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Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-28-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
That is possible, but it could be from a septic...

That is possible, but it could be from a septic system or similar source. Not fertilizer in a commercial/ agricultural sense, but yes, "nutrients". An old, shallow, or poorly-constructed well could...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-27-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
20 ppm nitrate is double the federal maximum...

20 ppm nitrate is double the federal maximum contaminant level (MCL) for drinking water. Ok for washing, etc., not drinking, especially for children.

You might want to figure out why your well has...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-19-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
There are so many hybrids out there, that have...

There are so many hybrids out there, that have been bred and re-bred without regard to tracking breeding, it is impossible to determine what an un-labeled hybrid may be.

A Sharry Baby is a hybrid...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-18-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
They are Oncidium intergeneric hybrids. Without...

They are Oncidium intergeneric hybrids. Without an ID tag or label that came with the plant, a name some one might try to assign is just a guess.

Just grow them for their appearance and don't...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 03-11-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,353
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The response to COVID-19 by the World Health...

The response to COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), including a declaration of a global pandemic, is not "media hysteria". This is a genuine and...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 03-07-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Agree with others, this looks like algae or moss...

Agree with others, this looks like algae or moss (green).
Forum: Vendor Feedback 03-03-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
This is a very common type of story regarding...

This is a very common type of story regarding this vendor.

Avoid in the future
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-02-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
If I want to remove the sap I just leave the...

If I want to remove the sap I just leave the plant outdoors in the rain for a few minutes, then bring indoors. Plant rinsed off, problem solved.
Forum: Propagation 03-01-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Too funny! :rofl: (Some members might...

Too funny! :rofl:

(Some members might prefer 'Ex-Husband')
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-26-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sorry, no fragrance that I can detect. As much...

Sorry, no fragrance that I can detect. As much as I do like fragrance, I'm still pretty happy with this plant, even fragrance-free.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-23-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yep, I do something similar with mine. In summer...

Yep, I do something similar with mine. In summer it sits on a stump at the edge of my woods (left after we did some tree removal last year). East sun, then indirect light the rest of the day. In...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-21-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Your Schefflera can be easily cloned if you want...

Your Schefflera can be easily cloned if you want to share the plant with friends. The general procedure is here:
Schefflera Plant Propagation - How Can I Root Schefflera Cuttings...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
What Water Witchin said. Virtually any mammal. ...

What Water Witchin said. Virtually any mammal.

The important point is, the urease in the roots is not there by happenstance.

Since people can perform research on just about every subject under...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-16-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Orchids (and other plants) can and do absorb and...

Orchids (and other plants) can and do absorb and utilize urea directly. Urease, an enzyme in orchid roots, converts urea into ammonium inside root tissue.

See:...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-13-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thanks, I really like Cymbidiums. I used...

Thanks, I really like Cymbidiums.

I used to think "own just one, they get too big" but since they mostly grow outside, it may not be an issue.

I need ones that are "southern tolerant" though;...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-13-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Close up, just for you, WW! 142314

Close up, just for you, WW!

142314
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-13-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'll give a close-up a try. Best camera I have is...

I'll give a close-up a try. Best camera I have is a phone though.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-13-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Updated photo, a bit more open: 142307

Updated photo, a bit more open:

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Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-10-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Cymbidium Tommy 'Sweet Lime'

I currently have just one Cymbidium, a Tommy 'Sweet Lime' gifted to me by Paul B, who used to be on Orchidboard.

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So far this winter, I've kept it outdoors except on nights when...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-10-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I agree with the recommendation to never use...

I agree with the recommendation to never use hydrogen peroxide on roots, or to "treat" potting medium that has a plant growing in it. This is potentially deadly to the orchid.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-05-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
BTW, don't put cinnamon on orchid roots, it can...

BTW, don't put cinnamon on orchid roots, it can kill them. Trim off dead tissue and let the roots air dry instead.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-03-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Super easy way to handle that plant: Option...

Super easy way to handle that plant:

Option 1. Place the BARE roots into an empty terracotta clay pot. Don't worry about cutting any roots you think are dead. It is important that the roots not...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-02-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
My 'redneck' rainfall capture system consists of...

My 'redneck' rainfall capture system consists of a glass top patio table with 4 legs. When its not being used as a table, 2 adjacent legs are propped up slightly to tip in one direction. Rainfall...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 02-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
1. In top menu, click 'Members'. 2. On Members...

1. In top menu, click 'Members'.
2. On Members page select 'Search Members'.
3. Select 'Advanced' option. From that you can search based on various criteria, including geographic ones.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-01-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'll look for it!

I'll look for it!
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