Ray
Reconditioned IBC (intermediate bulk container),...

Reconditioned IBC (intermediate bulk container), 275-330 gallons. Around $200
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
Blc - Brassolaeliocattleya. The brassavola has...

Blc - Brassolaeliocattleya. The brassavola has been reclassified as a rhyncholaelia, hence the new name Rhyncholaeliocattleya - Rlc. Hawaiian Origin.
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
What, specifically does the tag say? There...

What, specifically does the tag say?

There is a registered cross of Rlc. Hawaiian Origin.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,671
Posted By Ray
Can you point me to the specific link, please? ...

Can you point me to the specific link, please? It's probably dead and needs updating.

I no longer sell anything related. When I was in PA, in addition to plants, I had over 300 products...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,185
Posted By Ray
The open spaces in between particles is...

The open spaces in between particles is sufficient, as long as the particles are large enough, say, over 8mm or so. Most LECA is an 8-16 cut.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum Yesterday, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Ray
Are you sure its mold and not mineral buildup? ...

Are you sure its mold and not mineral buildup? Mold tends to grow on decomposing organic matter, nit inorganic clay pots.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Ray
Pro tip: 2 holes, placed right next to each...

Pro tip: 2 holes, placed right next to each other, is the preferred configuration.

When a LECA ball blocks one (it will happen), it will also prevent the other one from being blocked.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 12-06-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Ray
That plant is only 9" tall, with the spike...

That plant is only 9" tall, with the spike extending maybe another 6", so the only staking is to stabilize the plant in the pot after loosening in shipping.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-06-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Ray
I started with a standard Modine greenhouse...

I started with a standard Modine greenhouse heater. It failed on a 7°F night and cost me a 20-year collection.

I replaced it with a Reznor UDAS separated combustion heater, and it was the most...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By Ray
Spring water might be higher in dissolved solids...

Spring water might be higher in dissolved solids than your tap water. What does the water report tell you? Most municipalities use chloramine, not chlorine, so sitting open won't do anything to...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 12-06-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Ray
Phragmipedium QF Aloha

A first-bloom seedling of the cross of Phragmipedium QF Naukana Kealoha x Phragmipedium dalessandroi, acquired from Dave Sorokowsky of Paph Paradise. Just opened, so probably needs a few more days....
Forum: Growing on Mounts 12-06-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,982
Posted By Ray
One of my customers sewed it into a series of...

One of my customers sewed it into a series of horizontal "pockets", then planted terrestrial plants in them to make living walls for air purification. Trickle water from the top and the whole fabric...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-06-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By Ray
Unless it is rampant and it clogs things up, a...

Unless it is rampant and it clogs things up, a clear indicator of overfeeding, algae is nothing but an aesthetic issue. Don't forget that it is only growing where it can get light+water+fertilizer,...
Forum: Hybrids 12-06-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Ray
VERY warm - they see a minimum of 20C year round...

VERY warm - they see a minimum of 20C year round in nature, with highs around 27C.

Deep shade and high humidity. According to the Baker info, it's above 80% RH all year.

Heavy watering but...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 12-05-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,982
Posted By Ray
Yes, it is "3D" fabric. I used to sell an...

Yes, it is "3D" fabric.

I used to sell an equivalent I called "AquaMat". Went through 5000 yards (6' wide) in under a year.

Just make sure you get a polyester version (most are).

Techno...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 12-05-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
Automated misting is the way to go.

Automated misting is the way to go.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 12-05-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By Ray
Certainly.

Certainly.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-05-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Ray
Each individual's environment is different,...

Each individual's environment is different, meaning the plants that can be easily grown in any particular method varies.

Many years ago, I imported about 500 "Chinese" cymbidiums per month from...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Ray
In a "standard" S/H pot (1-quart deli container),...

In a "standard" S/H pot (1-quart deli container), the two holes in the sidewall are typically about 1.5" from the bottom, making the reservoir about 20%-25% the depth of the LECA column, so that can...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 12-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Ray
Lime Sherbet x Little Stars is registered as...

Lime Sherbet x Little Stars is registered as Walnut Valley Little Stars
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Ray
I suspect it would be unclear for someone who...

I suspect it would be unclear for someone who didn't read my website thoroughly.

Please look at step 4 of "Repotting into S/H from Traditional Media"...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-04-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By Ray
I am quite in agreement. It is very well...

I am quite in agreement.

It is very well established that poinsettias must have 1/2 gram of nitrogen to take them from a rooted cutting to their fill Christmas glory. Growers know - and I do mean...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Ray
When root cells grow, they "tailor" themselves to...

When root cells grow, they "tailor" themselves to function optimally in the environment into which they have grown. Once they have grown, they cannot change. If the environment changes - during...
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