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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By Fairorchids
L. anceps, fma. coerulea, 'Elizabeth's Eyes' AM/AOS

Over the summer I came across a mother division, from a grower in CA. I could not resist it, and it is now the first anceps to bloom this season.

It came in with two leads, and promptly produced...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-03-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Fairorchids
I heard of a Paph shipped from New Zealand to the...

I heard of a Paph shipped from New Zealand to the US.

It first bloomed in July (= winter in NZ). The next blooming was in October, and the 3rd blooming was in February, so that plant took 18+...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-01-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Fairorchids
From the time that you can clearly see the bud,...

From the time that you can clearly see the bud, it only takes 'Maudiaes' (mottled leaf hybrids) 4-6 weeks to open the flower. However, the bud formed several months before you could see it (buds...
Forum: Members' Displays 11-30-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Fairorchids
I have never been to the keys. If you need some...

I have never been to the keys. If you need some help with minor construction, give me a shout.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-30-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Fairorchids
A lot of confusion results, when someone who does...

A lot of confusion results, when someone who does not understand genetics, tries to improve on a plant through sib crosses - with plants that may or may not belong to the same variety.

The same...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Fairorchids
The occasional flower problems are often blamed...

The occasional flower problems are often blamed on irregular watering during bud development (which takes 5-6 months in most Paphs, and up to 8-9 months in Paph malipoense).

I can't tell whether...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-28-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Fairorchids
Den. spectabile tends to grow tall. I got some...

Den. spectabile tends to grow tall. I got some of the ('Hoosier' x 'Shorty') seedlings, and have seen these spike on canes as short as about 10".
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 11-28-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Fairorchids
Even the nurseries, which do their own breeding,...

Even the nurseries, which do their own breeding, usually only do so within a few or several genera. They also buy material from other nurseries, in order to broaden their offering.

Also keep in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Fairorchids
If water pools on top of the spaghnum when you...

If water pools on top of the spaghnum when you first water, then you have:
A. Packed it too tight in the pot.
B. Watered too late, after it dried out.

I use a lot of spaghnum (all Paphs,...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 11-26-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Fairorchids
Agree, they need their feet in organic mix to...

Agree, they need their feet in organic mix to start.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-26-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Fairorchids
You can repot Cymbidium any time of the year...

You can repot Cymbidium any time of the year (though early spring is preferred), even if the plant is in bud.

Obviously, if the plant is in bud, be careful not to break the spike.

Since...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-23-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Fairorchids
This is a Dendrobium phalaenopsis type hybrid. ...

This is a Dendrobium phalaenopsis type hybrid.

Photos do not show any obvious damage. Why do you think you need to treat it?
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-22-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Fairorchids
Most V. (Neofinetia) falcata hybrids have...

Most V. (Neofinetia) falcata hybrids have significant cold tolerance (I had a Pink Fairy [NF x P. teres] survive 18F).

However, this particular grex seems to be different. Just checked my photo...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Fairorchids
This plant could be cut, but you will only get...

This plant could be cut, but you will only get top piece out of it. If you wait till it is 5-6' tall, you will likely be be able to cut at a point, where some leaves remain on the bottom portion. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-21-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Fairorchids
Some plants tend to climb (new growths come out...

Some plants tend to climb (new growths come out higher than the previous growth).

It is important to plant the front of the plant at the correct depth, so future growth will do well. If that...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 11-17-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Fairorchids
You have two mottled leaf plants, 'Maudiae' types...

You have two mottled leaf plants, 'Maudiae' types (sub-genus Sigmatopetalum).
Pinochio & Avalon Mist are sequential bloomers (sub-genus cochlopetalum).

All 4 need low light (same as...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Fairorchids
For a while Popow listed plants on Ebay, for...

For a while Popow listed plants on Ebay, for delivery to the US through Miami (as I recall it).

I tried to make them reasonable offers on several items, but they never responded.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Fairorchids
Cymbidiums require no rest period. They grow...

Cymbidiums require no rest period.

They grow year round (albeit slower in the winter).

It is the only genus, which I fertilize at full strength according to fertilizer manufacturer...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Fairorchids
Roberta, You are entirely correct. ...

Roberta,

You are entirely correct.

However, we started with specifically aggregatum.

I expanded my response to also cover the Australians (kingianum & speciosum) and nobile/nobile...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Fairorchids
To go back to your question, yes, temperature...

To go back to your question, yes, temperature reduction is part of the trigger mechanism, and so is an increase in light. These plants come from deciduous montane forests, which have a distinct dry...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Fairorchids
I have never given Neos a winter rest, other than...

I have never given Neos a winter rest, other than the reduced watering frequency I apply to the entire greenhouse.
In the past I went from twice a week to once a week.
In current greenhouse, I...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 11-16-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Fairorchids
@ Keysguy I have been invited, and I plan to...

@ Keysguy
I have been invited, and I plan to come (I have the show up on my show schedule on my web site).

One key to a successful show, is to have vendors that are not in direct competition with...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-16-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Fairorchids
Yours is still a young plant, with a first bloom....

Yours is still a young plant, with a first bloom.

Mature plants have PBs about 3 times taller. When it gets there, you will get more flowers on each inflorescence.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-15-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Fairorchids
Vanda Ambrosian Discovery

Purchased this primary hybrid (V. tricolor, var. suavis x V. insignis) from Motes a couple of years ago as a large seedling. I think it bloomed first time last year. This year:

In May it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Fairorchids
In nature seedlings typically germinate at the...

In nature seedlings typically germinate at the base of the mother plant, and thus start in deep shade.

In the lab flasks get enough light to get the seeds to germinate and grow some. However,...
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