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Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-12-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Fairorchids
Looking at sellers other items (specifically the...

Looking at sellers other items (specifically the Hoyas), it looks like there is a mix inside the vertical sticks. This might be how this seller adapts the commonly available baskets to hold a mix...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By Fairorchids
Surprised to see that called 'orchid food'. ...

Surprised to see that called 'orchid food'. 15-5-5 is not exactly balanced.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-12-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Fairorchids
It is a round plastic basket with fairly large...

It is a round plastic basket with fairly large openings. This is sorta equivalent to growing in net pots (to provide high air flow around the roots).
Forum: Scientific Matters 05-12-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Fairorchids
Ray, I agree, but getting the RHS & Kew to...

Ray,

I agree, but getting the RHS & Kew to change 160 years of tradition is another matter.

In the day lily world, they register names for each individual clone, so there you know exactly what...
Forum: Scientific Matters 05-10-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Fairorchids
Most vendors do follow the prescribed naming...

Most vendors do follow the prescribed naming conventions [(pod parent x pollen parent) = Grex].

However, if they give you the Grex name only, you won't know whether it is (A x B) or (B x A). And,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-25-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Fairorchids
While there is considerable difference between...

While there is considerable difference between various genera, let me give you an example to put it into perspective (full disclosure: I grow in a greenhouse).

In 2013, I purchased smallish...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 04-23-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By Fairorchids
They will do fine outdoors in DE from mid/late...

They will do fine outdoors in DE from mid/late April till 1st frost. Plants can tolerate temps down to 28F, but developing spikes cannot. Bring inside when night time temps drop to 33-34F.

U can...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-19-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By Fairorchids
Emma, If you can hold the import costs to...

Emma,

If you can hold the import costs to $500, you are lucky. There are minimum fees for:
Air line (or FEDEX) freight
Freight Forwarder
Customs Broker (usually different from the freight...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 04-15-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By Fairorchids
There are close to 100 recognized varieties of...

There are close to 100 recognized varieties of Paph insigne. Of the ones mentioned:

Var sanderae is a semi-alba. Yellow flower with a some white on the dorsal and a few faint spots near the base...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-05-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By Fairorchids
The Cattleya has not bloomed before. It is...

The Cattleya has not bloomed before. It is impossible to say how far it is from BS. Some hybrids bloom this size, others need to be 2.0 to 2.5 times as tall.

Small black spots on foliage of...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-02-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By Fairorchids
Epidendrum ellipticum. This is a small reedstem...

Epidendrum ellipticum. This is a small reedstem species. I grew my first one from a NBS seedling. 2 years old it carried flowers for 6-8 months; 3.1/2 years old it was in continuous bloom year...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-12-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Fairorchids
It is very common for oncidium intergenerics to...

It is very common for oncidium intergenerics to have some spotting on the leaves (your photos show less than usual). I don't know whether it is fungal or something else, but as far as I know it is...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-08-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Fairorchids
A mutation is a shift (change), which is...

A mutation is a shift (change), which is permanent and stable.

Some mutations are stable & permanent, but not necessarily compatible with different stable mutations.

Other mutations are...
Forum: Scientific Matters 03-08-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Fairorchids
The photos show two markedly different flowers,...

The photos show two markedly different flowers, but the differences are not outside the variables that can be influenced by cultural differences (light, temperature, humidity, watering during bud...
Forum: Scientific Matters 03-07-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Fairorchids
It is well known, that the first round of...

It is well known, that the first round of meristems (from the mother plant) are normally all perfect clones. And, if you repeat the process too many times, mutations are more likely to occur. For...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-03-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Fairorchids
What you are describing is a common situation. ...

What you are describing is a common situation.

There is no way to force a plant to make multiple new growths from the front lead.

If you give the plants good cultural conditions, confirmed...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 03-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Fairorchids
Thanks, couldn't figure this out with Orchids+

Thanks, couldn't figure this out with Orchids+
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 03-01-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Fairorchids
How many Cymbidium hybrids?

My OrchidWiz has died. I am working on a new presentation, and need to know how many Cymbidium hybrids are recognized at this time?
Forum: Propagation 03-01-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By Fairorchids
In terms of difficulty, cloning goes a step...

In terms of difficulty, cloning goes a step beyond flasking. You need a spinning wheel (a shaking platform?), for the first step of the process, where you make cells multiply rather than...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Fairorchids
Condition is pretty common for recent imports. ...

Condition is pretty common for recent imports.

The 'floppy' leaves are not going to straighten out, but they are still live and contributing to plant growth.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By Fairorchids
As a plant seller, please allow me to elaborate. ...

As a plant seller, please allow me to elaborate.

I am always careful to state:

In the greenhouse, I can grow this plant to BS in X years (X =1, 2 or 3).
In the house, it will likely take a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Fairorchids
Kim, You can place the Zygo outside in light...

Kim,

You can place the Zygo outside in light shade (under a tree) as soon as night time temps reach 5C or higher, and leave it there till night time temps drop to about 3C.

I have never grown...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By Fairorchids
First photo shows a keiki forming on top of the...

First photo shows a keiki forming on top of the old cane.

2nd & 3rd: Too soon to tell whether these are flower spikes or keikis.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Fairorchids
IOSPE: Warm growing terrestrial. Thailand,...

IOSPE: Warm growing terrestrial. Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra & Borneo at 800 m (= 2625') elevation. Based on elevation, warm/intermediate should be OK.

Wikipedia: Grows in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Fairorchids
Emma, You will see gorgeous things that you...

Emma,

You will see gorgeous things that you did not know existed. BUT, before you grab them, check what the cultural requirements are.

There is nothing worse than plunking down $30-50 for an...
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