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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Roberta
Welcome! The Cymbidium will not be happy...

Welcome!

The Cymbidium will not be happy bare-root. It grows pretty much as a terrestrial. How cold will it get? Most Cyms (if acclimated) can do fine down to about -1 or -2 deg C at night if...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Roberta
Don't cut anything! Let the plant keep growing....

Don't cut anything! Let the plant keep growing. It is doing very well, do as little as possible to disturb it.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Roberta
Shriveled leaves often (in fact most of the time)...

Shriveled leaves often (in fact most of the time) don't regain their stiffness. But with the original problem corrected, new leaves will (hopefully) be normal. If they are small, I would not worry -...
Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Roberta
What a beautiful bunch of roots! I would go with...

What a beautiful bunch of roots! I would go with (b) Don't disturb those beautiful roots, just give it a bit more room. (I think Maxillarias in general don't like having their roots disturbed) ...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,425
Posted By Roberta
Alas... but your success rate on little mounted...

Alas... but your success rate on little mounted plants has definitely gone up more recently. Maybe time to try again?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-17-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,478
Posted By Roberta
I'm not sure it ever was listed specifically for...

I'm not sure it ever was listed specifically for orchids...Do you recall what concentration you used in the past? Also, what pests are you using it for? One issue with some of the older pesticides...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-17-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,425
Posted By Roberta
Yours are looking great!

Yours are looking great!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-17-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 19,425
Posted By Roberta
Podangis dactyloceras 2 years later

This was a feeding frenzy... Now, a couple of years have passed, so here is an update on my plants.

The one that I bought at the time of the frenzy is blooming! Still some more flowers to open,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-17-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Roberta
I don't have that particular one, but I do grow...

I don't have that particular one, but I do grow Diplocaulobium aratriferum and stelliferum. They seem to drop older leaves but make new growth and seem quite healthy. So that might just be force of...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 05-17-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Roberta
Great research - in lieu of sleep! Of...

Great research - in lieu of sleep!

Of course no way of knowing which yours is... but the fact that it quickly plumped up when you soaked it tells me that it isn't one that wants to be dry. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 05-17-2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Roberta
Pot it up... Time to start coaxing it into...

Pot it up... Time to start coaxing it into Northern Hemisphere schedule. I hope yours adjusts faster than mine did. Mine I got in October, bloomed in January. Yours is much closer to the...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 05-16-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Roberta
For anything that has leaves, after the sugar...

For anything that has leaves, after the sugar water treatment, paint the underside of the leaves (like with at q-tip or paint brush) with an anti-transpirant (I got WiltStop, being the one that I...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 05-16-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Roberta
After observing them at Andy's Orchids where they...

After observing them at Andy's Orchids where they are kept sopping wet all year around (even when dormant)and outside. I now do the same. I got one from Louisiana Orchid Connection that started out...
Forum: Species 05-16-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Big Leaf Orchids has some Phal lueddemanniana ...

Big Leaf Orchids has some Phal lueddemanniana
Phalaenopsis species Big Leaf Orchids (https://bigleaforchids.com/collections/phalaenopsis-species)

Looking for a particular cultivar is probably...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-16-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Roberta
Very beautiful cultivar(s). Interesting that...

Very beautiful cultivar(s). Interesting that you're getting purpuratas blooming now, in the greenhouse. My outdoor-growing ones are still in sheath - the early ones I'll see in maybe a month, ver....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Roberta
If they are indoors, most orchids really don't...

If they are indoors, most orchids really don't need anything added where we live in coastal southern Californa, unless you are growing plants that really need high humidity (in which case you're...
Forum: Species 05-16-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Roberta
Even bare-root, you need CITES documentation for...

Even bare-root, you need CITES documentation for a species, and phytosanitary certificate for anything. And likely, an import permit. A small undeclared package might slip through if your are...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-16-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Roberta
No, the "phalaenopsis-type" Dendrobium is named...

No, the "phalaenopsis-type" Dendrobium is named for the species Den bigibbum (that used to be called "Den. phalaenopsis") that apparently reminded someone of a Phalaenopsis. (I don't think it's...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 05-16-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Roberta
Try looking it up as Pabstiella pterophora.

Try looking it up as Pabstiella pterophora.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Roberta
That division looks big and healthy. You can...

That division looks big and healthy. You can hope that it has enough reserves to start new growth. It is important that you keep it in a humid environment, to reduce water loss since its ability to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Roberta
With regard to the question as to when you might...

With regard to the question as to when you might see results... the pattern with multifloral paphs like this is that one year they produce a new growth (new fan), the next year the new fan produces...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Roberta
If you are not in an enclosed space, the fogger...

If you are not in an enclosed space, the fogger won't be useful, and they are expensive. But you can get patio misting system such as what SADE describes. such as this: Amazon.com...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Roberta
Use sugar. Don't substitute. I think that the...

Use sugar. Don't substitute. I think that the mechanism is to raise the osmotic pressure of the water a little. And the sugar might even give the plant a bit of boost.

Don't remove any roots. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Roberta
Paphs grow slowly, and multifloral Paphs grow...

Paphs grow slowly, and multifloral Paphs grow extremely slowly. So be patient. As ES noted, roots don't look that bad. The plant does seem dehydrated, and before potting, perhaps give it a little...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-15-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Roberta
Your system sounds great. While sitting in the...

Your system sounds great. While sitting in the growing area with a glass of wine, the cooling mist is nice for people too.
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