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Forum: Connoisseur's corner 01-13-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Mostly I drink brewed-at-home Eight O'clock brand...

Mostly I drink brewed-at-home Eight O'clock brand 100% Columbian, but I'll try other brands too. When I used to travel to Puerto Rico on a regular basis for work, I was a fan of the local Cafe...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-13-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Good to see you back Optimist!

Good to see you back Optimist!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-09-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,645
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
? No. That's sort of like saying "not...

?

No.

That's sort of like saying "not driving into a brick wall improves bone health."
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-22-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Where did YOU hear bad advice to spray orchid roots with hydrogen peroxide?

Orchid board gets so many posts from new growers that include a familiar piece of bad advice that was followed. It goes something like 'I saw. (__symptom here__) so I took my plant out of the pot...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-22-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
For some reason I could not load Ray's article. ...

For some reason I could not load Ray's article.

36 years ago, I had to ship a modest orchid collection from Puerto Rico to Georgia in December by UPS. I removed everything from pots so no 'soil'...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-20-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thumbs up Kate: I see nothing in the photos that...

Kate:

I see nothing in the photos that suggests fusarium. The purple color on root tips can be completely normal.

Reading your first post, the 3% oxygen peroxide confused me (did you mean...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-15-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
After potting in new media, I refrain from...

After potting in new media, I refrain from watering for at least
several days, allowing potentially bruised roots to dry a bit and root injuries to heal. This does no harm to the plant.
After...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-12-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
You will find many posts on this forum regarding...

You will find many posts on this forum regarding the danger of applying hydrogen peroxide to roots. You could easily damage or kill roots.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 12-07-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Sorry, but you are not following the rules for...

Sorry, but you are not following the rules for tragic posting.
- have you been doing your daily root soak in hydrogen peroxide? Get to it!
- left plants on the dashboard of your car, in the sun,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-22-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,144
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
It might be fertilizer, or infrequent watering,...

It might be fertilizer, or infrequent watering, as others have suggested, BUT...

Seeing that you are 50 feet from Chesapeake Bay, I am wondering if it is water quality. Does your water come from...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
SF, I think it is highly unlikely that you can...

SF, I think it is highly unlikely that you can evaluate someone's orchid cultural habits, and chances of future success, from one photograph.

Please dial back the negative / unhelpful comments.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-30-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
See my comment to your oyster shell question....

See my comment to your oyster shell question. That same information is applicable to dolomite as well.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-30-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Geology of Palma de Mallorca consists of a lot of...

Geology of Palma de Mallorca consists of a lot of limestone and dolomite. Your water supply probably reflects that; you shouldn't need extra calcium or magnesium.

You can get some information on...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-23-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
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, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 53,670
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
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 10-09-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
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...
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