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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
For those interested in reading Jantingercat's...

For those interested in reading Jantingercat's water quality report in the city of Mannheim, Germany, the values that are from the test sample look like they're under the column that says,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Here're links to pots: Teku 2.25 Inch...

Here're links to pots:

Teku 2.25 Inch Plastic Pot | Etsy...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Pots are too large for all of them.

Pots are too large for all of them.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
If you know the names of the Oncidium, it would...

If you know the names of the Oncidium, it would also be of great help.

Not all Oncidium should be given the same care.

For example, sometimes people lump Lophiaris with Oncidium, (there's a lot...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Maybe... It is "just fine", and also...

Maybe...



It is "just fine", and also not of much value. I've said so too.



Not quite so pedantic if the goal is to narrow down the factors that matter (in the case of Paphs, they're...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
The claim you make of desirability of sodium and...

The claim you make of desirability of sodium and iron in drinking water is not in the least bit correct. As humans we need both these minerals, granted not in large quantities to cause toxicity to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
You're right, but they're still part of the TDS...

You're right, but they're still part of the TDS value.

As is sodium, as you had pointed out a couple times.

TDS values are not specific enough to deal with specific minerals being tracked. In...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Assuming this is true ... Using the value of...

Assuming this is true ...

Using the value of your TDS meter, what is the ratio of calcium to magnesium present in the water? (This is kind of where most people stop. I don't know how likely many...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
I will note, the TDS value is rather nebulous. ...

I will note, the TDS value is rather nebulous.

As was mentioned, it varies in usefulness depending on what minerals are in the water.

The term Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) describes a broad...
Forum: Propagation 01-21-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Without resorting to any further mudslinging... ...

Without resorting to any further mudslinging...

If you guys are interested in learning. ALL orchid seeds generally consist of 3 basic structures.

1. The outer coat - called the testa. Under...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-20-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Do not bury the shoots. They grow that way...

Do not bury the shoots. They grow that way because in the wild, the parent plants grow on moist rocks on cliff faces.

Those bottom leaves die back after a certain amount of time and are of no...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-20-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
I guess, I can throw out a fun fact... In...

I guess, I can throw out a fun fact...

In the wild, one of the parent plants, (Papilionanthe hookeriana is known to grow on top of tall vegetation above swamp water.

Sarawak Lens: Papilionanthe...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-20-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Neostylis Lou Sneary was one of the plants I've...

Neostylis Lou Sneary was one of the plants I've recommended beginners grow in the past. I still recommend it to beginners.

I've grown them potted before. Quite easy. Had no problems too. Easy,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-19-2022, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
1. Lava rocks tend to retain water quite well. ...

1. Lava rocks tend to retain water quite well. You may not have noticed, but I suspect the roots rotted because it was unintentionally overwatered. The top of layer of lava rocks may have looked...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-19-2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Macodes petola? Nice leaves. Not so showy,...

Macodes petola?

Nice leaves. Not so showy, but interesting flowers. Grows pretty moist. It has been seen growing on wood or rocks that are consistently moist in the wild.

Platystele...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-19-2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,460
Man, that cinnamon sure spiced things up! ;) ...

Man, that cinnamon sure spiced things up! ;)

Maybe the orchids can join in on the cooler talk too.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-18-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Do you have pics?

Do you have pics?
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 01-17-2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
This plant doesn't seem like it grows in bogs in...

This plant doesn't seem like it grows in bogs in the wild. It looks like a very adaptable orchid! I can say that it appears to grow as a terrestrial in leaf litter, moss laden trees (low to the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-16-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Now knowing why you're asking the original...

Now knowing why you're asking the original question to begin with gives people here context as to the importance of this subject..

If rots are occurring on your Cattleya dowiana and related...
Forum: Identification Forum 01-16-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
I would have to second the ID. It definitely...

I would have to second the ID. It definitely reminds me of Phymatidium.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
The ocean breeze does temper the heat as well. ...

The ocean breeze does temper the heat as well. There are still a good amount of orchids that grow well outdoors in his area. Another to consider might be something like Acineta.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
You’re welcome. I was thinking about your...

You’re welcome.

I was thinking about your temperatures as well as your lighting availability. Depending on how far west you are in Los Angeles, you might have to consider temperature tolerant...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
You can grow Dendrobium kingianum or Dendrobium...

You can grow Dendrobium kingianum or Dendrobium speciosa, Laelia spp. (i.e.: anceps, autumnalis, purpurata, superbiens, tenebrosa), Sarcochilus spp. (cecilae, fitzgeraldi, hartmanii), Isochilus spp....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
With Phalaenopsis, as long as the roots are alive...

With Phalaenopsis, as long as the roots are alive and healthy, all the leaves can fall off the plant and it will slowly all grow back anew.

If the inflorescence is alive and green with living...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
It may be salvageable. Water less...

It may be salvageable.

Water less frequently. Keep on the warmer side for now, (70 F - 90 F).

Use larger grade bark.

Trim dead roots.

Don't know how bright it is where you grow, but...
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