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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Roberta
Ick! Serious mealybug infestation. There might...

Ick! Serious mealybug infestation. There might be some scale in there too, but mostly mealies. If you spray with that isopropyl alcohol you'll see that white stuff dissove, leaving soft naked little...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
Genetics. It has Phal equestris in its...

Genetics. It has Phal equestris in its background, and that species branches, blooms multiple times a year, and produces blooming keikis as well. The species, and its progeny, make up for small...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Roberta
Also do check out the Greater Las Vegas Orchid...

Also do check out the Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society - it is a very active group with some excellent growers. GLVOS The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society - Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-21-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Roberta
Try googling the manufacturer's website to see if...

Try googling the manufacturer's website to see if you can find any more information. I would not want to guess on the correct levels. If the website doesn't help, try searching on "Orthene wetable...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-21-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Roberta
Most orchids don't make new roots on old...

Most orchids don't make new roots on old pseudobulbs. Those pseudobulbs provide the reserves of water and nutrients for the new growth, which will include new roots. If the old ones have a few roots,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-21-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Roberta
When mixing the powder, a few drops of liquid...

When mixing the powder, a few drops of liquid dish detergent will help emulsify it so that it doesn't clump and clog the sprayer. I use a bit of soap with liquid pesticides (which contain oils) as...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 06-21-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Roberta
If recently repotted, let it do its thing. It's...

If recently repotted, let it do its thing. It's the new growth that you want to be watching for. Someone more expert will have to say whether you might have been over-fertilizing (orchids don't need...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 06-21-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Roberta
If the roots are good and the pseudobulbs firm,...

If the roots are good and the pseudobulbs firm, you may just be seeing a "force of nature" - Many, if not most, of my Coelogynes tend to lose leaves. In the good mix that you have provided, new...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
Thanks for that tidbit... the flower does have a...

Thanks for that tidbit... the flower does have a bit of the Leptotes shape (though the lip is really different) Leptotes has those terete, succulent leaves so clearly is adapted to a very bright area...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-20-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
Andy's Orchids. I was wandering around his cool...

Andy's Orchids. I was wandering around his cool shade house when I spotted it (not in bloom)... and I do love little orchids with big names - it was a new genus for me. It was growing in an area...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-20-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
Thanks! I think that shady and damp is important...

Thanks! I think that shady and damp is important - in its habitat in Brazil, heat comes with humidity. I have less humidity, but when the weather is hot, these little guys get the misters 2 or even...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-20-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Roberta
Loefgrenianthus blanche-amesiae

This is a charming little twig epiphyte. (Yes, it's in the Cattleya tribe) The flower is about 2 cm (1/2 inch), leaves are about the same size. The name is bigger than the plant. It grows shady and...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 06-20-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Roberta
Photos? Suggest that this move to the "Pests"...

Photos? Suggest that this move to the "Pests" forum. Sounds like mealybugs, though. (I think "Phalaenopsis" is Latin for "mealybug magnet) Rubbing alcohol 70% isopropyl) will kill them - dissolves...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 06-20-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Roberta
The pleats in the leaves won't go away, but the...

The pleats in the leaves won't go away, but the leaf appears to be growing nicely now. The brown leaf looks a little "toasted" - Cyms tolerate, and need, a lot of light but abrupt change can do this....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-20-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Roberta
Mine have been in that dim area for well over a...

Mine have been in that dim area for well over a year. (The Pothos, more like 25 years) Far from decline, thriving and growing. Unlike in the greenhouse, where they almost died.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-20-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Roberta
My jewel orchids (and the Pothos house plant) get...

My jewel orchids (and the Pothos house plant) get enough natural light where I could read a newspaper in that part of the room, though at my age with a bit of eyestrain. It is just normal room...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-20-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Roberta
For what it's worth, my jewel orchids (Ludisia...

For what it's worth, my jewel orchids (Ludisia discolor, as well as a few others) do seem to want very little light. They were not doing well in my greenhouse (even under the bench where it is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-19-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By Roberta
Any medium has positives and negatives. (If a...

Any medium has positives and negatives. (If a person gives it a "good review" either it matches their growing conditions or they haven't been using it long enough to find the problems that can take...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-18-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Roberta
I just got back from the Rio Negro trip. ...

I just got back from the Rio Negro trip. Fantastic. (And our group even included an Aussie couple) I know that there are discussions in the works on doing tours in other parts of Brazil, on land...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Roberta
I do this all the time. Once the plant is in...

I do this all the time. Once the plant is in bloom, it sort of runs on "autopilot" and keeps on blooming. I love having my blooming orchids where I can look at them all the time.

There are a few...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By Roberta
Var. refers to distinct populations of a species....

Var. refers to distinct populations of a species. While it also gets used for color forms, the correct designation is f. or fma. or forma. For a mericlone, if it is different enough to get judged...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-01-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Roberta
jdavis - JScott is correct, Vuylstekeara is...

jdavis -
JScott is correct, Vuylstekeara is actually Miltonia x Odontoglossom x Cochlioda. But where the "Miltonia" ancestor is now a Mitoniopsis and both Odontoglossum and Cochlioda are now...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-31-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Roberta
Also, I see in the picture that some roots have...

Also, I see in the picture that some roots have squeeze through the slits of the pot. You may be able to free them without breaking them if you cut the pot so that the slit can be opened wider. (A...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-31-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Roberta
Phals are pretty much always growing, so they are...

Phals are pretty much always growing, so they are not picky about when they are repotted - can be repotted even when in bloom. It is possible that the media in the pot have broken down, and all of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-31-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Roberta
Vuylstekeara is a human-made genus composed of...

Vuylstekeara is a human-made genus composed of Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, and Cochlioda. However, there have been a lot of reclassifications within the Oncidium tribe based upon DNA analysis, so...
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