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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Roberta
Wow, REALLY flat!

Wow, REALLY flat!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Roberta
Agree with Claypot ... probably underwatering....

Agree with Claypot ... probably underwatering. Oncidiums (and relatives) need to stay a lot more damp than Phalaenopsis or Cattleyas. I'd suggest, giving the pot a really good bath under the faucet...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! You should not be watering...

First, Welcome!

You should not be watering your Fdk... wait for the new growth. Losing those small, old pseudobulbs is, I think, just force of nature. The plant is done with them. If it is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Just a side note... shows are still pretty sparse...

Just a side note... shows are still pretty sparse (Santa Barbara just got cancelled due to COVID) there is one in the Orange County area - at the Westminster Mall, Feb 11-13, that will have a good...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Those coastal breezes may be cool, but proximity...

Those coastal breezes may be cool, but proximity to the ocean also tempers the heat. The OP mentioned living about 5 miles from the coast. That's about my distance as well. I have found it to be ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Roberta
Shadeflower, how do you know that I don't grow...

Shadeflower, how do you know that I don't grow seedlings? Fact is, I have plenty that started out that way - and then grew up. You just keep on doing what works for you, but don't make assumptions...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Roberta
Phals seem to tolerate repotting while blooming....

Phals seem to tolerate repotting while blooming. I'd go ahead and pot that one up, in a well-drained medium. (Like medium bark) Let the roots turn silvery before watering again - the open medium...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Both of those would be excellent. I don't think...

Both of those would be excellent. I don't think that you can give L. anceps too much light... mine are up high above the Cyms in the brightest part of the yard, and I haven't toasted one yet. The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Because there are spaces where the shadecloth...

Because there are spaces where the shadecloth doesn't cover, it looks to me like orchids should do well out there... might not be enough light to bloom Cymbidiums (but give them a try), but lots of...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Roberta
Given that orchids need very little fertilizer...

Given that orchids need very little fertilizer (and the micro orchids even less) I'd agree that other factors (such as light) need to be considered first. And then be patient to evaluate results -...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Roberta
That is really neat! I love both the color and...

That is really neat! I love both the color and the presentation.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Roberta
Leaving it out of medium to dry a bit will do no...

Leaving it out of medium to dry a bit will do no harm and may do some good. Those roots look good. You'd want to let them dry to the point where they look silvery before watering again. Phals do...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By Roberta
Money spent is for a good cause, conservation of...

Money spent is for a good cause, conservation of North American native orchids. (All of which are endangered...) These aren't intended to be a replacement for the real orchids (most of which one...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-14-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Roberta
I grow both (outside) and treat them the same. ...

I grow both (outside) and treat them the same. So both have cold tolerance.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Roberta
I have had Catasetums (including species) that...

I have had Catasetums (including species) that may bloom in the spring, and then again in the late summer. (Ctsm. expansum is especially robust that way) I'll take flowers any time that these great...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Roberta
The answer to "before or after" is "yes".... it...

The answer to "before or after" is "yes".... it depends on which one. I have a Catamodes (catasetum x mormodes) that has been blooming for a month, with two pathetic leaves... definitely well into...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Roberta
Whether 6 ml of fertilizer in 1 L is too much...

Whether 6 ml of fertilizer in 1 L is too much depends on the strength of the liquid fertilizer (which is going to be mostly water)... most of us use dissolved and diluted fertilizer that comes as a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Roberta
I would not cut the leaves off the Catasetum,...

I would not cut the leaves off the Catasetum, just stop watering to push dormancy. It will drop its leaves naturally. For the Dendrobium, again just reduce watering. I have found that most of the...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 01-14-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Roberta
Cymbidiums in general don't rest in winter. They...

Cymbidiums in general don't rest in winter. They are growing... as yours is. (There are exceptions to every generalization about orchids... Cym. canaliculatum needs to be drier in winter, but you're...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 01-13-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Roberta
One of the wonderful things about Cyms...in...

One of the wonderful things about Cyms...in winter, when most other plants are not doing much, they are in their glory.
Forum: Connoisseur's corner 01-13-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Roberta
I haven't jumped here though I'm something of a...

I haven't jumped here though I'm something of a coffee snob, my Peet's Coffee is, I think, only available on the west coast of the US. I do like the dark roast - but they are never burnt, just full...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-13-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Roberta
I don't know the species (or even the genus),...

I don't know the species (or even the genus), certainly is an orchid, but if it appeared in your absence, with no care, I think the care is whatever Mother Nature has been providing. How wonderful!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Roberta
If you stake it, allow for growth and watch for...

If you stake it, allow for growth and watch for strain... Mother Nature will probably let it get a graceful curve. A sharp bend, or tying it tightly too far down can cause a spike to snap of it its...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Roberta
It will let you know soon enough when it's...

It will let you know soon enough when it's finally thinking of blooming... Patience, patience..
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Roberta
There are lots of people on the Board who can...

There are lots of people on the Board who can advise better on semi-hydro. Personally, I use bark - fairly large, Orchiata. I repot after maybe 5 years or so, when the plant needs a larger pot. ...
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