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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Ray
I have run across several people on Facebook who...

I have run across several people on Facebook who use a wick to supply water to LECA in a variant of s/h culture. I don’t know why they do that, as submerging the bottom of the LECA in the reservoir...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Ray
I favor plastic over glass. Easier to drill ...

I favor plastic over glass.

Easier to drill
Harder to break
Does not have to be transparent
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Ray
Yes, I think it's safe, because my experience...

Yes, I think it's safe, because my experience tells me they do little to nothing.

They're supposed to enhance nutrient uptake, and that may be advantageous in fast-growing plants, but it seems to...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Ray
In my experience, cymbidiums tend to grow their...

In my experience, cymbidiums tend to grow their thick roots significantly downward. When putting any plant into S/H culture, it is important to not plant it with its roots submerged in the reservoir...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Ray
Such spotting is quite common, especially if...

Such spotting is quite common, especially if mother is a lot of smaller vanda (formerly ascocentrum) in the background.

The roots look like they are jest kept too dry.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Ray
It’s kind of hard to tell from those photos, but...

It’s kind of hard to tell from those photos, but the mottled-leaved plant simply looks like it is losing an old growth. If anything, I’d bet on a bacterial infection, not fungal.

I see nothing on...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 05-12-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Ray
Chula orchids has a large array of sizes. ...

Chula orchids has a large array of sizes.

https://www.chulaorchids.com/orchid-bands.html
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-12-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Ray
Another great catt, Sam!

Another great catt, Sam!
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 05-11-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Ray
The parents are now considered Vanda miniata and...

The parents are now considered Vanda miniata and Phalaenopsis pulcherrima, making the hybrid Vandaenopsis (Vdnps) Pulcherrimin.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 05-11-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By Ray
Welcome to the board. Important Orchid...

Welcome to the board.

Important Orchid Growing Concept #1: Unlike terrestrial plants that do almost all of their respiratory gas exchange through their roots, epiphytic orchids do a great deal of...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 05-10-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-10-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Ray
To the best of my knowledge, it's reasonably...

To the best of my knowledge, it's reasonably applicable across the board.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-09-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Ray
Actually, all three are quite mobile. Calcium is...

Actually, all three are quite mobile. Calcium is the least mobile.

I've attached a scan from Marschner Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants that shows a few symptoms of deficiencies and toxicities....
Forum: Growing Under Lights 05-09-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Ray
No, it means the human eye, having no green...

No, it means the human eye, having no green reflected to it, perceives the vegetation as almost being black.



From what I’ve read, illicit pot growers were the first to adopt their use in...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 05-08-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Ray
Several years ago I purchased a few hybrids. I...

Several years ago I purchased a few hybrids. I grew them in semi-hydroponics, using LECA in a clay pot standing in a tray of water. The extra evaporative cooling was a "plus" in that case.

In...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 05-08-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Ray
Plants use the entire visible spectrum and then...

Plants use the entire visible spectrum and then some.

Red/blue (often called "blurple") LEDs came into being when folks were illegally growing pot. The "criminals" were often caught by monitoring...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Ray
This is a great contradictory demonstration of...

This is a great contradictory demonstration of why advice can be so dicey - it depends much more about the combination of all of your cultural conditions than the plant itself, so without knowing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-05-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Ray
TDS meters are merely (and usually cheap) EC...

TDS meters are merely (and usually cheap) EC meters to which an arbitrary “conversion factor” is built into the circuitry. More often than not it’s standardized to NaCl content in distilled water,...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 05-05-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Ray
Interestingly enough, aerial roots seem to adapt...

Interestingly enough, aerial roots seem to adapt nicely when submerged in media.
Forum: Identification Forum 05-03-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Ray
“Elephant’s tongue” is Haemanthus albiflos

“Elephant’s tongue” is Haemanthus albiflos
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-03-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Ray
I think you’d be fine just collecting and using...

I think you’d be fine just collecting and using the rainwater, as-is. Moss on the roof is unlikely to add dissolved mineral to the water.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 05-02-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Ray
Young lady: Keep doing what you're doing!

Young lady: Keep doing what you're doing!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-30-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Ray
Nutrients being “locked out” or the plant’s...

Nutrients being “locked out” or the plant’s inability to take them up is the fallacy of the argument.

Unless the pH is extremely high or extremely low, the nutrient ions in solution stay in the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-30-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Ray
I have grown a couple of prosthechea species in...

I have grown a couple of prosthechea species in S/H culture.

I am not aware of any plant that “wants” to dry out. Those that get a “rest”, often are getting “no food” rather than “no water”.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-29-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Ray
Right from the start, considering the inert...

Right from the start, considering the inert nature of LECA, I was fanatic about adjusting the pH of the fertilizer solution.

However, I have since learned that the plant and the microbes...
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