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Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-22-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 650
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It might be fertilizer, or infrequent watering,...

It might be fertilizer, or infrequent watering, as others have suggested, BUT...

Seeing that you are 50 feet from Chesapeake Bay, I am wondering if it is water quality. Does your water come from...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
SF, I think it is highly unlikely that you can...

SF, I think it is highly unlikely that you can evaluate someone's orchid cultural habits, and chances of future success, from one photograph.

Please dial back the negative / unhelpful comments.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-30-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
See my comment to your oyster shell question....

See my comment to your oyster shell question. That same information is applicable to dolomite as well.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-30-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Geology of Palma de Mallorca consists of a lot of...

Geology of Palma de Mallorca consists of a lot of limestone and dolomite. Your water supply probably reflects that; you shouldn't need extra calcium or magnesium.

You can get some information on...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-23-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
What South Park said . . . no hydrogen peroxide. ...

What South Park said . . . no hydrogen peroxide. Especially on the roots. HP kills roots.

I think you are over-thinking growing this plant. Keep it simple. To grow, the plant needs leaves,...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 10-22-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Stonedragonfarms and Roberta, thanks for your...

Stonedragonfarms and Roberta, thanks for your posts.

Since it isn't an emergency, I think I will follow the advice to wait until spring.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 10-22-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Cymbidium re-potting: is Autumn OK?

I only have one Cymbidium, a C. Tommy 'Sweet Lime' I got as a division from a former member on OB. It is a pendant-spiked plant, warm tolerant, a reliable blooming plant.

Busy with work and other...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-17-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 52,715
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'm not on OB as often as I used to be. That...

I'm not on OB as often as I used to be. That there is a Tantrum or Rant thread . . . something I hadn't noticed before, and sort of amusing, in a threw-up-in-my-mouth-a-little-bit sort of way!
...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Find a systemic insecticide (I recommend those...

Find a systemic insecticide (I recommend those containing imidacloprid). As Ray said, treat the medium as well as the leaves etc. Repeat per instructions on package.

Treatment should include any...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-15-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thanks It's a tool rack actually. For rakes,...

Thanks

It's a tool rack actually. For rakes, shovels, hoes, picks, soil augers, sledgehammers, mauls, everything down to pruning shears size.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-15-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I am seeing white oval objects with threadlike...

I am seeing white oval objects with threadlike appendages in that photo.

That's a mealybug for sure. I think different from a juvenile scale insect which is the only other thing that might look...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-15-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Fuerte Ray's post reminded me of recently...

Fuerte Ray's post reminded me of recently recycling in the OTHER direction.

When I was a graduate student, I built a plant stand with fluorescent lights for my modest orchid collection. I built...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-09-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Hi Bodil88 When re-potting, I would just...

Hi Bodil88

When re-potting, I would just recommend washing loose debris off of the roots with clean tap water. Emphasis on removing LOOSE debris, if the roots hold it tightly, don't worry about...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Hi H.D Quick answer is yes, orchids can and...

Hi H.D

Quick answer is yes, orchids can and do grow from seed. The videos K-Sci posted are a good place to look if you are curious.

A few precautions:

1. If you see orchid seed offered...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-26-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
My grandmother had one of those trees. The local...

My grandmother had one of those trees. The local nickname was 'Indiana banana' (I grew up in central Indiana).

I like them as a kid . . . until I found out I was allergic to them!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
FWIW, the article I linked to explains that N and...

FWIW, the article I linked to explains that N and P are bound in plant organic matter (such as organic matter substratum accumulated on tree "crotches" in a forest), requiring decomposition...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Or for an alternate view on orchid dry matter...

Or for an alternate view on orchid dry matter chemistry, see: (PDF) Correlation studies on nutrient content of epiphytic orchids and associated substratum...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-18-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,159
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Actually, the (Ohio) buckeye is Aesculus glabra,...

Actually, the (Ohio) buckeye is Aesculus glabra, which has poisonous seeds, and also has leaves and twigs that stink when crushed, so it's a perfect mascot for Ohio State. You're welcome.

The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-26-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I stay away from EBay sellers unless I know them,...

I stay away from EBay sellers unless I know them, or I know of them from a grower whose opinion I trust.

Ditto Amazon etc.

Too many quality orchid nurseries that deserve / need business, no...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-19-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It's spam Ray.

It's spam Ray.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-19-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I agree with Ray's fungicide recommendation. ...

I agree with Ray's fungicide recommendation.

I would also add that you should provide soluble calcium and magnesium. Low concentration provided on a regular basis with routine watering. Gypsum (or...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-08-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Try your local hydroponics store. They are more...

Try your local hydroponics store. They are more likely to offer net pots, rather than slotted pots.

Especially good to find are hydroponics stores that are capable of offering advice on more than...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-08-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I make mounts. Decorative wood mounts are...

I make mounts.

Decorative wood mounts are made from natural heart-of-pine that has weathered. Usually just cut to desired size, attach a hanger wire, that's it. The occasional mount may need more...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
You can also grow that species on a mount. Mine...

You can also grow that species on a mount. Mine does pretty well that way.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-17-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Although such growths are often called a basal...

Although such growths are often called a basal keiki, it is probably best to think of it as a branch off the main plant.

If it were mine, I would let it grow, rather than remove it.
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