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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By Roberta
Right... Albas can be white or green, have some...

Right... Albas can be white or green, have some yellow as well. (In fact, I have an Ansellia africana var. alba that is actually very yellow, var. lutea is a better description , but the alba...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By Roberta
Gorgeous and beautifully grown. The term "alba"...

Gorgeous and beautifully grown. The term "alba" just means that there is no red pigment (anthocyanin). Having yellow, it's still alba. No pink or red.
Forum: Identification Forum Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By Roberta
Drool... wish I could grow those, GH is just too...

Drool... wish I could grow those, GH is just too small. (I do love "weird".)
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Roberta
Can you get metal hardware cloth (of the sort...

Can you get metal hardware cloth (of the sort that is used to make fencing for chickens and such)? Similar configuration, more rigid.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
Actually, this one is Dactylorhiza foliosa which...

Actually, this one is Dactylorhiza foliosa which is native to Madeira crossed with Dactylorhiza purpurella, which is native to Denmark, Great Britain, Norway and Ireland. So... the southern part...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Roberta
I think that they may, indeed, be happier in...

I think that they may, indeed, be happier in Florida... If it works, it's not "wrong". Jeff does live in southern California. I do know that I have gotten small plants from Sunset Valley Orchids...
Forum: Pet Depot Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Roberta
I'm a big fan of shade cloth... most of my yard...

I'm a big fan of shade cloth... most of my yard has 60% shade cloth, because in summer it toasts (full sun, no shading from trees) from about a half hour after sunrise to half an hour before sunset...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Roberta
I would never want to repot any of the...

I would never want to repot any of the Catasetinae when they're in the growth phase. They routinely climb out of pots, it doesn't seem to faze them. (They'll even do "birds-nest" roots like other...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! I would wait to repot -...

First, Welcome!

I would wait to repot - enjoy the flowers. You can clip that bad pseudobulb and pull it out if you want, not likely to disturb anything around it. But Zygos do "sacrifice" old...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 05-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Roberta
I'm glad that Jonathan has an opportunity at...

I'm glad that Jonathan has an opportunity at Andy's. He'll be a huge asset to Andy, who I hope appreciates him properly.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-15-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Roberta
I just water from the top. For a start, enough...

I just water from the top. For a start, enough to get the surface wet. If you want to be on the safe side, start the watering around the sides of the pot rather than where the roots likely are......
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-15-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Roberta
"Buried in the media" is fine - if it is growing...

"Buried in the media" is fine - if it is growing roots in the middle of the pot not the edges, I think it's time to gently start watering. Over the next 2 weeks or so you can increase it, and then...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-14-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Roberta
I just think it's time... I have noticed that...

I just think it's time... I have noticed that where I have somewhat marginal ones (water or not water?) and put them outside with the definitely active ones, the area is getting well-watered, all of...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 05-14-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Roberta
I'd be inclined to start watering. Sometimes I...

I'd be inclined to start watering. Sometimes I also get a "straggler" growth or two after there is one that is running the show. I go ahead and base my watering/fertilizing on that main growth. The...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-14-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Roberta
I'm hoping that some form of Orchids in the Park...

I'm hoping that some form of Orchids in the Park can happen this summer. The club is dependent on the requirements of the Arboretum where they meet and have shows. If not this summer, definitely...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-14-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Roberta
I think that it looks OK. If the moss is fairly...

I think that it looks OK. If the moss is fairly loose, it will maintain air around the roots and dry out readily - desirable! When you water, use enough volume so that it runs out of the pot - that...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-14-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Roberta
That IS a beautiful group of flowers. Best wishes...

That IS a beautiful group of flowers. Best wishes for the plant's continued healthy and blooming!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-14-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Roberta
The yellow spot just looks like some mechanical...

The yellow spot just looks like some mechanical damage. Or maybe an insect bite. Virus is impossible to diagnose visually, but that doesn't even look close.

If a plant DOES have virus, the advice...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-14-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Roberta
Cymbaline - Where are you located? If you are...

Cymbaline -
Where are you located? If you are in the SF Bay area, the SF Orchid Society is having an online sale next month - but no shipping, only local pickup (alas... there are some great plants,...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 05-12-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 86,457
Posted By Roberta
The photo of the set-up shows the scale well! ...

The photo of the set-up shows the scale well! Those are tiny!
Forum: Identification Forum 05-12-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Roberta
If it is Stelis, they like to stay somewhat damp....

If it is Stelis, they like to stay somewhat damp. Perhaps a little less damp than the Masdevallias. Also, they are are definitely not delicate... I have those two species, and they grow like...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-12-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Roberta
Hmmm... I looked around at my own plants to look...

Hmmm... I looked around at my own plants to look for something similar that might give me a clue. Those big, leather-like leaves with no pseudobulbs looks a lot like Stelis purpurea or Stelis maxima....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Roberta
I don't think temperature is an issue even in...

I don't think temperature is an issue even in places like where I live... my Catasetinae are in a nice, warm greenhouse during their dormancy and as they start to emerge from it. One still has to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Roberta
When I can't see what Catasetinae are doing...

When I can't see what Catasetinae are doing root-wise, I wait until I see a second flush of roots starting at the base of the new growth. When those show up, it's probably ready. Soon...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-12-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Roberta
Thanks! It is a rather wonderful place... I do...

Thanks! It is a rather wonderful place... I do love to just wander around each day to find what new might be blooming.
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