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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Roberta
I have no idea what species it is... it was here...

I have no idea what species it is... it was here when I moved into the house. (I used to be able to easily trim the old fronds, now I don't have a trimmer that gets even close)
Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Roberta
I wonder if the laws are different in the UK,...

I wonder if the laws are different in the UK, such that they actually have to say what is in the bottle. (The MSDS was also amusing reading...it implies that you need to wear a hazmat suit when...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
Brassia pseudobulbs don't develop until the...

Brassia pseudobulbs don't develop until the leaves are maturing. So if you have a small leaf bundle, it has some distance to go (grow). It will get there eventually. So I think the Cym just needs...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
Depending on which Paph you have, it may actually...

Depending on which Paph you have, it may actually be right for the Phal conditions. (the ones with mottled leaves - Maudae type - are low-light, warmth-loving) The Brassia may be pretty close to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
The two pieces just need to get bigger. Then...

The two pieces just need to get bigger. Then you'll have two healthy plants that will do both. Right now you have two small, rather weak plants. (Contrast with the size that it was when you...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Roberta
Well, I have one Australian tree fern, outside....

Well, I have one Australian tree fern, outside. So can't say how it would work indoors. Mine gets both water and fertilizer run-off from the orchids, and it's growing fairly fast. (at least 20 feet...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Roberta
This was in one of the FAQs - "Kelpak...

This was in one of the FAQs -
"Kelpak formulated for use in organic farming is light brown in colour much like the actual seaweed. Kelpak formulations containing nutrients are greenish in colour,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By Roberta
SF, I found this info on the product (UK version)...

SF, I found this info on the product (UK version)
Kelpak 5L Organic Bio Stimulant Containing Kelp (https://www.agrigem.co.uk/kelpak-seaweed-5l), click on the Download button for the Label document....
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Roberta
I found that by adding supplemental light (like...

I found that by adding supplemental light (like 12 hours a day) I went from very little reblooming to about 80%. Light duration (rather than intensity) is likely a very important factor. After all,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
High nitrogen will tend to suppress blooming....

High nitrogen will tend to suppress blooming. Remember... fertilizer is the LEAST important cultural factor. Get everything else right, and it improves things. But it won't compensate for...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Roberta
I am very fortunate in having a nearby...

I am very fortunate in having a nearby (relatively) nursery-supply store that usually has the good sphag. So I stock up when the supply starts to run even a little low in case they're out of it the...
Forum: Growing on Mounts Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By Roberta
That one could be in the root-porn...

That one could be in the root-porn thread.:biggrin:
L. anceps? I grow mine in the brightest full sun that I can give them. And have never had sunburn on L. anceps either. Tough as nails. I have...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
I haven't used a bloom booster ever... Actually,...

I haven't used a bloom booster ever... Actually, not all that much of anything. But in a sense I'm cheating... I live in one of the best climates in the world for growing Cyms. Put them on patio,...
Forum: Growing on Mounts Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Roberta
I have found that L. anceps (and L. Finckeniana...

I have found that L. anceps (and L. Finckeniana is L. anceps by L. albida) totally hates pots. Both of the parent species of L. Finckeniana do very well mounted... and are drought-resistant. So in...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
With regard to fertilizer on the leaves... some...

With regard to fertilizer on the leaves... some orchids have evolved to actually channel runoff toward the roots. I'm thinking of Cym canaliculatum (V-shaped leaves capture dew in addition to rain). ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
Actually, those Cym photos were from Rbarata,...

Actually, those Cym photos were from Rbarata, but I have plenty of leaves that look like those too. Cyms tolerate abuse nicely, tend toward ugly leaves, but bloom anyway. (Or maybe the abuse...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
Do you guarantee that none of the fertilizer that...

Do you guarantee that none of the fertilizer that is sprayed on the leaves doesn't eventually get washed onto the medium? Sounds to me like a good way to get mineral spots on the leaves, unless...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Roberta
With regard to the pH change of Orchiata, it may...

With regard to the pH change of Orchiata, it may depend on the water. Fred Clark of Sunset Valley Orchids has observed that - apparently the product is calcined to maintain neutral pH and for Fred,...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance Yesterday, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,206
Posted By Roberta
This is a very old thread. I suggest that you...

This is a very old thread. I suggest that you start a new one, you are likely to get more responses
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Roberta
Cyms like to be potbound - they bloom best just...

Cyms like to be potbound - they bloom best just as they are breaking the pot. I would wait until spring - after the bloom, to repot. It won't be harmed by having the new growths be a bit crowded for...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 02:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 543
Posted By Roberta
The question on fertilizer, is "at what...

The question on fertilizer, is "at what concentration"? More important, is when you water to do it thoroughly... so that the water runs through the pot. (That pulls air into the root zone and keeps...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Roberta
My growing conditions are very different from...

My growing conditions are very different from those who grow indoors. But I use quite a bit of sphag, even for some moderately large plants, but mostly I use it in baskets (net pots). So there is...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 11-26-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,396
Posted By Roberta
I think that there will be "action" much sooner...

I think that there will be "action" much sooner than that.. one bud close, but I think also see another spike on the way.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-25-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Roberta
The flower spots that the first photo shows, look...

The flower spots that the first photo shows, look a lot like thrip damage. For short-term control, soapy water sprayed on the plants can help... but needs frequent repeating. Longer terms, stronger...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By Roberta
This time of year (northern hemisphere)...

This time of year (northern hemisphere) Catasetinae are probably the least of your problems with regard to bud drop due to change of conditions... the plants are going dormant, some bloom when they...
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