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Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Fairorchids
I use a lot of Chula 3" slotted plastic pots for...

I use a lot of Chula 3" slotted plastic pots for seedlings, and they are GREAT. I have ordered some of their 4", but that pot is too large (if up-potting plants from 3" size).

For plants I want...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Fairorchids
As per previous post, you need to water...

As per previous post, you need to water Miltoniopsis before it dries completely. Also:

They do better underpotted (small pots) rather than overpotted.
They need to be repotted annually (they...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-06-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Fairorchids
SVO siblings

Yeah, I know I have posted on this subject before. Since I have invested heavily in SVO seedlings (buying from 2-6 of whatever I am interested in), I keep encountering some amazing differences.
...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-04-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Fairorchids
You might have overpotted it. ...

You might have overpotted it.


Miltoniopsis do well in the smallest pot you can fit them into.
Plan on repotting annually. They HATE stale mix.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-03-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Fairorchids
We had a house manager once, looking just like...

We had a house manager once, looking just like yours, and equally disinterested in my orchids.

His successors, however, consider anything green to be their personal salad bar.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 03-03-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Fairorchids
@ KG: I have one of the parents to Mem Nathan...

@ KG: I have one of the parents to Mem Nathan Newman (Lovely Melody), which is of course also a yellow/green. Plant is large enough to divide soon.

On a different note, last summer a number of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-03-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Fairorchids
Welcome to the Orchid Board. You are doing well...

Welcome to the Orchid Board. You are doing well getting to that first bud.

However, Paphiopedilum do not like to go dry, so to keep the plant even happier (and perhaps growing faster), increase...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-02-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Fairorchids
Those photos look like a Tolumnia on steroids. ...

Those photos look like a Tolumnia on steroids. Perhaps a cross between Tolumnia and Oncidium.
Forum: Propagation 02-26-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Fairorchids
The pod started, and then aborted (unfortunately...

The pod started, and then aborted (unfortunately not an uncommon outcome).
Forum: Vendor Feedback 02-26-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Fairorchids
Let me put it this way, I was NOT happy when I...

Let me put it this way, I was NOT happy when I saw it.

In particular, since I have a large sign on the front door not to leave boxes with plants there (I want them by side door, more protected...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 02-26-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Fairorchids
Update: My Dendrobium shipment arrived Saturday....

Update: My Dendrobium shipment arrived Saturday. Box was sitting in the snow on my stoop when I got home from the greenhouse.

Plants were fine though, very large and healthy. I had ordered two...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 02-25-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Fairorchids
Ten Shin normally comes to the US 3-5 times a...

Ten Shin normally comes to the US 3-5 times a year to attend shows. On such trips, Matt is willing to bring customer orders and ship upon arrival in the US.

Currently there are no shows, so you...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-25-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Fairorchids
Never seen it, but the markings make me think...

Never seen it, but the markings make me think that there is some Epidendrum in it.
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 02-22-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Fairorchids
Photos are too close to the plant to tell whether...

Photos are too close to the plant to tell whether this is a Miltoniopsis, or an intergeneric. The pleated leaves do indicate insufficient watering.

1. I grow both in spaghnum (with 20% bark) in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Fairorchids
Rhonda, We all hope that it will make it. ...

Rhonda,

We all hope that it will make it. In case it does not, I have this plant*. It is spiking now, but I plan to divide it when it is done blooming, probably in April or May.

* = Plant is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Fairorchids
I am not sure, but I might have that plant (I can...

I am not sure, but I might have that plant (I can check tomorrow in the greenhouse). If I have it, and it is the one I think it is, it should be large enough to divide as soon as it has bloomed (it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-19-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By Fairorchids
Contact the seller before you do anything else. ...

Contact the seller before you do anything else. Once you start treating/cutting/repotting the plant, that may void any warranty they extend.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 02-19-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Fairorchids
This was my first Sarc. I grew it successfully...

This was my first Sarc. I grew it successfully in a spagnum/bark mix (about 50/50) in small plastic pots for 6-7 years.

Then I attended a talk on Sarcs, by someone, who has grown Sarcs extremely...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 02-18-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Fairorchids
This photo shows a Zygo in spaghnum/bark mix...

This photo shows a Zygo in spaghnum/bark mix (4:1) after 12 months.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-16-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Fairorchids
Dendrobium speciosum

I have one blooming size plant (currently in bloom), and seedlings from at least two different sib crosses. I am trying to estimate the eventual cane height for each, based on their parentage.
...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-16-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Fairorchids
I am drooling too, but I purchased close to 200...

I am drooling too, but I purchased close to 200 from SVO last year, so I have to pass this time.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 02-16-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Fairorchids
Zygopetalums like fairly constant moisture, and...

Zygopetalums like fairly constant moisture, and they do NOT like drying out between waterings.

I grow in a greenhouse. I tried them in a bark mix, and I just couldn't keep them moist in that. ...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 02-14-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By Fairorchids
The flower I just posted is on a plant, that is...

The flower I just posted is on a plant, that is busting a 6" square pot, due for repotting/dividing as soon as it is done blooming. I also have divisions of some of the others now. If anyone is...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 02-14-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By Fairorchids
Here is another Zygo from the program breeding...

Here is another Zygo from the program breeding for yellow. This might be the best one yet.

Pbt. (Kiwi Gold x Kiwi Korker) 'Leopard Spots'
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-13-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Fairorchids
I got some Vanda compots from Carmela a few years...

I got some Vanda compots from Carmela a few years ago. I put them in the greenhouse upon receipt, but did not look at them closely.

When I was ready to break them up some 2-3 months later, all...
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