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Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By Ray
Orchids are "niche" plants. Each has adapted to...

Orchids are "niche" plants. Each has adapted to a certain set of requirements - light, temperature, humidity, watering/drying frequency, etc.

Every criterion has upper and lower limits that are...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Posted By Ray
Welcome from Oak Island.

Welcome from Oak Island.
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 153
Posted By Ray
I used to be big on decorative pots, but learned...

I used to be big on decorative pots, but learned that they often become sacrificial, anyway.

Now I prefer plastic pots and just put them in a decorative cover, if I see the need.
Forum: Growing on Mounts Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 62
Posted By Ray
I recommend NOT putting sphagnum between the...

I recommend NOT putting sphagnum between the roots and the mount, but do put a decent wad over the roots.

I have found that a pad under the roots encourages the plant to grow roots into the pad,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Ray
That's correct, you do not want to soak Orchiata,...

That's correct, you do not want to soak Orchiata, which extracts some of the dolomite used when they aged it.

Instead, before you use the stuff, pour just enough boiling-, or at least very hot...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 153
Posted By Ray
If you leave the pot intact, you will also be...

If you leave the pot intact, you will also be leaving behind a fair amount of old potting medium. It will decompose, compress and cause the roots in the pot to die and rot.

In my opinion, if you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Ray
Here is the General Hydroponics label...

Here is the General Hydroponics label (https://generalhydroponics.com/azamax). Doesn't look like we're talking about the same Azamax.
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 153
Posted By Ray
https://cdn1.vectorstock.com/i/thumb-large/63/80/h...

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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Ray
The plants need light every day, but phalaenopsis...

The plants need light every day, but phalaenopsis are not particularly demanding of it. Look for a white LED floodlight of about 10 watts or more, and place it above the plant so that you see a very...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Ray
You're probably correct about the "iffy" root...

You're probably correct about the "iffy" root system and the inability to take up enough water. That, coupled with dry air, means the foliar loss of water is greater than the root uptake. If the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
Are you sure it's a miltonia and not a...

Are you sure it's a miltonia and not a miltoniopsis?

Miltonia, in my experience, like it warm, shady, humid and wet (as long as he roots are airy - they did well for me in semi-hydroponics).
...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Ray
While I agree that it's shape suggests...

While I agree that it's shape suggests lockhartia, it very well might be Dendrobium anceps, instead.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Ray
Your combining of neem and Azamax makes me think...

Your combining of neem and Azamax makes me think you don't know what Azamax really is. While it is a concentrated form of the active ingredient in neem oil, that's where the similarity ends.

It...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Ray
Public water supplies often provide nutrients as...

Public water supplies often provide nutrients as well, but we don't rate them as fertilizers, do we?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,107
Posted By Ray
I don't care if they found chiggers in the...

I don't care if they found chiggers in the spanish moss or not. Any I have ever collected harbored something that bites and itches like hell!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Ray
Advice about "kelp" usage is kind of nebulous, as...

Advice about "kelp" usage is kind of nebulous, as there are lots of different kelp-containing products out there, and they're not all the same.

It's along the lines of discussing fertilizer usage...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Ray
Fungus does not grow on healthy tissue, it grows...

Fungus does not grow on healthy tissue, it grows on dead or dying tissues. Giving it a fungicidal treatment is likely going to do more harm than good, in my opinion.

At a minimum, the plant needs...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-16-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Ray
Acephate is an organophosphate with a...

Acephate is an organophosphate with a particularly foul odorant. Best to be used outdoors and don't let any people or pets near it until it dries.

Azamax, on the other hand, is concentrated...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-15-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
After my "big freeze" in January of 1994 when a...

After my "big freeze" in January of 1994 when a greenhouse heater failure resulted in the loss of a 20-year collection, my best friend's father brought up a whole box of plants from his greenhouse in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Ray
Personally, I'd cut off the spikes and focus my...

Personally, I'd cut off the spikes and focus my attention on getting the original plant to recover.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,913
Posted By Ray
Or get a test strip from Agdia and not risk other...

Or get a test strip from Agdia and not risk other plants.
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 11-14-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By Ray
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-14-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Ray
Mook pretty much summed it up. The mycelia...

Mook pretty much summed it up.

The mycelia of the specific fungus that literally infects the seed, pumps sugars into it to provide the fuel for germination.

In a flask, constant and extended...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
Yes, it is called a "selfing".

Yes, it is called a "selfing".
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Ray
I kept a 1000W aquarium heater in my greenhouse...

I kept a 1000W aquarium heater in my greenhouse RO tank. 75F
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