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Forum: Maxillaria Alliance Today, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By Roberta
Very likely. Also you have much lower humidity...

Very likely. Also you have much lower humidity to deal with. I also do water a lot.
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By Roberta
I don't keep mine any wetter than the Oncidinae...

I don't keep mine any wetter than the Oncidinae and it does fine. In fact, it's one of my relatively bulletproof plants that doesn't get much special attention at all.
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By Roberta
I grow it in a pot no problem. Just well-drained...

I grow it in a pot no problem. Just well-drained medium. Bark plus pumice should be fine. Plants that are imported are always in sphagnum (to give some moisture) because they have to be basically...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Roberta
Max tonsbergii IS VERY fragrant.

Max tonsbergii IS VERY fragrant.
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roberta
Depending on the direction you're coming from... ...

Depending on the direction you're coming from... The overflow lot is as the east end of the parking lot - there's a church at the corner of the Zoo parking lot and the entrance to the Zoo parking...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 09-22-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roberta
Find me and say "Hi"! I will be around the whole...

Find me and say "Hi"! I will be around the whole time.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-22-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 498
Posted By Roberta
Also note that this species doesn't particularly...

Also note that this species doesn't particularly like to dry out, even if it loses some leaves. If it gets chilly, then maybe cut back water a little, but not too severely. Also, it does like good...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 09-22-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roberta
There will be signs. East of the main gate. I'm...

There will be signs. East of the main gate. I'm sure you will see the line if you get there right at opening. Later i the day we'll probably move it to the Members Gate next to the main gate if it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Roberta
Congratulations on a great "save". Looking...

Congratulations on a great "save". Looking forward to seeing it in full bloom! Patience, it may take some time. But will be beautiful.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-22-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 498
Posted By Roberta
Good idea. Little slugs become big slugs when...

Good idea. Little slugs become big slugs when they have a nice plant to munch on. If the Den isn't showing growth (likely case this time of year) try not to disturb roots when you're changing the...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 09-21-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 498
Posted By Roberta
Nice haul! Put some Sluggo or other bait in...

Nice haul! Put some Sluggo or other bait in Vicki's pot. Or plan on a repot (Though if it's not actively growing, killing the slugs in place would be better)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Roberta
If you can keep them cooler in winter that would...

If you can keep them cooler in winter that would be better. Remember, they come from Japan. The samurai lived in houses without central heat. So they can tolerate temperatures down to near freezing....
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-21-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Roberta
My use that way is not in the instructions......

My use that way is not in the instructions... off-label. But it works... got the idea from an older grower I'm not a licensed pesticide person, but just an occasionally desperate orchid hobbyist. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
:rofl: Can't help being an orchid nerd....

:rofl:

Can't help being an orchid nerd. Patience, patience...If you're gonna do Paphs, you can pleasantly pass the time watching grass grow.:biggrin:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
There's a reason why one of the largest Paph...

There's a reason why one of the largest Paph flowers has a name starting with "micr-" ... when discovered, the teensy little bud just sat there, the discoverers thought it was going to be small. This...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-20-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
The Ides of March 2023 (That's March 15) Option...

The Ides of March 2023 (That's March 15) Option 2/Type B
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 09-20-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Roberta
I grow most of my smaller Catasetinae in...

I grow most of my smaller Catasetinae in sphagnum. Sopping wet is what they want when they are growing, crispy-dry is fine when they aren't. I don't use clear pots, so don't need to look at algae...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-19-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Roberta
The concept of letting the roots of the new...

The concept of letting the roots of the new growth establish in another pot is that you can then divide the plant by cutting the rhizome . As with all divisions, you should place the cut so that...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-19-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Roberta
Congratulations! That looks really promising! ...

Congratulations! That looks really promising! The spike length is normal - short. Keep us updated!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-19-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Roberta
Spectacular blooming!

Spectacular blooming!
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 09-18-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roberta
Not the same... country code of Tropical Exotica...

Not the same... country code of Tropical Exotica that you mentined, is in Singapore. TropicalExotique is a Thai outfit. Manote Quah is the owner. Doesn't seem to have a website, here's Facebook...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Roberta
With regard to mice... I would not be surprised....

With regard to mice... I would not be surprised. They likely don't differentiate between orchids and lettuce. I do know that rats love pollen - and will steal it from blooming flowers. I haven't...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 09-18-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,928
Posted By Roberta
Yup. They strung us out until the last minute. We...

Yup. They strung us out until the last minute. We still have a strong list of vendors with some good stuff. I was delighted that TropicalExotique came out of the woodwork... but then, I'm a species...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Roberta
I don't have a problem with mice, but...

I don't have a problem with mice, but occasionally an issue with squirrels and raccoons. I have a tree fern that unfortunately gives access to my Draculas. I arranged bird spikes, fastened with zip...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Angraecum/Aerangis 09-18-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Roberta
I have found Aerangis mysticidii one of the...

I have found Aerangis mysticidii one of the easier ones to keep alive. Mine is mounted and is a "root machine". It is also relatively cold-tolerant (nights down to 4-5 deg C are OK)
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