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Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-18-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
Camille, How long have you been growing...

Camille,

How long have you been growing Neofinetias this way? The issue is how long the medium will last before repotting is required before breakdown.

Layering sphag on the top appears to be...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-17-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
I have made myself perfectly clear. Reread what...

I have made myself perfectly clear. Reread what I have said. You have obviously overlooked some of my posts in this thread. Start from the beginning.

There is absolutely no place for sphag...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-17-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
No, the addition of the tree fern is essential to...

No, the addition of the tree fern is essential to provide aeration to the mix required for the health of the roots.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-17-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
If you are interested in growing neos well and...

If you are interested in growing neos well and flowering them, you should first get some supplies. The first decision is whether you are going to go the sphag mound route or the bark mix route, if...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-17-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
Sphag rots when stifled, that’s why when used in...

Sphag rots when stifled, that’s why when used in mounding, the mound is hollow.

The way you are proceeding makes me believe that the only way it is going to bloom is that to perpetuate itself,...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-17-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
Mixing sphag and bark is a bad choice. Use the...

Mixing sphag and bark is a bad choice. Use the bark alone or preferably mixed with tree fern (not New Zealand).

The sphag is going to rot and prevent aeration which the roots require. You mean...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11-16-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Shoreguy
Some darkening like displayed is fairly common...

Some darkening like displayed is fairly common and could have multiple sources, often of no consequence. Might be algae.

I would leave out the sphagnum. The bark might be broken down. Is it...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 10-31-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,671
Posted By Shoreguy
Absolutely, it is not a pure Neofinetia, but the...

Absolutely, it is not a pure Neofinetia, but the 3 spurred Neof. Manjushage, a pure Neofinetia, crossed with an unknown pink colored hybrid. Please see Hakumin's posting earlier in this thread.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 10-31-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,671
Posted By Shoreguy
http://www.orchidboard.com/community/attachment.ph...

http://www.orchidboard.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=155390&stc=1&d=1635653819

Most recent blooming with photo up close to blooms giving greater detail.

As far as fragrance, strong...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 10-20-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Shoreguy
Proper Tree Fern for Bark/Tree Fern Mix

http://www.orchidboard.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=155214&stc=1&d=1634782615

The proper tree fern to use in what I recommend is NOT soft tree fern from New Zealand but the hard wiry...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 09-08-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,014
Posted By Shoreguy
Shredded dollar bills are available from those...

Shredded dollar bills are available from those taken out of service do to age and damage and are used for novelty packing by some companies.

Bills are not made of paper but cloth and should be...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-27-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,819
Posted By Shoreguy
Raymond, No problem, I realize you are not...

Raymond,

No problem, I realize you are not picking a fight with me.

What is the name of the Japanese vendor you have ordered from?

Also what has been your experience with them? You...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-26-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,014
Posted By Shoreguy
Estacion Seca Sorry, totally misinterpreted...

Estacion Seca

Sorry, totally misinterpreted to whom it was directed.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-26-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,014
Posted By Shoreguy
Roberta, Use search bar to locate my...

Roberta,


Use search bar to locate my threads below if you want more orderly root growth.

Root Training

Root Training (Part 2)
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-26-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,014
Posted By Shoreguy
The thread I mentioned does not have the recipe...

The thread I mentioned does not have the recipe but is a real value.

Here is the recipe again. Bark Orchiata Classic size at 70% mixed with 30% medium shred tree fern broken down to 1/2 to 5/8...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-26-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,014
Posted By Shoreguy
See my thread, Sphag vs. Bark Mix for...

See my thread, Sphag vs. Bark Mix for Neofinetia, of 1/18/2018.

I have been growing Neofinetia for approximately 50 years successfully exclusively in a bark/ tree fern mix. Over 30 years...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-22-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Shoreguy
That should not be your concern as Jonathan is...

That should not be your concern as Jonathan is paying.

My concern is safe passage of the plant from Japan to Australia.

Also when received, would be nice if Jonathan posted pictures of it...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-18-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Shoreguy
Good about humility and confidence. I as to...

Good about humility and confidence.

I as to the question about neos with weak flowers other than Himiko, the Kibana flowers were well formed and “strong” despite the growth. I don't know of any...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-17-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Shoreguy
Don't be so humble.

Don't be so humble.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-17-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Shoreguy
“Usually” a Key Word

http://www.orchidboard.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=153960&stc=1&d=1629240868


In April 2019 I submitted a thread “Neofinetia Kibana” showing the color development of the blooms. I...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-09-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Shoreguy
I give you props for what you just wrote. ...

I give you props for what you just wrote. Obviously well thought out.

However it doesn't follow the guideline set by my original post of this thread.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-08-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Shoreguy
I don't understand your comparison as a golden...

I don't understand your comparison as a golden retriever is the same species as a black lab.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-08-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Shoreguy
No, Read what Hakumin stated. Plant is an...

No,

Read what Hakumin stated. Plant is an intraspecific hybrid although the same species.

I inadvertently hit the like button on your most recent post.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-08-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Shoreguy
Yes, I am aware of what you are both saying, and...

Yes, I am aware of what you are both saying, and I carefully included reference to “falcata” so as not to bring up the issue of other Neof species into the discussion. Yes, the offspring is the same...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 08-08-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By Shoreguy
Nomenclature Question

Sorry if this has been authoritatively been answered before.

If two pure named and registered Neofinetia falcatas are crossed, are the offspring referred to as Neofinetias or Neofinetia hybrids?...
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