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Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-03-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By beanluc
Also I'm sure that other times of year besides...

Also I'm sure that other times of year besides the height of summer are cooler.

You don't want to freeze in the winter any more than you do in the summer, but that spare bedroom could be un-heated...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-03-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By beanluc
With regard to orchid hybrids, the reason you...

With regard to orchid hybrids, the reason you might see "4N tetraploid" on a vendor's website is that a hybrid which was produced without the polyploidy getting introduced is sort of a normal plant,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-03-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By beanluc
They're not keikis *yet*. Just roots so far. ...

They're not keikis *yet*. Just roots so far.

What do the roots which are inside the pot look like? If something has killed those ones, that could be why the cane is sprouting all these new ones up...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,080
Posted By beanluc
Don't be afraid to let the medium COMPLETELY dry...

Don't be afraid to let the medium COMPLETELY dry out before watering again.

The fact that this stuff grows back so fast means that it's still alive and actively growing, between waterings.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,489
Posted By beanluc
"Keiki" is when a new cane begins to grow above...

"Keiki" is when a new cane begins to grow above the surface of the potting medium (like, sprouting out of a parent cane halfway up in the air). This little new cane will get bigger and eventually...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By beanluc
Sounds to me like you know all the right things...

Sounds to me like you know all the right things to do. Good luck

I'll just say, expect to wait a while before seeing an obvious rebound. Could be six months to a year or maybe even more before you...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,186
Posted By beanluc
The thing about the "desktop humidifier" is that...

The thing about the "desktop humidifier" is that it won't humidify a space bigger than ... a desktop. And if that space isn't acutally enclosed to trap the vapor, even that is totally ineffective ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By beanluc
You certainly can just give 'em some fresh moss...

You certainly can just give 'em some fresh moss for however long it takes to get your other media.

Also, if they're not already dehydrated (shriveled, wrinkled) then they would be fine for quite a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-01-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,903
Posted By beanluc
And how... fills the room

And how... fills the room
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 06-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,076
Posted By beanluc
Me too

This one is re-blooming for the second year

http://www.orchidboard.com/community/gallery/data/1599/thumbs/P6075619.JPG...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,903
Posted By beanluc
Well, here are pictures. Is this the Bllra....

Well, here are pictures. Is this the Bllra. Tahoma Glacier Green? I know I have one of these, somewhere, just not sure that this plant is it.
...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-14-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,062
Posted By beanluc
When SAFER talks about Safer's being a better...

When SAFER talks about Safer's being a better insect control product, they're comparing their potassium salts of fatty acids to harsh and extremely poisonous insecticides like pyrethrins or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By beanluc
By the way welcome to Orchidboard :D

By the way welcome to Orchidboard :D
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-14-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By beanluc
Don't cut the aerials off. Before un-potting...

Don't cut the aerials off.

Before un-potting any of them, and certainly before pulling all that wet sphag off them, water the plants well so that the roots can get soft. If they're all dried out...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,124
Posted By beanluc
The damaged part of this leaf will not get green...

The damaged part of this leaf will not get green and healthy again, but the healthy part of the leaf will be just fine if the damage doesn't keep spreading.

On the whole, the plant looks healthy....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,124
Posted By beanluc
When you water, water VERY WELL. If all you do is...

When you water, water VERY WELL. If all you do is pour water through the pot, it runs off almost immediately and pretty much only damps the roots. The plant doesn't have much time to get a drink. So,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-14-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,613
Posted By beanluc
Sounds and looks like "crown rot". In this...

Sounds and looks like "crown rot".

In this case that term is a little it of a mis-nomer because the rot wasn't in the crown but in a leaf crotch.

Water can get into pockets at the crown (the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-12-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,371
Posted By beanluc
The seaweed typically has negligible N, whereas...

The seaweed typically has negligible N, whereas the fish emulsion is a high N fertilizer. so, in my opinion, really not comparable products.

I have heard that orchids really don't absorb from...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-11-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By beanluc
This is the Orchidboard... I think you'll find...

This is the Orchidboard... I think you'll find unanimity on this :D
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By beanluc
RE: "other plants" My other plants are much...

RE: "other plants"

My other plants are much bigger and require much less light than my orchids. So clustering the orchids in/around my other plants would yield either burned Monsteras and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By beanluc
To me, this is the main thing. You can ask the...

To me, this is the main thing. You can ask the question another way: Do I want it to bloom again ASAP, or am I willing to possibly wait at least a year for the plant to fill the pot before blooming...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By beanluc
Hello! I don't recommend dividing it -...

Hello!

I don't recommend dividing it - especially if you're going to put it all in one pot anyway!

It's true, the rhizome grows in one direction(away from old growth), however, forks and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-03-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By beanluc
Hello, welcome, the No ID in the first picture...

Hello, welcome, the No ID in the first picture looks like a Miltonia, I'm guessing a hybrid of Milt. vexillaria.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-03-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,067
Posted By beanluc
Not to hijack, this may be just a little offtopic...

Not to hijack, this may be just a little offtopic but very interesting I hope.

I had a miltassia backbulb push up a keiki last summer!

Unfortunately it was eaten by pests. But a big backbulb on...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-03-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By beanluc
Help for Declining Masd. princeps - new medium?

Hi, my Masdevallia princeps has seemed healthy enough for quite some time, until recently.

Or has it?

For about two years, it has been blooming non stop - from one spike. The plant has never...
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