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Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
You are so right, one person's environment is...

You are so right, one person's environment is different from another's, with different problems. Actually, what I think helps avoid rot where I live isn't warmth... by the standards of most places...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 23
Posted By Roberta
Campanulorchis globifera

I do love fuzzy orchids. It is related to Eria. The woolly buds open to these flowers, one per pseudobulb. I grow this outdoors on my patio, shady and damp. It is native to Vietnam, from the area...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Roberta
I don't aggressively clean roots when I repot. I...

I don't aggressively clean roots when I repot. I give the roots a good wash with a hose, which rinses off really loose velamen along with old medium. I also don't worry about getting all the old...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! Dropping of flowers is...

First, Welcome!

Dropping of flowers is normal. If you got it in bloom, you don't now how long they were open, but after 4-6 weeks from opening, they're done. Your care will help it bloom again...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By Roberta
I'd just drop it into a bigger put, and stuff...

I'd just drop it into a bigger put, and stuff sphagnum around it. (The sphag will need to be moist... don't ever try to work with the stuff dry, you don't want to breathe the dust) That bit of...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Roberta
Have you checked out Sunset Valley Orchids? Look...

Have you checked out Sunset Valley Orchids? Look under "Spotted Cattleyas", there are a few - new hybrids.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Roberta
I wonder if the high humidity from the swamp...

I wonder if the high humidity from the swamp cooler might be an issue. I'm only guessing... looking what is different at your house from mine... Mine grow outdoors, so they experience a lot of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Roberta
Those look like the normal end of Phal. spikes...

Those look like the normal end of Phal. spikes that are spent... not likely to bloom. If they do anything at all, they'll start new branches someplace along the spike. But patience... it's only...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Roberta
Brandon Tam wrote an article in Orchids, AOS...

Brandon Tam wrote an article in Orchids, AOS magazine and mentions this. I am sure that the Paphs aren't being fed with just calcium nitrate... the well water is loaded with calcium carbonate. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By Roberta
For epiphytic orchids (most of what we grow), the...

For epiphytic orchids (most of what we grow), the roots in the medium and the roots that grow outside the pot are the same - they really want "humid air" rather than "wet". Roots tend to adjust to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By Roberta
Fortunately, this is the time for dormancy,...

Fortunately, this is the time for dormancy, though it looks like the plant hadn't been dormant. As long as the pseudobulb didn't freeze and turn to mush, the plant likely will be fine. Don't even...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 02-25-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Roberta
Marginal for Phrags - RO would be better. Fine...

Marginal for Phrags - RO would be better. Fine for Paphs (The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in southern California has a world-class Paph collection, and they found that their Paphs...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 02-25-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Roberta
Yeah, fish are a whole different game. The...

Yeah, fish are a whole different game. The amount of chlorine or chloramine that is in drinking water is no problem for plants but kills fish. Just for reference, my tap water ranges from about...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 02-25-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 201
Posted By Roberta
There's tap water and then there's tap water......

There's tap water and then there's tap water... Mine is marginal for Phrags, Pleurothallids also improved greatly when I got RO. Others in my general area have tap water that is so loaded with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
I am so lucky to live in a place where I can grow...

I am so lucky to live in a place where I can grow so many orchids outdoors. It makes lots of things easy. On the other hand, I'm not set up for many of the warm/intermediate orchids that other...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
Looks great. Sure, match your medium and...

Looks great. Sure, match your medium and container to your growing conditions and your watering practices. It's the goal that counts - humid air around the roots. Big bark in baskets achieves...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 02-25-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Roberta
That's a gorgeous plant! I love the little bugs....

That's a gorgeous plant! I love the little bugs. They can just keep popping out the flowers.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
I use large bark - lots of air, dries fast. Here...

I use large bark - lots of air, dries fast. Here are a few... the established ones climb out of their baskets, I just let them go wild. I think of the basket as a three-dimensional mount.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
I also pay whatever it costs for FedEx if that is...

I also pay whatever it costs for FedEx if that is an option, except if the vendor is on the west coast (where I am) where I haven't had problems with USPS. Some vendors use it as the default...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-25-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
International shipping is uncertain at best. ...

International shipping is uncertain at best. First, assume that all of the paperwork is in order... then it needs to get transported in some reasonable amount of time from the country of origin. ...
Forum: Propagation 02-24-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Roberta
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-24-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Roberta
I can't see the pests or net structure... What...

I can't see the pests or net structure... What are the the large "lumps"? Bits of medium perhaps? Still, from the description, and a bit of the green part of the leaf that has a "stippled"...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
It's in the Cattleya group. When it blooms,...

It's in the Cattleya group. When it blooms, maybe there will be a clue as to parentage but even then you won't have a definitive ID. But getting it out of moss was a GOOD thing... Catts like to...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-24-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Roberta
Yes, when international sellers come to the US...

Yes, when international sellers come to the US for shows, they often will also mail orders that they receive - international shipping of individual orders can be an expensive and uncertain process. ...
Forum: Windowsill Growing 02-24-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Roberta
That's also when I learned that light duration...

That's also when I learned that light duration was important for blooming Phals, hence the lights 12 hours a day. The east light coming in the window was good maybe 4-5 hours a day and then became...
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