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Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-23-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
What South Park said . . . no hydrogen peroxide. ...

What South Park said . . . no hydrogen peroxide. Especially on the roots. HP kills roots.

I think you are over-thinking growing this plant. Keep it simple. To grow, the plant needs leaves,...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 10-22-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Stonedragonfarms and Roberta, thanks for your...

Stonedragonfarms and Roberta, thanks for your posts.

Since it isn't an emergency, I think I will follow the advice to wait until spring.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 10-22-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Cymbidium re-potting: is Autumn OK?

I only have one Cymbidium, a C. Tommy 'Sweet Lime' I got as a division from a former member on OB. It is a pendant-spiked plant, warm tolerant, a reliable blooming plant.

Busy with work and other...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-17-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 51,924
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'm not on OB as often as I used to be. That...

I'm not on OB as often as I used to be. That there is a Tantrum or Rant thread . . . something I hadn't noticed before, and sort of amusing, in a threw-up-in-my-mouth-a-little-bit sort of way!
...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-17-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Find a systemic insecticide (I recommend those...

Find a systemic insecticide (I recommend those containing imidacloprid). As Ray said, treat the medium as well as the leaves etc. Repeat per instructions on package.

Treatment should include any...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-15-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thanks It's a tool rack actually. For rakes,...

Thanks

It's a tool rack actually. For rakes, shovels, hoes, picks, soil augers, sledgehammers, mauls, everything down to pruning shears size.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-15-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I am seeing white oval objects with threadlike...

I am seeing white oval objects with threadlike appendages in that photo.

That's a mealybug for sure. I think different from a juvenile scale insect which is the only other thing that might look...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-15-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Fuerte Ray's post reminded me of recently...

Fuerte Ray's post reminded me of recently recycling in the OTHER direction.

When I was a graduate student, I built a plant stand with fluorescent lights for my modest orchid collection. I built...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-08-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Hi Bodil88 When re-potting, I would just...

Hi Bodil88

When re-potting, I would just recommend washing loose debris off of the roots with clean tap water. Emphasis on removing LOOSE debris, if the roots hold it tightly, don't worry about...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-06-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Hi H.D Quick answer is yes, orchids can and...

Hi H.D

Quick answer is yes, orchids can and do grow from seed. The videos K-Sci posted are a good place to look if you are curious.

A few precautions:

1. If you see orchid seed offered...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 09-26-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
My grandmother had one of those trees. The local...

My grandmother had one of those trees. The local nickname was 'Indiana banana' (I grew up in central Indiana).

I like them as a kid . . . until I found out I was allergic to them!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
FWIW, the article I linked to explains that N and...

FWIW, the article I linked to explains that N and P are bound in plant organic matter (such as organic matter substratum accumulated on tree "crotches" in a forest), requiring decomposition...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Or for an alternate view on orchid dry matter...

Or for an alternate view on orchid dry matter chemistry, see: (PDF) Correlation studies on nutrient content of epiphytic orchids and associated substratum...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-18-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Actually, the (Ohio) buckeye is Aesculus glabra,...

Actually, the (Ohio) buckeye is Aesculus glabra, which has poisonous seeds, and also has leaves and twigs that stink when crushed, so it's a perfect mascot for Ohio State. You're welcome.

The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-26-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I stay away from EBay sellers unless I know them,...

I stay away from EBay sellers unless I know them, or I know of them from a grower whose opinion I trust.

Ditto Amazon etc.

Too many quality orchid nurseries that deserve / need business, no...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-19-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It's spam Ray.

It's spam Ray.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-19-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I agree with Ray's fungicide recommendation. ...

I agree with Ray's fungicide recommendation.

I would also add that you should provide soluble calcium and magnesium. Low concentration provided on a regular basis with routine watering. Gypsum (or...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-08-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Try your local hydroponics store. They are more...

Try your local hydroponics store. They are more likely to offer net pots, rather than slotted pots.

Especially good to find are hydroponics stores that are capable of offering advice on more than...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-08-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I make mounts. Decorative wood mounts are...

I make mounts.

Decorative wood mounts are made from natural heart-of-pine that has weathered. Usually just cut to desired size, attach a hanger wire, that's it. The occasional mount may need more...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
You can also grow that species on a mount. Mine...

You can also grow that species on a mount. Mine does pretty well that way.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-17-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Although such growths are often called a basal...

Although such growths are often called a basal keiki, it is probably best to think of it as a branch off the main plant.

If it were mine, I would let it grow, rather than remove it.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-17-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,292
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I'd at least give it a try. TBH, that KLN I used...

I'd at least give it a try. TBH, that KLN I used was years ago, I don't recall it having a date. I had read (again, years ago) that KLN tends to lose potency. It's good that yours is "use by"...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-17-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,292
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I wouldn't dismiss any root growth stimulant, as...

I wouldn't dismiss any root growth stimulant, as long as you know what's in it (I don't use Super thrive - nope, not me). Kelp extract, go for it. I've used KLN successfully (must have been a fresh...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-17-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,292
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
K-sci, your climate is similar to mine. As long...

K-sci, your climate is similar to mine. As long as that back bulb section remains together, and you have some viable dormant "eyes" (lateral meristems), you have a reasonably good chance at...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-03-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Probably a mild case of edema (also sometimes...

Probably a mild case of edema (also sometimes spelled oedema).

It can be caused by uneven watering; a response to too much water during growth, or sometimes temperature changes.

Mild cases are...
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