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Forum: Hybrids Today, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By estación seca
Nice flowering. When was it last repotted?

Nice flowering.

When was it last repotted?
Forum: Pests & Diseases Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By estación seca
That may just be an old leaf ready to go. They...

That may just be an old leaf ready to go. They drop leaves early if they get too cold or don't get enough water.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By estación seca
The Orchid Conservation Alliance (OCA)...

The Orchid Conservation Alliance (OCA) (http://orchidconservationalliance.org/) regularly conducts orchid trips for members.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Today, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By estación seca
Nothing works better than mild soap spray, about...

Nothing works better than mild soap spray, about a teaspoon per quart of water. You need to spray all surfaces of all plants and the growing area. They will always come back because they are in...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,289
Posted By estación seca
I began playing violin in 3rd grade and piano in...

I began playing violin in 3rd grade and piano in 8th grade. My paternal grandfather played violin in his youth. I found his violin in my grandparent's attic and begged for lessons. The Catholic...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening Yesterday, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,832
Posted By estación seca
Peltier coolers don't work well enough to be...

Peltier coolers don't work well enough to be useful. Each exchanges only a small amount of heat.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-11-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By estación seca
They should tolerate full sun that far North, and...

They should tolerate full sun that far North, and will grow better with it. Are you following Fred's water and fertilizer recommendations on his Web site?
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 08-11-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By estación seca
It won't be a problem at all. I have high mineral...

It won't be a problem at all. I have high mineral content water. I use it on my Paphs.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-11-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By estación seca
I've eliminated severe infestations with soap on...

I've eliminated severe infestations with soap on the worst plants and plain water on everything else.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-11-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By estación seca
I second Roberta's book recommendation. Cultural...

I second Roberta's book recommendation. Cultural information is given for a very large number of orchids, with symbols used in a table to save space. It is very easy to understand.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-10-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By estación seca
My growing area is hot and humid Spring through...

My growing area is hot and humid Spring through Fall, 65%-85% relative humidity. In winter it's about 40%-60%. I water my Neos through the year because winter days in my sunroom are usually quite...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-10-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By estación seca
I was at Sunset Valley Orchids in June and took...

I was at Sunset Valley Orchids in June and took these photos of a Cattleya leopoldii in flower.

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Here is the base of the plant. The flowering growth is at the far right. The newer portion...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-10-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By estación seca
My one flowering sized plant blooms in May or...

My one flowering sized plant blooms in May or June near a window that gets several hours of summer morning sun, and more winter sun when its track is below the roof overhang. The rest of the day it's...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-10-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By estación seca
What are your growing conditions?

What are your growing conditions?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-10-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By estación seca
Mealybugs are discrete white fuzzy things. Scale...

Mealybugs are discrete white fuzzy things. Scale are sharply defined things obviously not part of the plant. Juvenile scale look like a patch of cotton an inch / several cm in diameter.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-09-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By estación seca
You're stuck with what you're doing with that...

You're stuck with what you're doing with that setup. The Catasetinae during times of active growth could go into shallow trays with perhaps a half inch of water. That becomes more difficult with...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-09-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By estación seca
I would be surprised to see comparable LEDs...

I would be surprised to see comparable LEDs costing more than a metal halide setup. Read through other posts for some recommendations. The cost savings in electricity with LEDs Is so large they are...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By estación seca
I recommend you learn to grow them in a medium to...

I recommend you learn to grow them in a medium to large bark mix. It's a lot easier to keep them that way. When you have an idea of how they grow you can consider the other method.

The biggest...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-09-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By estación seca
I replied to your original message. I used them...

I replied to your original message. I used them during winter for 3 winters. That was before there were other, better options. I still have my lights and I haven't used them in over years.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-09-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! There is an...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

There is an extensive Gardening under Lights forum here, accessible from the left yellow menu.

I have grown under high-intensity sodium lights before. I won't do it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-09-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By estación seca
I suggest you not cut off any roots and you will...

I suggest you not cut off any roots and you will have a lot fewer problems. It has been shown hollow roots with intact cores can still take up water. I would have just repotted the unpotted Catt you...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-09-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By estación seca
Next step is to increase the relative humidity in...

Next step is to increase the relative humidity in your growing area as high as possible. Get it over 80% and keep it there.

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Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-09-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By estación seca
Cutting off all or most of the roots severely...

Cutting off all or most of the roots severely sets back orchids. Many times it kills them. I strongly recommend you never cut off roots again.

It is highly likely you cut off a lot of old but...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 08-09-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By estación seca
Stop! Don't Chop! It won't help get rid of the...

Stop! Don't Chop! It won't help get rid of the mites, but will damage your plants.

Spider mites are everywhere outside, even in Kansas. You've been lucky. They will come back.

They can be...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-08-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By estación seca
I have read of Hippeastrum (garden amaryllis)...

I have read of Hippeastrum (garden amaryllis) being cleared of viruses by heating bulbs in 60C water baths. Not all plants survived the treatment. A high-end sous vide cooker could do this. I don't...
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