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Forum: Identification Forum 11-26-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By SG in CR
The flowers are already done blooming and those...

The flowers are already done blooming and those are the seed pods growing.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-11-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By SG in CR
Has anyone ever tried growing Stanhopeas by...

Has anyone ever tried growing Stanhopeas by mounting them to the outside of a basket? I grow mine mounted to trees and palms and would imagine that doing that would avoid the problems that might...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-09-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By SG in CR
These grow wild here in northern Costa Rica. I...

These grow wild here in northern Costa Rica. I have a few growing mounted to branches. Loosing their leaves before going dormant for a few months is pretty typical. The spider mites might be too, as...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 11-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By SG in CR
I've been playing around with germinating seeds...

I've been playing around with germinating seeds naturally, i.e without sterile nutrient media, for a while now. Last year I tried inoculating the trees with mycorhizzae from the roots of live orchids...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 11-02-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By SG in CR
Has anyone seen any hybrids of Mormolyca ringens?

I pollinated my Mormolyca ringens (which I guess is now called Maxillaria lineolata) with pollen from Maxillaria fulgens. It looks like the cross is taking. the base of the flower has started to...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-20-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By SG in CR
Sorry, for what asking what is seemingly obvious....

Sorry, for what asking what is seemingly obvious. BUt what is SH culture?
My 2 cents on B. nodosa is to give it as much light as you can. First one I got I put in partial shade and for years it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-24-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By SG in CR
Micro orchids make me think of Pleurothalids, of...

Micro orchids make me think of Pleurothalids, of which the easiest to keep that I have is Specklinia grobyi. Not super showy with lots of tiny yellow flowers, but it seems to bloom on and off most of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-24-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By SG in CR
So dissolving in hot water reduces the...

So dissolving in hot water reduces the precipitation caused by recombination?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By SG in CR
True, though that was my concern. Wouldn't...

True, though that was my concern. Wouldn't dissolving at high temps and letting it cool down again lead to potential precipitation? I know he said keep the concentration down and I'm guessing that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-23-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By SG in CR
Why should you dissolve it in very hot water?...

Why should you dissolve it in very hot water? Just curious as to how that will effect the storage life. Are you trying to sterilize it?
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-23-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By SG in CR
Not sure if wood would be an improvement for you,...

Not sure if wood would be an improvement for you, but I made some baskets out of cedar slats for my sister a few years ago for her orchids and they seem to work fairly well. Any rot resistant wood...
Forum: Propagation 09-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By SG in CR
I assume they are fairly similar to Catasetum in...

I assume they are fairly similar to Catasetum in growth habit. If so best to leave them where they are till they grow a psuedobulb that's big enough to handle the move. I tried moving some Catasetum...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 08-28-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,254
Posted By SG in CR
Different orchid species have different...

Different orchid species have different pollinators for sure. Some seem to be very species specific. My Catasetums get pollinated by a by Euglossine bee looks like a bumble bee. Gongoras get...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 08-28-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,275
Posted By SG in CR
20180816_120004 is some sort of Prosthechea based...

20180816_120004 is some sort of Prosthechea based on its growth habit and the shape of the seed pods.
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 08-28-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By SG in CR
"IMG-20181231-WA0019" seems to be some sort of...

"IMG-20181231-WA0019" seems to be some sort of Elleanthus, similar to E. tonduzii
"IMG-20181231-WA0020" is almost certainly a Speckelina sp.
"IMG-20181231-WA0021" an Epidendum
Could the giant...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 08-28-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,254
Posted By SG in CR
Guanacaste is on the Northwest coast of CR, the...

Guanacaste is on the Northwest coast of CR, the drier part of the Pacific coast. I've seen them growing within a stones throw of the ocean up to about 300m altitude. I haven't really seen them...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 08-27-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,254
Posted By SG in CR
I know this is a bit late to the discussion, but...

I know this is a bit late to the discussion, but having grown these in their natural environment, I can tell you they aren't picky. But if you want flowers, they want light, lots of it. They survive...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 08-27-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,601
Posted By SG in CR
I have a mango tree with a bunch of orchids...

I have a mango tree with a bunch of orchids growing right on the branches and trunk. I kind of regret having chose that tree, first because it creates too much shade, I thin out the canopy every year...
Forum: Propagation 08-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By SG in CR
I've been playing around with non-invitro...

I've been playing around with non-invitro germination of orchid seeds with mild success with Gongora and now Sobralia sp. My method has been to collect live roots from the plant that the seed pod...
Forum: Propagation 04-04-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,818
Posted By SG in CR
I've been interested in natural germination of...

I've been interested in natural germination of orchids for a year or so now and I've started having some success with a few. By success I mean maybe a few dozen small plants that showed up on...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-04-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By SG in CR
I have a few plants and that's pretty typical of...

I have a few plants and that's pretty typical of the dry season, even with watering, especially if they are getting direct sun. If the sun is very strong the leaves will dry up. The plants seem to...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 12-11-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By SG in CR
November 21017 part 2

Some more from November's flowering orchids.

First a Epidendrum stamfordianum blooming at a friends house. I'm hoping she'll give me a cutting next year as these seem to deal fairly well with the...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-29-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Posted By SG in CR
Not exactly sure which part of what I wrote your...

Not exactly sure which part of what I wrote your disagreeing with. But I was just saying that if the OP wanted to use aquarium lighting, the lights designed for freshwater planted tanks will have a...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 11-28-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By SG in CR
November 21017 part 1

Well, thought I'd share some of the more interesting flowers that bloomed since last post.
The E. nocturnum are still blooming, this one is a little unusual as the center part of the lip is short....
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-28-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,694
Posted By SG in CR
I don't grow indoors, but here are my 2 cents...

I don't grow indoors, but here are my 2 cents worth.
1. I think unless you go annoyingly bright for an indoor environment you won't hurt your plants with too much light. Even fairly heavy shade...
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