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Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Fairorchids
Den. spectabile tends to grow tall. I got some...

Den. spectabile tends to grow tall. I got some of the ('Hoosier' x 'Shorty') seedlings, and have seen these spike on canes as short as about 10".
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Fairorchids
Even the nurseries, which do their own breeding,...

Even the nurseries, which do their own breeding, usually only do so within a few or several genera. They also buy material from other nurseries, in order to broaden their offering.

Also keep in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By Fairorchids
If water pools on top of the spaghnum when you...

If water pools on top of the spaghnum when you first water, then you have:
A. Packed it too tight in the pot.
B. Watered too late, after it dried out.

I use a lot of spaghnum (all Paphs,...
Forum: Miscellaneous & Other Genera 11-26-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Fairorchids
Agree, they need their feet in organic mix to...

Agree, they need their feet in organic mix to start.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-26-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Fairorchids
You can repot Cymbidium any time of the year...

You can repot Cymbidium any time of the year (though early spring is preferred), even if the plant is in bud.

Obviously, if the plant is in bud, be careful not to break the spike.

Since...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-23-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Fairorchids
This is a Dendrobium phalaenopsis type hybrid. ...

This is a Dendrobium phalaenopsis type hybrid.

Photos do not show any obvious damage. Why do you think you need to treat it?
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-22-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Fairorchids
Most V. (Neofinetia) falcata hybrids have...

Most V. (Neofinetia) falcata hybrids have significant cold tolerance (I had a Pink Fairy [NF x P. teres] survive 18F).

However, this particular grex seems to be different. Just checked my photo...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Fairorchids
This plant could be cut, but you will only get...

This plant could be cut, but you will only get top piece out of it. If you wait till it is 5-6' tall, you will likely be be able to cut at a point, where some leaves remain on the bottom portion. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-21-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Fairorchids
Some plants tend to climb (new growths come out...

Some plants tend to climb (new growths come out higher than the previous growth).

It is important to plant the front of the plant at the correct depth, so future growth will do well. If that...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 11-17-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Fairorchids
You have two mottled leaf plants, 'Maudiae' types...

You have two mottled leaf plants, 'Maudiae' types (sub-genus Sigmatopetalum).
Pinochio & Avalon Mist are sequential bloomers (sub-genus cochlopetalum).

All 4 need low light (same as...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 11-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Fairorchids
For a while Popow listed plants on Ebay, for...

For a while Popow listed plants on Ebay, for delivery to the US through Miami (as I recall it).

I tried to make them reasonable offers on several items, but they never responded.
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By Fairorchids
Cymbidiums require no rest period. They grow...

Cymbidiums require no rest period.

They grow year round (albeit slower in the winter).

It is the only genus, which I fertilize at full strength according to fertilizer manufacturer...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By Fairorchids
Roberta, You are entirely correct. ...

Roberta,

You are entirely correct.

However, we started with specifically aggregatum.

I expanded my response to also cover the Australians (kingianum & speciosum) and nobile/nobile...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By Fairorchids
To go back to your question, yes, temperature...

To go back to your question, yes, temperature reduction is part of the trigger mechanism, and so is an increase in light. These plants come from deciduous montane forests, which have a distinct dry...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-17-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By Fairorchids
I have never given Neos a winter rest, other than...

I have never given Neos a winter rest, other than the reduced watering frequency I apply to the entire greenhouse.
In the past I went from twice a week to once a week.
In current greenhouse, I...
Forum: Orchid Show Announcements 11-16-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Fairorchids
@ Keysguy I have been invited, and I plan to...

@ Keysguy
I have been invited, and I plan to come (I have the show up on my show schedule on my web site).

One key to a successful show, is to have vendors that are not in direct competition with...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-16-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Fairorchids
Yours is still a young plant, with a first bloom....

Yours is still a young plant, with a first bloom.

Mature plants have PBs about 3 times taller. When it gets there, you will get more flowers on each inflorescence.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 11-15-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Fairorchids
Vanda Ambrosian Discovery

Purchased this primary hybrid (V. tricolor, var. suavis x V. insignis) from Motes a couple of years ago as a large seedling. I think it bloomed first time last year. This year:

In May it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-14-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Fairorchids
In nature seedlings typically germinate at the...

In nature seedlings typically germinate at the base of the mother plant, and thus start in deep shade.

In the lab flasks get enough light to get the seeds to germinate and grow some. However,...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 11-13-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By Fairorchids
It is a gorgeous Dendrobium phalaenopsis hybrid...

It is a gorgeous Dendrobium phalaenopsis hybrid (flower is too round to be a species).

I bought mine from Carmela. It is not the first time I have caught Carmela selling something, that is not...
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 11-13-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,971
Posted By Fairorchids
Why don't you post a photo? But, in order to...

Why don't you post a photo?
But, in order to get more people to view & comment, it should be in the 'Potting & Repotting' section.
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 11-12-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,971
Posted By Fairorchids
Zygos are easy to grow. They want intermediate...

Zygos are easy to grow. They want intermediate to cool temperatures, but relatively high light. They do well under Cattleya light range, but even better under Cymbidium light range.

They are...
Forum: Propagation 11-12-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Fairorchids
While the largest seedlings usually can do well...

While the largest seedlings usually can do well potted individually, it is my experience (deflasking some 75+ flasks over the past 8 years), that the majority do better placed in compots (or trays). ...
Forum: Propagation 11-12-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By Fairorchids
Some seed can take a lot longer than 5-6 weeks. ...

Some seed can take a lot longer than 5-6 weeks. Be patient.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-12-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Fairorchids
The primary color difference, is a significant...

The primary color difference, is a significant reduction in anthocyanins.

This pigment class is known to be heavily influenced by:

Temperature
Light
pH (which determines red/blue hue)
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