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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Roberta
I would not worry too much about that moss caught...

I would not worry too much about that moss caught in the middle. The roots of the old part of the plant (which likely are the ones tied up with the moss) will eventually die anyway, and the new...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Roberta
I can't tell the position of the plant - you want...

I can't tell the position of the plant - you want to put the old part of the plant directly against one side of the pot, with the new growth having as much room as possible in front of it. There...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By Roberta
Some areas don't have local societies. but where...

Some areas don't have local societies. but where one is available, they are a great opportunity to meet and share information with other hobbyists who are growing under conditions similar to yours. ...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By Roberta
I'm not sending out "warnings" to anybody... the...

I'm not sending out "warnings" to anybody... the knowledge about Ctt. Porcia 'Cannizaro' has been around for years, it does get mentioned at societies now and then, usually when someone brings one in...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Roberta
I treat them all the same... keep watering. Maybe...

I treat them all the same... keep watering. Maybe reduce it just a bit (I water everything less in the winter) but don't dry it out. Even when the longifolia goes dormant, it isn't for very long.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-30-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Roberta
Patience, patience... Even if the roots aren't...

Patience, patience... Even if the roots aren't great, when it starts to grow, the new growths will also put down roots, maybe next spring. If the canes are firm, it's doing fine. The solution to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-30-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Roberta
That color in the leaves in bright light is...

That color in the leaves in bright light is particularly pronounced in plants with dark flowers. It is getting the upper range of the light that it wants - think "suntan". That level of light will...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-30-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Roberta
Even if some of the roots are dead, leave them......

Even if some of the roots are dead, leave them... you can rinse them, that will remove some surface crud. But once you get fresh medium in the pot, so that there is air along with the moisture the...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-29-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 95,134
Posted By Roberta
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-29-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
I didn't use any sphagnum on mine, it's thriving....

I didn't use any sphagnum on mine, it's thriving. If you are afraid that it will dry out too fast, you could put a bit of sphagnum over the top of the roots. I have found that especially for...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-29-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 95,134
Posted By Roberta
Nice! That variegated Angcm. urschianum is...

Nice! That variegated Angcm. urschianum is outstanding, I have never seen one before! Mine is solid green... a really neat little flower that is much bigger than the plant with the spur.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-28-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Roberta
I have seen them in wood baskets... mostly the...

I have seen them in wood baskets... mostly the spikes to manage to find their way through the slats. But if you do need to set one free, wood is a challenge. I either use wire baskets, or else...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-28-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Roberta
I don't know if there is any issue with the dyed...

I don't know if there is any issue with the dyed sheet moss, but on just general principles I think that unprocessed would be preferable. One factor is that the dyed stuff is very stiff... I don't...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-28-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
I also think that it is not that fussy about...

I also think that it is not that fussy about humidity... mine grows outdoors, humidity is decent most of the time but not really high. (MId-day this time of year in the 40-60% range, higher of course...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-28-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Roberta
I grow it mounted - daily watering. It somewhat...

I grow it mounted - daily watering. It somewhat grows on the mount, then takes off in various directions with roots and growths free in the breeze. So I think that says that it is very strongly...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 07-28-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By Roberta
It's normal for it to orient the flowers every...

It's normal for it to orient the flowers every which way... Well done!
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 07-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,346
Posted By Roberta
Woo hoo! Also take a whiff... the fragrance of...

Woo hoo! Also take a whiff... the fragrance of Golden Elf reminds me of baby powder.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-27-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By Roberta
Ouch. That does look like what virus does to...

Ouch. That does look like what virus does to Cattleya flowers, not thrips. But as I mentioned you can't be certain unless you test. In the meantime, keep that plant away from everything else. Get...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-27-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Roberta
If the plant is growing, it's fine. It may just...

If the plant is growing, it's fine. It may just need a bit more frequent watering in hot weather. Mine started out as a weak little plant with three growths, and this is what it has become......
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-27-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Roberta
Don't cut! It looks like a healthy plant!

Don't cut! It looks like a healthy plant!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-26-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By Roberta
That looks like thrip damage to me - They can...

That looks like thrip damage to me - They can attack a bud, and damage the flower before it opens. Sometimes the buds then blast. If the flowers do open, they may have what looks like dried edges. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-26-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Roberta
If you can manage more frequent watering, B....

If you can manage more frequent watering, B. nodosa really grows better mounted, or in a basket with very large bark. It needs air around the roots, and a pronounced wet-dry cycle. Mine is in a...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 07-26-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Roberta
My Sob. sanderae came from Andy's. Hybrids (the...

My Sob. sanderae came from Andy's. Hybrids (the smaller ones) from Cal Orchid. Another species that doesn't get huge is Sob. xantholeuca. Incredible color - butter yellow with deep yellow throat.
Forum: Propagation 07-26-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Roberta
In nature, there is nobody running around with...

In nature, there is nobody running around with razor blades... plants have evolved strategies to survive. You may not be successful trying to improve on nature.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Roberta
What is the condition of the roots? What about...

What is the condition of the roots? What about watering? Perhaps light watering but if it is dormant it wants only a little. Then, if the canes are firm, just let it be... it may stay dormant until...
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