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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By estación seca
Itzi: Write down on a piece of paper what your...

Itzi: Write down on a piece of paper what your growing area temperatures are, summer and winter. Bring it with you. Also your humidity and light. Make sure whatever you buy will grow in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By estación seca
You can use anything for a pot. Plastic food...

You can use anything for a pot. Plastic food containers? Plastic drinking cups? Just poke or drill some holes.
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback Today, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 396
Posted By estación seca
There is an enormous amount of information here...

There is an enormous amount of information here easily found with the Search function. Many very knowledgeable members left lots of information but no longer post. Abandoning this data to jump to a...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 114
Posted By estación seca
Edible figs grow as large, spreading trees that...

Edible figs grow as large, spreading trees that naturally branch close to the ground, especially if grown from cuttings. There are some smaller-growing varieties that will produce in large pots you...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 37
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board!

Welcome to the Orchid Board!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 114
Posted By estación seca
I planted a Conadria 35 years ago. It's a great...

I planted a Conadria 35 years ago. It's a great green fig for low deserts, where many types of fig fruit rot in the heat. Birds figured out those green things are edible so I don't get many.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By estación seca
Clivia seeds are large and fleshy, between the...

Clivia seeds are large and fleshy, between the size of a cherry pit and a hazlenut. They would need to be shipped in a box, not an envelope. Legal international shipping requires adhering to the...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 114
Posted By estación seca
Do you live where you can grow them outside?

Do you live where you can grow them outside?
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By estación seca
There are a few Phals that get cool temperatures...

There are a few Phals that get cool temperatures in winter, and a few that are deciduous.

These are not much used in hybridizing the Phals sold in supermarkets. Most of these hybrid Phals are warm...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-26-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By estación seca
I will... but try Andy's. That's where I got this...

I will... but try Andy's. That's where I got this one.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-26-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! Look at this...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

Look at this thread for growing information from a Japanese company specializing in this kind of Dendrobium:
Need Help with my new*Dendrobium Wave King Akebono...
Forum: Propagation 01-26-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! Most people...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

Most people prepare the medium hot to boiling, pour and let cool. I've never used guar. I don't know whether it ever gets firm(ish) at room temperature.

I would...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-26-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By estación seca
Talk to friends in southern California. The...

Talk to friends in southern California. The common orange ones are sold as landscaping plants. They can unpot one and send it bare-root. Amaryllids hardly notice such treatment.

Or somebody could...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-26-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By estación seca
Years ago I gave two Super Soakers to the kids of...

Years ago I gave two Super Soakers to the kids of some friends of mine. The kids were about 5 and 7. I told them "DO NOT USE THESE TO SQUIRT YOUR MOTHER WHEN SHE'S NOT LOOKING." :evil:

You can...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By estación seca
Most of the water quality reports I've seen...

Most of the water quality reports I've seen people discuss here do mention something about calcium and magnesium content. Sometimes it is disguised as total hardness or grains of hardness or the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By estación seca
Almost all dissolved solids in the US are calcium...

Almost all dissolved solids in the US are calcium and magnesium carbonates. One can read the annual water quality report found online at the water utility to find this information.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By estación seca
You can read notes of Brandon's talk to the...

You can read notes of Brandon's talk to the Desert Valley Orchid Society (DVOS) on how he grows Paphs. Use Advanced Search to search on "Tam" and my partial username "estación seca" - note the search...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 01-25-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By estación seca
Laelia gouldiana 'Greta Garbo'

Growing in the crotch of a jacaranda tree at my mom's house in Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. She lives less than a mile inland from the Interstate 5 freeway. It has made one spike each...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-23-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By estación seca
What are your temperatures and humidity? This is...

What are your temperatures and humidity? This is a warm-growing, humidity-loving species.

When you say poor medium, do you mean old or something else?

Phals usually carry more leaves in warm,...
Forum: Hybrids 01-23-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By estación seca
Phal. violacea and other star-flowered species...

Phal. violacea and other star-flowered species also have much warmer temperatures in habitat than most people keep in their houses. In summer when my growing area is hot I don't worry at all about...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-23-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,599
Posted By estación seca
Agree. I wait until they come off with the...

Agree. I wait until they come off with the gentlest tug. This is many months after they begin turning yellow. If you pull too hard or too early you will pull the plant out of the pot or break off the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-23-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By estación seca
I think your mix will be fine.

I think your mix will be fine.
Forum: Propagation 01-22-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By estación seca
It's too small. Let it get 2-3 good sized leaves...

It's too small. Let it get 2-3 good sized leaves and more roots the size of the biggest one. Just cut it off with a sterile razor blade or hobby knife. Pot it into your favorite Phal potting mix and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-22-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By estación seca
Will your home be warmer in spring or summer? I...

Will your home be warmer in spring or summer? I agree the medium looks OK for now, and that repotting after more than 2 years is a good idea. However, if you will have warmer ambient temperatures in...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-22-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! When you say...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

When you say it's small, how small? Very small seedlings need smaller particles than what is in the mix you bought.
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