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Search: Posts Made By: Roberta
Forum: Species Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,113
Posted By Roberta
You'd better not get Maxillaria reichenheimiana...

You'd better not get Maxillaria reichenheimiana (http://orchidcentral.org/Images/Zygo-Lycaste-Stanhopea-Maxillaria/Species/2822P_Max%20reichenheimiana.jpg)

The spots belong there!
Forum: Species Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,113
Posted By Roberta
I would not recommend scrubbing leaves. If a...

I would not recommend scrubbing leaves. If a mild wash doesn't remove spots. leave them. You don't want to damage the leaf cuticle.
Forum: Members' Displays Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 59,369
Posted By Roberta
Schoenorchis juncifolia is a really cute plant....

Schoenorchis juncifolia is a really cute plant. It is super-forgiving (it grows and blooms outside for me too, my climate is a lot colder especially in winter) Doesn't get particularly intimate with...
Forum: Members' Displays Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 59,369
Posted By Roberta
2 looks a lot like Schoenorchis juncifolia. DC,...

2 looks a lot like Schoenorchis juncifolia. DC, did I guess it?
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By Roberta
Whichever works better for you. If basket, no...

Whichever works better for you. If basket, no medium or large bark. The plant and root system look quite well developed enough to not need much help with moisture. These do want to dry out between...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By Roberta
You don't have to get every bit that is stuck to...

You don't have to get every bit that is stuck to roots... root preservation is key. But if the wood is rotted, it will be easy to pick out most of it, since it is soft and coming apart.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 10-25-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Roberta
I don't see problems on the flowers. But if you...

I don't see problems on the flowers. But if you are concerned, you can get some test strips, the only sure way to test for virus. The flowers are beautiful, though... even if it tests positive, if...
Forum: Propagation 10-25-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
I'd wait until it stops blooming. The roots are...

I'd wait until it stops blooming. The roots are long enough to sustain it though it's rather small. On the other hand... if you just leave it, just another source of flowers. You'd definitely need...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-25-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By Roberta
It definitely can come back. If the mount is...

It definitely can come back. If the mount is rotted, you can easily remove it (likely it will crumble) and then you can remount, or put in an open basket with minimal medium. If the old mount doesn't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-25-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Roberta
It's worth a try, as a learning experience if...

It's worth a try, as a learning experience if nothing else. If it is working on a new leaf, it may grow some roots too. Remember, orchids do everything slooowly. Keeping humidity around it (like...
Forum: Species 10-25-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,113
Posted By Roberta
Lemon juice will, indeed, dissolve hard water...

Lemon juice will, indeed, dissolve hard water deposits. But unless very dilute, it's also pretty strongly acidic... I'd worry that it could also damage leaves. When it comes to orchids, personally...
Forum: Species 10-25-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,113
Posted By Roberta
Lemon juice is pretty acidic. You could try...

Lemon juice is pretty acidic. You could try wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or tissue moistened in a solution of half water, half milk. But why do it? You can polish up leaves when you are...
Forum: Members' Displays 10-25-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 59,369
Posted By Roberta
Wowza...

Wowza...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-24-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! Black spots on roots appear...

First, Welcome!

Black spots on roots appear quite routinely. No big deal. Those look like happy plants!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-24-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Roberta
Do you have any measurement of the pH of the...

Do you have any measurement of the pH of the fertilizer solution? (Cheap meters are pretty inaccurate but give an idea, test paper is likely more accurate) I'm using RO for fertilizer now (with MSU...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-24-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Roberta
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-24-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Roberta
Looks good! Will they have enough light? You...

Looks good! Will they have enough light? You may want to consider some supplemental light - especially as days grow shorter. Doesn't have to be fancy... if you have some natural light, then...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-24-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Roberta
Obsession...

Obsession (http://orchidcentral.org/WebPages/Obsession.html) :biggrin:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-24-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Roberta
We're all enablers.:lol: A note about...

We're all enablers.:lol:

A note about temperature and Phal blooming... the commercial growers have this down to a fine science. It's all about money - the orchid that blooms the week before...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-24-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 32,367
Posted By Roberta
That is a root machine! Don't put it in the...

That is a root machine! Don't put it in the bedroom, those roots might just grab you while you sleep...:roll: :scratchhead:
Forum: Vendor Feedback 10-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By Roberta
The selection varies depending on what is...

The selection varies depending on what is growing... since they breed most of their own product I suspect that they aren't so much harmed by the supply problems as other vendors, but when something...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-24-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Roberta
I don't know if the light green zone is a...

I don't know if the light green zone is a problem, but Vandas DO need more fertilizer than most orchids.

How are you managing watering? Ideal is a small amount of fertilizer with each watering....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-23-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Roberta
My lights were very visible when approaching my...

My lights were very visible when approaching my condo - the room where the plants were located was ablaze far into the evening. I am surprised that I didn't have police knocking at my door wondering...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-23-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Roberta
These look like hybrid Vandas, which probably...

These look like hybrid Vandas, which probably need to be brought inside, since they like to be on the warm side. There are cold-tolerant Vandas but unless you know that these have those species in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-23-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Roberta
I wouldn't even worry about the roots sometimes...

I wouldn't even worry about the roots sometimes pointing upwards... that's not unnatural. Some (like Dendrobiums, Cymbidiums, Ansellia) send a bunch of roots upwards anyway (especially as the pot...
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