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Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-28-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
While I think orchids can "adapt" to a limited...

While I think orchids can "adapt" to a limited degree to other-than-optimal growing conditions, we must keep in mind that they are niche plants, with very specific, individual cultural needs. If you...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-28-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Ray
Roots don't die from exposure to water, and don't...

Roots don't die from exposure to water, and don't need to dry out between waterings.

In classic "overwatering", the issue is that the potting medium is too dense, whether that be due to the use...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-28-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
It’s all about resources and culture. A...

It’s all about resources and culture.

A plant used water, air, and minerals to produce a number of phytochemicals that are its fuel and building blocks. The first priority is staying alive. If...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-28-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Ray
Probably insufficient humidity, but could be due...

Probably insufficient humidity, but could be due to insufficient watering, which limits the internal water pressure needed to inflate them.

The problem with so-called “overwatering” isn’t so much...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 11-28-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Ray
That’s how it grows when it isn’t getting enough...

That’s how it grows when it isn’t getting enough water, whether that is because of underwatering or if the root system is compromised.

A well-grown plant with have thick, shiny pseudobulbs.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-24-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Ray
“Thumbs up”

“Thumbs up”
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-24-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Ray
100% agreed. I once had a customer email me,...

100% agreed.

I once had a customer email me, complaining that a plant I sold him was infested with something (I don’t recall what it was). I was confused, as I hadn’t ever seen that pest in my...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-24-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Ray
If you got one plant with mealies, why would you...

If you got one plant with mealies, why would you expect a replacement - likely grown right along side that one - to be insect-free?

Personally, I’d email the vendor and inform them that they sold...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 11-23-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Ray
I think taxonomists are insane. Plants with...

I think taxonomists are insane.

Plants with different flower and/or flowering structures should be considered to be different genera.

Coelogyne and dendrochilum should remain separate, and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-23-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By Ray
I suspect that’s more likely a result of...

I suspect that’s more likely a result of “cultural and mechanical abuse” than a virus, but you’ll not know for sure without testing.
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 11-22-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Ray
We have a fridge in the garage for beverages and...

We have a fridge in the garage for beverages and overflow foods, so that’s the one I used.

Unfortunately, the second winter I did that, my wife decided to clean it out and thought they were...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 11-22-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Ray
FWIW, I unpotted mine and stuck them in the...

FWIW, I unpotted mine and stuck them in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 11-21-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Ray
Just a reminder that today is your last chance to...

Just a reminder that today is your last chance to take advantage of this opportunity, which ends at midnight (EDT).
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-21-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Ray
Yes. I have found, in general, that most...

Yes.

I have found, in general, that most orchids do well when getting a 75-125ppm N solution weekly, so when I "fertigate" them as often as you, I stick to 25 ppm N.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 11-21-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Ray
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-21-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Ray
High heat, high humidity, lots of water, lots of...

High heat, high humidity, lots of water, lots of bugs
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-20-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Ray
That strikes me as a very odd schedule. ...

That strikes me as a very odd schedule. Consider that an active ebb-and-flow hydroponic setup will expose the roots for a matter of minutes, then drain, exposing the roots to air, with that cycle...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-20-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Ray
Both may be appropriate. An orchid doesn’t...

Both may be appropriate.

An orchid doesn’t “want” or “prefer” a particular potting medium or container. What it needs is an appropriate set of growing conditions, which may-, or may not include...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-19-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Ray
If it has added that many roots, something is...

If it has added that many roots, something is going well.

How often are you wetting the roots?

How often are you feeding it, at what concentration and with what fertilizer formula.

I agree...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-19-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By Ray
Based upon your comments, it is apparent that...

Based upon your comments, it is apparent that you’ve picked up the incorrect understanding of “watering” orchids.

In epiphytic orchids, most of the gas exchange is done through the roots, as...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-19-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Ray
I agree with instability , and will add that if...

I agree with instability , and will add that if the medium is dry and absorbent, it can literally desiccate the tips that come in contact with it. I’ve usually only seen that with LECA, but I...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-19-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Ray
I’ll take those bonus points - my Nepenthes get...

I’ll take those bonus points - my Nepenthes get Kelpak monthly just like my orchids (and Quantum, but never fertilizer), at the same 1:250 concentration.

I have a N. ventrata that was acquired...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 11-18-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-18-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Ray
My guess is watering and/or humidity issues.

My guess is watering and/or humidity issues.
Forum: Hybrids 11-17-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ray
Larger plant = more chemical reserves = greater...

Larger plant = more chemical reserves = greater likelihood of blooming.

Read: Support the Reserves (https://firstrays.com/support-the-reserves/)
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