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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Shadeflower
Roses, Miracle grow is what all supermarkets...

Roses,
Miracle grow is what all supermarkets stock here. It's the cheapest of the cheap.

That means dirt cheap to buy and the dirt cheapest ingredients.

They contain urea which is toxic to...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Shadeflower
Don't want to divert from these great pots, not...

Don't want to divert from these great pots, not that I think my pot design will. Mainly I hand water too much but I have tried to make a few self watering pots.
Like this one which gets filled once...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Shadeflower
wow, that's impressive. I've never had a...

wow, that's impressive.
I've never had a fragrant Catt stay open that long.
Thanks for the update.
I've been keeping an eye out for a good walkeriana variety but now I definitely need to find one...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Shadeflower
does make you wonder what the grower did who grew...

does make you wonder what the grower did who grew this. First for it to create 3 growths and then for it to produce 6 flower spikes in total.
Even though it looks stressed clearly it was made to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By Shadeflower
But how does that help. I always have to smile a...

But how does that help. I always have to smile a bit when someone has a Eureka moment online discovering something when that discovery won't solve the problem.

Of course now you have a name for it...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Shadeflower
I think it's great levkin and there is certainly...

I think it's great levkin and there is certainly a market.

Everyone has different growing preferences and one of mine is to never soak the pot.

For people that do soak their pots I should...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Shadeflower
great spike. Sure took it's time. I wonder if...

great spike.
Sure took it's time. I wonder if it was just "the time" for that bigger spike to develop but it clearly gave it much more effort this year.
I'm glad I never took the plunge with this...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By Shadeflower
Chytroglossa aurata, growth watch

Does anyone grow a chytroglossa aurata?

It wandered into my shopping basket a while ago and like many mini orchids didn't ever like my conditions. Last year it produced a growth which developed a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Shadeflower
that's good tmoney. From what I understand it is...

that's good tmoney. From what I understand it is meant to be brown. I take it mine is the same but with added nutrients.
I obtained it from a uk nursery that imports and distributes it in smaller...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Shadeflower
Tedro, sending your plant good vibes. This...

Tedro, sending your plant good vibes.

This is the time some might consider "to chop. or not to chop" that flower spike.

Chopping the flower spike might conserve energy but I'm no fan of doing...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By Shadeflower
very ingenious. I can see a few holes in the side...

very ingenious. I can see a few holes in the side of the pot so I take it they are double walled and water gets pumped up a little channel, out the top hole to water the orchid which dribbles through...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 561
Posted By Shadeflower
I've been using Rainmix for the past 8 months....

I've been using Rainmix for the past 8 months. I've come to the conclusion it is not as good as my previous fertilizer.
Long term my cymbs would end up developing brown leaves. Even my fern...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Shadeflower
Thanks for the research Roberta. This is why I...

Thanks for the research Roberta. This is why I have been so confused. There are different formulations.

Tha product specs are what I have too so with the green one for seedlings it can get quite...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Shadeflower
Keith thank you for performing that test. ...

Keith thank you for performing that test.

Your values are what I would have expected.

Mine seems to be much stronger so let me go get a picture of what I have...

It's clealry not the same...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-27-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Shadeflower
Thanks SP :) This one was only bought October...

Thanks SP :)
This one was only bought October last year, it flowered for the first time in February so it's the second flowering this year but also only the second flowering in my care.
Grown...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-27-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By Shadeflower
hey ROBB, unfortunately looks like rot to me....

hey ROBB,
unfortunately looks like rot to me. I don't think there is any saving it.
See what others say.
It's a seedling, they are tricky. Bigger plants are much easier to take care of and less...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-27-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Shadeflower
Rth Orange Nugget

This is my Rth Orange Nugget. An early hybrid of mainly Rl glauca and C aurantiaca.
It does not produce many flowers compared to other hybrids and this one is even getting squashed by the leaves,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 561
Posted By Shadeflower
you won't lose them GwaO but from my...

you won't lose them GwaO but from my understanding the symptoms shown on rbarata's cymbs are caused by a potassium deficiency.

Mine just started too actually and I've been feeding a bloom booster...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By Shadeflower
I honestly do not think it has anything to do...

I honestly do not think it has anything to do with any of that.

It has to do with mass.

Did you ever play softball when younger with those soft spongy balls? Well if you carry on playing with...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 561
Posted By Shadeflower
I asked him that too Roberta as I reckon it must...

I asked him that too Roberta as I reckon it must do but he was vague on that.
I wouldn't believe it if I haven't seen what has been achieved with just misting leaves even if half does end up...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 11-27-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By Shadeflower
can't add anything to this. Doesn't look strong...

can't add anything to this. Doesn't look strong enough, Dropping it won/'t have effected it much.

I don't grow catasetums to be able to advise anyway, I have methods to try to strengthen orchids...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 561
Posted By Shadeflower
some of the most impressive grown orchids have...

some of the most impressive grown orchids have been grown by a gardener who only fertilizes via this orchids leaves.

His roots only get RO water. He gets twice the blooms I get.

With high...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By Shadeflower
Trust me you don't know how lucky you are. ...

Trust me you don't know how lucky you are.

Just tonight I had to treat 3 orchids, at least it is not daily any more.
Sometimes I wonder if I am fighting a losing battle and need something...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Shadeflower
Good question tedro. I still have orchids that...

Good question tedro. I still have orchids that have never really produced many roots and haven't figured them out. I've tried all sorts over the years.

My conclusions is that the basic care must...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Shadeflower
you need to fertilize with an overall...

you need to fertilize with an overall concentration of 800ppm if fertilziing monthly. 200ppm if fertilizing weekly and 400 ppm if you are fertilizing every 2 weeks.

7.5 ph is too high. It should...
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