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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board!

Welcome to the Orchid Board!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By estación seca
Vanda root diameter is related to ambient...

Vanda root diameter is related to ambient humidity. Larger with good humidity. Plants with Neo/Vanda falcata ancestry have smaller roots.

Root growth is fast in good conditions.

Leaves should...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By estación seca
First might be Cattleya (old Laelia) purpurata or...

First might be Cattleya (old Laelia) purpurata or a hybrid, because it's late in the year for flowering. Second two are hybrids.
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By estación seca
Yes, probably a hybrid involving Den....

Yes, probably a hybrid involving Den. phalaenopsis and antelope types.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 306
Posted By estación seca
Alan spoke to our club Sep 16. He still sells...

Alan spoke to our club Sep 16. He still sells plants. I bought some. His Web site is gone. I didn't ask him about that.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By estación seca
Is it getting any magnesium?

Is it getting any magnesium?
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Yesterday, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By estación seca
You're only supposed to use the kelp once a month.

You're only supposed to use the kelp once a month.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 306
Posted By estación seca
Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids says he got 2...

Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids says he got 2 walkeriana flowerings per year when he lived in Los Angeles, about 34 degrees North, but only 1 per year near Sacramento, about 38 degrees North. The...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By estación seca
I haven't grown them, but I've seen a vendor...

I haven't grown them, but I've seen a vendor mount wet-growing Bulbophyllums on a moss-filled tube of plastic fencing material.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-22-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 306
Posted By estación seca
Walkeriana grows on deciduous trees. It likes...

Walkeriana grows on deciduous trees. It likes lower light in summer and higher in winter.

Read this famous post:
C walkeriana - Tips for Growing &amp; Blooming...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-22-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By estación seca
Same care for seedling and adult Vandas. High...

Same care for seedling and adult Vandas. High light, water every day, heavy fertilizer use.

Go to Motes Orchids and sign up for their newsletter. They hybridize and sell a lot of Vandas. Every...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! It's a...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

It's a Phalaenopsis. It looks good other than not being watered enough. If there are drain holes in the container, I would thoroughly soak it now by putting it into a...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-22-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By estación seca
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Orchid Lounge 09-22-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By estación seca
I suggest you look for a nearby orchid society.

I suggest you look for a nearby orchid society.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By estación seca
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers kill most bacteria...

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers kill most bacteria and fungi, and most viruses. Alcohol is not as good killing fungal nor bacterial spores, and it isn't that good at killing mosaic viruses. Handwashing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By estación seca
I myself would not pull it off the mount so as...

I myself would not pull it off the mount so as not to do that much root damage going into winter on the east coast.

Most fungus detest acidic pH. Most dicot roots tolerate acidic pH better than do...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By estación seca
You're fussing too much. Fussing too much is a...

You're fussing too much. Fussing too much is a primary cause of orchid death. Most YouTube videos are dramatic in order to get people so excited they watch more, and make money for the creator. Most...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-22-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 147
Posted By estación seca
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-22-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By estación seca
Welcome to the Orchid Board! These things...

Welcome to the Orchid Board!

These things happen. So long as the leaves look normal I don't bother with them.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By estación seca
I did bacteriology research as an undergrad, and...

I did bacteriology research as an undergrad, and work in surgical operating rooms now. 225 F / 121C of dry heat for any length of time won't kill spores on something like wood, with innumerable nooks...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By estación seca
The overhead fluorescent light in most markets is...

The overhead fluorescent light in most markets is plenty to keep Phals alive. I think the problems are related to in-store temperatures and irregular or no watering. Stores around here are kept too...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-21-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 306
Posted By estación seca
I wouldn't drop the shade that much without...

I wouldn't drop the shade that much without strong air circulation.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-21-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By estación seca
Yes, plenty of roots if you water enough.

Yes, plenty of roots if you water enough.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By estación seca
The people who have written above understand...

The people who have written above understand this, but for people learning about fertilizer: Watering every time with a relatively dilute fertilizer solution instead of plain water makes a lot of...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 09-21-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By estación seca
It looks good. Use the Kelpak once a month at the...

It looks good. Use the Kelpak once a month at the concentration on the label. Water Vandas at least once a day - completely soak the roots so they turn dark green.
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