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Forum: Propagation 05-13-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,411
Posted By Fairorchids
To Orchidomanic: What is your purpose in...

To Orchidomanic:

What is your purpose in looking for 'orchid seed'?


Most of the 'orchid seed' sold on Ebay are scams.
If you get random seed from others, you have no idea what quality...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Fairorchids
In Dominican Republic temperature won't be an...

In Dominican Republic temperature won't be an issue.
I suggest you start watering, but make sure it doesn't get into the crown of the new growth.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 05-12-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Fairorchids
Kelley's Korner has a good selection. I have...

Kelley's Korner has a good selection.

I have recently come across a standard (4" square) pot, extra deep (5.3/4") and with plenty of drain holes. If you are not a purist (looking for the Chinese...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-11-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Fairorchids
In my opinion, tree fern fibers hold zero...

In my opinion, tree fern fibers hold zero moisture (water runs right through). In the two orchid societies where I attend meetings regularly, I don't know of anyone using it.

Spaghnum/bark mix: ...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 05-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Fairorchids
You can also buy flasks from Meyers Conservatory....

You can also buy flasks from Meyers Conservatory.

There you are in effect buying from the lab. Most of their flasks are $40 (flasks with 16--25 seedlings). BUT:


The seed is donated by...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 05-11-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Fairorchids
Your price expectation is unrealistic. The...

Your price expectation is unrealistic. The actual production costs are:


$10 for Priority Mail, shipping pod from grower to the lab.
$20 for sowing of mother flask for germination
$20 for...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-11-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Fairorchids
At first I thought Cymbidium, BUT: ...

At first I thought Cymbidium, BUT:


Sepals are too wide, and petal stance is 'odd'.
The flower stem has some 'zig-zag' for each flower, Cymbidiums have a straight flower stem.


Gastrorchis...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 05-10-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,027
Posted By Fairorchids
Sending you a PM

Sending you a PM
Forum: Orchid Lounge 05-10-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Fairorchids
Shipping Issues

When it comes to plant shipments, I hate paying more for the shipping than the plant is worth. Thus, I normally pay only for Priority Mail, which is also my normal choice when shipping.

Up till...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-10-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Fairorchids
Tree fern was what 'everyone' (hobby growers)...

Tree fern was what 'everyone' (hobby growers) used back in the 1960's. However, it drains rapidly and holds no moisture for the roots, so it is not recommended, unless you like to water every 1-2...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-09-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Fairorchids
Like Roberta, I use mostly clay pots for...

Like Roberta, I use mostly clay pots for Dendrobiums, in order to get some weight at the bottom of the plant.

I currently have two Dendrobiums, which grow thick canes some 40-46" tall. I make a...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 05-06-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,027
Posted By Fairorchids
At the moment I am dividing them when I can. If...

At the moment I am dividing them when I can. If the good one (lower photo) earns an AOS award, I will consider doing a meristem run.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 05-06-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,027
Posted By Fairorchids
Finally got around to reading this thread. While...

Finally got around to reading this thread. While I was never a fan of Golden Elf in itself, I get what it does for growers living in warmer climates.

I bought a bunch (100+) Cymbidium plugs in...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-04-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By Fairorchids
Yes, the Papilionanthes are easy to grow, but a...

Yes, the Papilionanthes are easy to grow, but a B.... to bloom.

I got a few from Hawaii last fall; we will have to see whether the outdoors NJ summer will be enough to produce a few flowers.
...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-04-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Fairorchids
If it was on top of a garbage can, there was...

If it was on top of a garbage can, there was probably a reason. Check foliage for odd markings, and flower for any deformities.

Suggest you keep the plant separate from your other orchids, till...
Forum: Propagation 05-03-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Fairorchids
I can't comment on this plant specifically, only...

I can't comment on this plant specifically, only on orchid breeding generally:

If you attempt crosses with closely related parents, you will have a moderate rate of success. If you attempt more...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 05-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Fairorchids
There is a world of a difference between: ...

There is a world of a difference between:


Normal watering
Drier in winter
Winter rest


In this Dendrobium section (densiflorum), I would suggest only a slight reduction in watering (&...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 04-30-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Fairorchids
Yes, the lip is distinctive. I have had this...

Yes, the lip is distinctive.

I have had this species before. That plant had more of a pink tint to the petals & sepals.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 04-29-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Fairorchids
Whatever it was, I am not complaining about 4...

Whatever it was, I am not complaining about 4 flower spikes.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 04-29-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Fairorchids
Den farmeri

Despite the best efforts of the USPS (who left the box on top of a snow drift), the Dendrobiums I received from Equagenera in early March were in good condition. Den farmeri is the first to bloom:
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-27-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Fairorchids
Very true. However, any infected plant is a...

Very true. However, any infected plant is a reservoir, and can potentially infect other plants (via tools, insects, touching leaves, etc.).

I have a few valuable 'suspects', which I am holding...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Fairorchids
From the photos, I am also leaning towards 'not...

From the photos, I am also leaning towards 'not virus'.

Only testing will tell for sure. However, be aware that some test kits are notorious for false positives.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-21-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Fairorchids
Both of my plants have light fragrance (you have...

Both of my plants have light fragrance (you have to be up close to sense it).
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-19-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Fairorchids
Yes, we both use clay pots, with...

Yes, we both use clay pots, with bark/charcoal/perlite (2:1:1).
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-19-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Fairorchids
The only difference is, that my tenant does not...

The only difference is, that my tenant does not want his watered quite as much in winter months (he wants weekly + a splash midweek, I water mine fully twice a week).

Other than that, same...
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