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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By Ray
Isn't it awfully cold for a phal on a balcony in...

Isn't it awfully cold for a phal on a balcony in Canada this time of year?
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Ray
As far as the resultant TDS is concerned, it...

As far as the resultant TDS is concerned, it would be a simple ratio - 50/50 would be 0+267/2=133 ppm.

If the pour-through test with the Dyna-Gro solution showed you a pH of 6.6, I wouldn't expect...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By Ray
To me, it looks just too far gone for recovery. ...

To me, it looks just too far gone for recovery. Sorry.
Forum: Species Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 185
Posted By Ray
The image is from an article about air movement,...

The image is from an article about air movement, so ignore the part to the right...

The parishii is mounted on the left.

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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By Ray
Ms. Harris is incorrect: CITES does not ban...

Ms. Harris is incorrect:

CITES does not ban the collection of orchids in the wild. That is done via regional laws. CITES merely discourages wild collecting since it is meant to ban international...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Ray
Can we discuss that? Tissue analyses suggest...

Can we discuss that?

Tissue analyses suggest that the N:K ratio be more on the order of 10:1, and anecdotally, my plants have been getting that since December of 2011 without any signs of...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Ray
The pH you measured was literally controlled by...

The pH you measured was literally controlled by the plant and the microbes, and as estación seca said, it's fine. The TDS value is basically meaningless.

Personally, I prefer K-Lite fertilizer,...
Forum: Species Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 185
Posted By Ray
I have only grown two "deciduous" phals -...

I have only grown two "deciduous" phals - honghensis (x2) and parishii.

The parishii is watered daily and has never lost all of its leaves.

The two honghensis plants were side-by-side in my...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By Ray
Nicely grown!

Nicely grown!
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Ray
Measuring the pH of the reservoir contents can...

Measuring the pH of the reservoir contents can give confusing results. Because the LECA is chemically inert, it does nothing to buffer the conditions in the pot, meaning the plant and associated...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Ray
Dear WaterWitchin, Cinnamon doesn’t care...

Dear WaterWitchin,

Cinnamon doesn’t care what you call it! :rofl:

There are, however, chemicals within the bark that really are fungicides and bactericides.

Cinnamaldehyde has been shown to...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 03-02-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Ray
As orchid roots grow, they configure themselves...

As orchid roots grow, they configure themselves on a cellular level to function optimally in that environment. Once they have grown, they cannot change.

When you moved the plant to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-02-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Ray
Actually, cinnamon has both fungicidal and...

Actually, cinnamon has both fungicidal and bactericidal properties.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-01-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By Ray
Dr. Bill Argo, who formulated the MSU fertilizers...

Dr. Bill Argo, who formulated the MSU fertilizers and K-Lite, published a primer on plant nutrition...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-28-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Ray
There are 36 registered grammatocymbidium...

There are 36 registered grammatocymbidium hybrids, most done by Pakkret Floriculture in Thailand.

Of the photos I have seen, green and yellow are the predominate colors, although I remember one...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-27-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By Ray
Yep. As the crow flies, we're about 25 miles...

Yep. As the crow flies, we're about 25 miles south of Wilmington.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-27-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Ray
I am reading this while on my first cup of...

I am reading this while on my first cup of coffee, so if I’m not awake enough to to interpret your statement, forgive me...

S/H culture will not appreciably affect the environment, unless there ar...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-27-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By Ray
Most of the native population is within about a...

Most of the native population is within about a 40 mile radius of here.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-27-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Ray
Keep in mind that you are not buying from Amazon,...

Keep in mind that you are not buying from Amazon, you are buying through them, directly from other vendors. Once you identify who the seller is, see if they have a website, They may not, but if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-26-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Ray
"Bloom" formulas do not promote blooming. At...

"Bloom" formulas do not promote blooming. At best, they "allow" it to happen if you have been applying excessive nitrogen previously.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-26-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Ray
The velamen on orchid roots consists of dead...

The velamen on orchid roots consists of dead cells to start with, so it cannot die. There are several layers between it and the vascular bundle containing the xylem and phloem.

I have heard it...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 02-26-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Ray
My info might be outdated, but one of the reasons...

My info might be outdated, but one of the reasons their paphs did better with well water was that they fed only with calcium nitrate...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-26-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Ray
For an aquatic plant, whose roots are supposed to...

For an aquatic plant, whose roots are supposed to be submerged, I see no issue, but for a plant that normally grows in air, it might be a problem, as I mentioned earlier.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 02-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Ray
Welcome, Travis!

Welcome, Travis!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-26-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 401
Posted By Ray
In a 4.5" pot (quart or liter food container), I...

In a 4.5" pot (quart or liter food container), I put two, 1/4" holes in the sidewall about 1"-1.5" above the bottom. They are placed as close together as possible without intersecting. 2 holes...
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