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Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By SouthPark
Out in the wild, the orchids aren't touched by...

Out in the wild, the orchids aren't touched by anybody in general. Although - in our growing area, we do have the option to remove dried up flowers.

When flowers are dried enough - just like dried...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-23-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By SouthPark
I can also mention that I once encountered an...

I can also mention that I once encountered an issue with having sphagnum too wet (while the temperature was actually nice and warm) ---- and the leaves began to yellow. And - after unpotting and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-23-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By SouthPark
If the TEMPERATURE is relatively warm - then it's...

If the TEMPERATURE is relatively warm - then it's ok to gradually add a little water. Add ----- but up to a limit - which depends on experience.

From my own experience - even a catasetum type...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-20-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By SouthPark
That is workable. One note - from my own...

That is workable. One note - from my own experience - is that when the temperature isn't in the relatively 'cold' range, then roots actually don't get negatively impacted - provided that the roots...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-20-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By SouthPark
Depending on the temperature ----- if warm...

Depending on the temperature ----- if warm conditions are maintained, then orchids like this sort can even come out of dormancy as early as a few weeks (as an example only - can probably even be less...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-16-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By SouthPark
It can happen. The colony might even be directing...

It can happen. The colony might even be directing the energy of those older small ones to the production of the spike and buds. It will be fine.

Just avoid having the roots and base of bulbs cold...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By SouthPark
Nicolas ..... for one catasetum hybrid .... Fdk...

Nicolas ..... for one catasetum hybrid .... Fdk type .... it developed a flower spike from a bulb that had gone dormant for approximately one year.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-14-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By SouthPark
True. It's ok to just cut off all the leaves for...

True. It's ok to just cut off all the leaves for the catasetum, and stop watering.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SouthPark
It probably isn't 'prohibits' as such. It just...

It probably isn't 'prohibits' as such. It just either hasn't provided regular members with that function or feature. For example - another good forum - 'slippertalk' doesn't have that feature as...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SouthPark
The above is just an example of deleting. Just...

The above is just an example of deleting. Just use a single dot eg. a . symbol. And then make it a wheat colour.

Also refer to this link...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SouthPark
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Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-13-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
True! Although --- for orchids ---- and other...

True! Although --- for orchids ---- and other plants --- sphagnum will eventually change to something else.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-12-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
Thanks for mentioning slate. The local scoria...

Thanks for mentioning slate. The local scoria here doesn't have any sharp bits. Has slate got any sharp bits or sharp edges? Not that I mind at all. As long as it works, then that is fine.

I have...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By SouthPark
The didn't send two of them by accident. It's...

The didn't send two of them by accident. It's either they figured the orchid was a bit small, and sent two ----- or they sent an extra for nice reasons. When orchid sellers send something by mistake...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-12-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
Thanks for mentioning the size of the scoria and...

Thanks for mentioning the size of the scoria and including pics. Roughly pea size is workable.

One of my C. Mini Purple orchids is currently flowering - which I had planted when it was...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-12-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
Update - I meant...

Update - I meant slightly-larger-than-peppercorn-size scoria. Or roughly around pepper-corn size.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-12-2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
At what stage were they provided with the pepper...

At what stage were they provided with the pepper corn sized scoria? It certainly is known that orchids can develop roots that adapt to various sorts of environments - where the new roots or...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-11-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
That's a nice workable method. Over here, I have...

That's a nice workable method. Over here, I have only used plastic opaque pots in the tropics with very good (and lots of) drainage holes down the bottom - works nicely too. I just do something along...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-11-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 570
Posted By SouthPark
Also check this link ----- for reference as well...

Also check this link ----- for reference as well - for the cockroach 669.

LINK (https://colleenrochette.wordpress.com/tag/psychopsis-papilio-alba-x-sib/)
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-11-2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By SouthPark
Totally agree Jeff - about appearance of flower...

Totally agree Jeff - about appearance of flower spilling out of new growth!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-11-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 837
Posted By SouthPark
I haven't tried it yet. But wondering if an...

I haven't tried it yet. But wondering if an aquarium air-stone pump system for water surface air mixing can help with keeping regular roots alive - by keeping the water adequately oxygenated. But...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-10-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By SouthPark
Just loading up a couple more nice pics taken...

Just loading up a couple more nice pics taken this morning of this Mini Purple.

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Pke_-ktXQq9KAxfPx7XxH80hjHt3y6mT
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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-10-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By SouthPark
Beautiful. Very beautiful.

Beautiful. Very beautiful.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 01-10-2022, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By SouthPark
C. Mini Purple 'Tamami'

This particular one has its flower upside down this time hehe. I don't mind that at all ----- and it has some nice purple.

Different shades depending on the lighting. Captured various nice shots...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-08-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,234
Posted By SouthPark
An experiment with all seedling clones --- in...

An experiment with all seedling clones --- in lots of 100 ------ group A (100 orchid clone seedlings) ----- alcohol treatment, and group B (100 seedlings) ----- control with no alcohol, but are...
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