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Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Roberta
That is really beautiful!

That is really beautiful!
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Roberta
Possible, even likely. But also not particularly...

Possible, even likely. But also not particularly harmful - these Oncidium relatives often get ugly leaves. You can try treating with a fungicide, which may stop the spread. but the plant will...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,390
Posted By Roberta
Congratulations on the award! How thrilling to...

Congratulations on the award! How thrilling to nurture it to that recognition!
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Roberta
That definitely does not look like virus. Those...

That definitely does not look like virus. Those lighter areas look like no big issue at all. Relax and enjoy your orchids. Grow them for the flowers, don't stress over a few imperfections on the...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,203
Posted By Roberta
The plant looks beautiful! At least another year...

The plant looks beautiful! At least another year before it fills the pot, though... Odds are great for flowers!
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-12-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Roberta
Another thing to keep an eye on... as long as the...

Another thing to keep an eye on... as long as the pseudobulb is firm (even if wrinkly) it's OK. The wrinkles could be due to loss of roots on the old pseudobulbs (which happens in the course of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-12-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Roberta
That new growth almost looks like it got broken,...

That new growth almost looks like it got broken, or else munched. ES has a point on watering - that stalite holds none. But I have found that Catts tend to grow best once they escape from the pot -...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-12-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! Those new spikes are not only...

First, Welcome!
Those new spikes are not only normal, they are wonderful! Those plants are thriving in your care... whatever you are doing, keep on doing it!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-11-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Roberta
The show is starting! First flowers open on L....

The show is starting! First flowers open on L. pupurata and L. lobata f. alba . More to open in a few days and these will reach their optimum form (and the pure white of the flowers will develop...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 06-11-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Roberta
Specific cultivars of Coel. cristata may be more...

Specific cultivars of Coel. cristata may be more compact (the result of line breeding for that characteristic). In general, the species likes to ramble. I have seen some enormous specimen plants -...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 06-11-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
I looked this one up... 10 deg C is much too...

I looked this one up... 10 deg C is much too cold for it. All of the species making up this hybrid are warm growers. Tropical. So it should get Phalaenopsis temperatures (inside the house, nights...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 06-11-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Roberta
It looks great. You can start fertilizing......

It looks great. You can start fertilizing... along with the existing roots, it is putting out new ones too. Cyms aren't fragile. I know people who let them dry for a week or so, I just put them back...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-11-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Roberta
There is a big difference between seedlings in a...

There is a big difference between seedlings in a compot and random plants placed in the same pot. In the case of seedlings, they are siblings, having shared the same microbiome from infancy. Like a...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-11-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Roberta
I am finding that in general, my Catts do better...

I am finding that in general, my Catts do better in baskets than pots, and they do better in wood baskets than plastic ones. The roots really like the wood. But with roots as aggressive as these, it...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-11-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Roberta
Note that is the only leaf showing the front side...

Note that is the only leaf showing the front side in the photo - which is where the coating mostly is. The other leaves are showing only the back side. I do think it is just the lighting.
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-11-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Roberta
I don't see any evidence of spider mites... what...

I don't see any evidence of spider mites... what I see is the white coating that Rl. digbyana leaves have, especially when grown in high light. (The angle of lighting may have shown it more strongly...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-11-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Roberta
No matter how careful you are to orient the plant...

No matter how careful you are to orient the plant with the growth toward the mount, sometimes the prediction doesn't work out. When this happens to me (and plants do sometimes perversely decide to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Roberta
C. Mahalo Jack is a classic... yes, looked up,...

C. Mahalo Jack is a classic... yes, looked up, that's the parentage. Another nice thing about a lot of the minicatts is that they bloom more than once a year. I suspect that's the influence of...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 06-10-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Roberta
Getting close! I think P. niveum has a...

Getting close! I think P. niveum has a reputation for being difficult to bloom. So looking forward to it!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-10-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,912
Posted By Roberta
Welcome! It sure does qualify! Beautiful roots!

Welcome! It sure does qualify! Beautiful roots!
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 06-10-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
A few months is not enough to get a deficiency...

A few months is not enough to get a deficiency issue, maybe after a few years... a very good Dracula grower that I know recommends about once a month for Dracs where she gives it to her Masdevallias...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 06-10-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
Looks a little like damage from a munching pest. ...

Looks a little like damage from a munching pest. But, how long have you had it with no fertilizer? At some point nutritional deficiency can't be ruled out. Dracs are really light feeders so it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Roberta
Nothing wrong with the plant that I can see. The...

Nothing wrong with the plant that I can see. The flower spike is done, that's normal. Now, just continue with good care for the plant, so that it produces a new spike and more flowers - typically,...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 06-10-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Roberta
It looks like the sort of fungal issue that...

It looks like the sort of fungal issue that happens when water - especially cold water- sits on leaves. And Zygos tend to get ugly leaves anyway. I don't think that the black spots are worrisome. ...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 06-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Roberta
That new growth looks great. And those old canes...

That new growth looks great. And those old canes could still surprise you. (some bloom at times other than spring) If it is still too young, the odds for next year (on the growth that's new now)...
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