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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11
Posted By Roberta
Those little black spots are nothing to worry...

Those little black spots are nothing to worry about. Maybe an insect bite, or a tiny fungal issue from splashing water, or mechanical damage. But unless they are soft and spreading, likely nothing....
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By Roberta
I'd leave the twist tie in place, at least until...

I'd leave the twist tie in place, at least until the flowers finish - that, and the stake, were put there so that the flowers will be oriented in a pleasing way. The area you circled is where a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
Catasetinae are actually quite good for...

Catasetinae are actually quite good for maintaining in the house during the cold months. With no leaves, they don't even take up much room. And in spring/summer you can move it outside where it will...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By Roberta
That looks like a nice healthy plant. Keep on...

That looks like a nice healthy plant. Keep on watering it for now. Dormancy is still probably a month or two or three in the future. (that leafless little nubbin is last year's pseudobulb) When...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
I'm thinking that if root burn is an issue, the...

I'm thinking that if root burn is an issue, the fertilizer is too strong. In nature, the first little bit of rain washes the "stuff" down from the canopy, so that is the best time for the orchid to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By Roberta
When I have a mount rot (and they generally do,...

When I have a mount rot (and they generally do, eventually) I just tie the whole thing to another mount unless the plant comes loose easily when I cut the "strings". The roots find a "friendlier"...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
The double potting actually may slow down the...

The double potting actually may slow down the drying out. You'll just have to see. Actually, needing more frequent watering may be more work for you, but likely it is better for the plant - I worry...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By Roberta
Just drop the whole thing into a clay pot for the...

Just drop the whole thing into a clay pot for the weight so it doesn't tip over.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By Roberta
Those flowers are just about ready. The...

Those flowers are just about ready.

The choice of pot - and potting medium - are dictated by the needs of the plant and your watering schedule. Let's work backward from the needs of the plant, and...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
True... if the old medium is less than wonderful...

True... if the old medium is less than wonderful shake off what comes off easily, ignore the rest and fill in with fresh medium.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
I have tried the panty-hose approach, nice and...

I have tried the panty-hose approach, nice and soft against the plant. I have had trouble holding the plant firmly enough though (can't have it wobble) and the material doesn't stand up well to...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
Now that you know when this plant roots (because...

Now that you know when this plant roots (because you saw it) you can note the date when you want to repot - which can be a month or so BEFORE the rooting, and you'll nail it. The problem comes when...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
It depends on the nursery... Sunset Valley...

It depends on the nursery... Sunset Valley Orchids uses top-quality bark, those I don't repot until they outgrow the pot. (And when I do, don't worry about removing old medium) Other places,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By Roberta
A hint when you are mounting the plant - put the...

A hint when you are mounting the plant - put the plant directly against the mount. Then if you need a bit of sphagnum to help keep it from drying out too fast until it gets established, put it OVER...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Roberta
For marble chips, I got a bag like that at Home...

For marble chips, I got a bag like that at Home Depot, and broke into smaller pieces with a hammer. Not high tech. (Scott suggests that limestone or shells are much too alkaline. The marble...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
If it was doing this in August, maybe do your...

If it was doing this in August, maybe do your reptotting next July... get just ahead of it. (Ideally you want to do it just as the new roots appear). If you have to cut the slits a bit to help tease...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By Roberta
That is normal - as they get ready to open, they...

That is normal - as they get ready to open, they shift so that the flowers will look at you (not the ceiling) when they open.

For watering, I agree with all of the others who said "run water...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Roberta
I grow quite a few European terrestrials (Ophrys,...

I grow quite a few European terrestrials (Ophrys, Orchis mostly). My mix is about 80% inorganic - i use pumice and some sand. For the organic portion, a well-drained potting soil such as a cactus...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,287
Posted By Roberta
The dog ate my homework... :shock: Will look out...

The dog ate my homework... :shock: Will look out for more growth.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Roberta
So far, it is growing for me though not as...

So far, it is growing for me though not as vigorously as it would in south Florida... Actually very pretty! And amazingly cold-tolerant. (It has been through a winter, and still bloomed. 2 spikes)...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Roberta
Genus is definitely Papilionanthe (used to be...

Genus is definitely Papilionanthe (used to be "terete Vanda but now its own genus). Yes, Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim is a very vigorous hybrid. Needs warmth and lots of light though it will forgive...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,287
Posted By Roberta
And another Neo? :bua:

And another Neo? :bua:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-19-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By Roberta
I'm pretty sure that the county has to test wells...

I'm pretty sure that the county has to test wells periodically, to ensure that the water meets state and federal standards. What components they test for, don't know. But I'll bet there is a report...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 09-19-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Roberta
It definitely looks better. But then, plants...

It definitely looks better. But then, plants always seem to look happier after a repot. Now, when you water, let the water run through the pot, and drain well before putting on any sort of saucer. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-19-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By Roberta
I think that wells have to be tested, but I don't...

I think that wells have to be tested, but I don't know how often. Where are you located?
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