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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 284
Posted By ArronOB
Getting back to the point about phals throwing...

Getting back to the point about phals throwing out scraggly roots that often point upwards. I致e read that this alliance will produce a certain percentage of aerial roots which grow upwards or...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 10-17-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By ArronOB
YouTube channel recommendation for botany nerds

If you have some time to watch YouTube videos then this channel might interest you Spider Orchids of SW Australia & the Rotten Bastards That Love Them (CPBBD AUSTRALIA VOL. 3) - YouTube...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By ArronOB
I think maybe a Dendrobium speciosum or something...

I think maybe a Dendrobium speciosum or something related.
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 10-11-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By ArronOB
I have about 50 Oncidium alliance hybrids growing...

I have about 50 Oncidium alliance hybrids growing in a shadehouse. I water them by spraying from above - with sprinklers. I don稚 recall loosing one.


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Forum: Members' Displays 09-22-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By ArronOB
Yep. I had always believed our temperatures were...

Yep. I had always believed our temperatures were too cold for growing phals as we get down to about 8 degrees celsius outside and 12 degrees inside. However I now have six supermarket rescues which...
Forum: Identification Forum 09-22-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By ArronOB
Do a search on Sharry Baby Red Fantasy Usual...

Do a search on Sharry Baby Red Fantasy

Usual proviso about 双nce a noid .... to be inserted here.
Forum: Members' Displays 09-21-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By ArronOB
No need to wait, there are three now. The...

No need to wait, there are three now.

The two new ones are about twice the size of the first one, which really was a bit small to be useful.

I left almost all my catt and Oncidium hybrids in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-15-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By ArronOB
I would be concerned about having plants in pots...

I would be concerned about having plants in pots which never dry out. I like my catts, dens and oncids to dry out one day in three. This shifts the balance in favour of the plants rather then the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-26-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By ArronOB
A response to cold, perhaps

Thinking about these, I wonder whether they are perhaps a response to cold or cold/dry weather. These plants grow outside, and winter is coming to an end. These shoots emerged about 2-3 months ago,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By ArronOB
Major negative not mentioned is cost - although...

Major negative not mentioned is cost - although it may be more affordable elsewhere.

Another neg is it will require a different watering regime to the bark-potted plants, which my Growing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-25-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By ArronOB
No, no chemicals, or impact damage or anything...

No, no chemicals, or impact damage or anything else I can think of. It just sits among the many similar hybrid catts, which are growing normally.

I値l post an update in a few months, though I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-25-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By ArronOB
What are these

This small hybrid cattleya has new growths which definitely don稚 follow the norm. There痴 four of them - which is a lot for such a small plant - but the strange thing about them is their shape. At...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-24-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By ArronOB
Growing Cattleyas in pure sphagnum

Hi. I致e typically grown my cattleya and Oncidium alliance plants in bark, in mesh pots - my aim being to maximise airflow around the roots.

Today I repotted some tiny cattleya hybrid plants which...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 08-19-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By ArronOB
Isn稚 the excessive growth of Keikeis due to too...

Isn稚 the excessive growth of Keikeis due to too much water and fertiliser over winter?

My understanding is these nobile types require a dry winter if you want flowers. Keeping them growing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By ArronOB
I use ordinary horticultural bark (as bought at...

I use ordinary horticultural bark (as bought at Coles) aged, soaked and sieved for size.

If the plant is tending to dehydrate a bit, I add a few strands of sphagnum moss.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By ArronOB
Agree with the others. Repotting out of schedule...

Agree with the others. Repotting out of schedule will do less damage then leaving an orchid in broken down mix.

Anyway, it痴 not far away from prime repotting time. I live on the Central Coast and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-28-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By ArronOB
I致e only been inside a few smaller hobby orchid...

I致e only been inside a few smaller hobby orchid greenhouses, but they致e all been arranged like this one in the attached image.

An isle up the centre usually with gravel on the ground. In other...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-23-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By ArronOB
Actually, I reckon they got coelogyne wrong. ...

Actually, I reckon they got coelogyne wrong.

Although you could argue forever about the pronunciation of various letters according to the version of Latin you learnt, one thing all versions agree...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-21-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By ArronOB
Thanks for the replies everyone. I think...

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I think what I値l do is try all three of the methods mentioned here, and see which one works best in our climate. As I see I have 7 vandas, not 5, I can pot two in...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By ArronOB
Growing vandas in conventional pots

I haven稚 had much enthusiasm for growing vandas because of their heat requirements and their crazy looking root systems.

Now I知 interested in them. Basically anything which is a bit cold...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-19-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By ArronOB
Been open about a week, Roberta.

Been open about a week, Roberta.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-18-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By ArronOB
As they are sealed, there isn稚 much the Bunnings...

As they are sealed, there isn稚 much the Bunnings staff can do. The marketing philosophy is to ship them out in May, sealed up and able to remain in good shape for a month or two. What sells, sells,...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-18-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By ArronOB
Could be. Incidentally, this was one of...

Could be.

Incidentally, this was one of those Bunnings Polypack orchids - bought about three years ago. I buy a lot of them. They are from a company called Paradisea Nurseries, who are generally...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-18-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By ArronOB
C. Secret Love - though I don稚 think so

I bought this as a 礎ag baby labelled Lc Secret Love. Mericlone.

It doesn稚 look like any Secret Love that I can google.

This is its second flowering - first was a spike of 2 buds which was...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-17-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By ArronOB
I think perhaps a hybrid in the Cattleya...

I think perhaps a hybrid in the Cattleya alliance, dominated by one of the spotted cattleyas, like C. amathystiglossa or C. guttata.

That would give you smaller, spotted flowers - two features in...
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