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Search: Posts Made By: Roberta
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Roberta
Rose, Try ordering some Orchiata (you can get...

Rose,
Try ordering some Orchiata (you can get small quantities from rePotMe) and you will see the difference. If you don't have current source of good bark, you can't make a good comparison. If...
Forum: Bulbophyllum Alliance Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By Roberta
You do have some years to go, but they are...

You do have some years to go, but they are looking great! The "aroma" is truly to be anticipated... one of the Bulbos that looks and smells like rotting meat.:biggrin:
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Roberta
First bloom, quite lovely. Actually, the grex...

First bloom, quite lovely. Actually, the grex has the potential to become a spectacular floriferous specimen, so this one is just getting started.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Roberta
Great save! What is done to young mass-produced...

Great save! What is done to young mass-produced Phals often IS abusive... This one has received an excellent second chance! Lucky plant!
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,784
Posted By Roberta
Ahh... figured it out... routing from my ISP to...

Ahh... figured it out... routing from my ISP to imgur... when I use my phone network I see it. I could see the code for the site, but when I tried to access it directly, ISP said that it couldn't...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,784
Posted By Roberta
I don't see the AEMET picture... Wow, you get...

I don't see the AEMET picture... Wow, you get even less rain than where I live... where it isn't much and forecast is for another dry winter. (When any significant rain is forecast, I'm skeptical...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Roberta
I have no idea what species it is... it was here...

I have no idea what species it is... it was here when I moved into the house. (I used to be able to easily trim the old fronds, now I don't have a trimmer that gets even close)
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Roberta
I wonder if the laws are different in the UK,...

I wonder if the laws are different in the UK, such that they actually have to say what is in the bottle. (The MSDS was also amusing reading...it implies that you need to wear a hazmat suit when...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
Brassia pseudobulbs don't develop until the...

Brassia pseudobulbs don't develop until the leaves are maturing. So if you have a small leaf bundle, it has some distance to go (grow). It will get there eventually. So I think the Cym just needs...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
Depending on which Paph you have, it may actually...

Depending on which Paph you have, it may actually be right for the Phal conditions. (the ones with mottled leaves - Maudae type - are low-light, warmth-loving) The Brassia may be pretty close to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
The two pieces just need to get bigger. Then...

The two pieces just need to get bigger. Then you'll have two healthy plants that will do both. Right now you have two small, rather weak plants. (Contrast with the size that it was when you...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-27-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Roberta
Well, I have one Australian tree fern, outside....

Well, I have one Australian tree fern, outside. So can't say how it would work indoors. Mine gets both water and fertilizer run-off from the orchids, and it's growing fairly fast. (at least 20 feet...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Roberta
This was in one of the FAQs - "Kelpak...

This was in one of the FAQs -
"Kelpak formulated for use in organic farming is light brown in colour much like the actual seaweed. Kelpak formulations containing nutrients are greenish in colour,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 421
Posted By Roberta
SF, I found this info on the product (UK version)...

SF, I found this info on the product (UK version)
Kelpak 5L Organic Bio Stimulant Containing Kelp (https://www.agrigem.co.uk/kelpak-seaweed-5l), click on the Download button for the Label document....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-27-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By Roberta
I found that by adding supplemental light (like...

I found that by adding supplemental light (like 12 hours a day) I went from very little reblooming to about 80%. Light duration (rather than intensity) is likely a very important factor. After all,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
High nitrogen will tend to suppress blooming....

High nitrogen will tend to suppress blooming. Remember... fertilizer is the LEAST important cultural factor. Get everything else right, and it improves things. But it won't compensate for...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By Roberta
I am very fortunate in having a nearby...

I am very fortunate in having a nearby (relatively) nursery-supply store that usually has the good sphag. So I stock up when the supply starts to run even a little low in case they're out of it the...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 11-27-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By Roberta
That one could be in the root-porn...

That one could be in the root-porn thread.:biggrin:
L. anceps? I grow mine in the brightest full sun that I can give them. And have never had sunburn on L. anceps either. Tough as nails. I have...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
I haven't used a bloom booster ever... Actually,...

I haven't used a bloom booster ever... Actually, not all that much of anything. But in a sense I'm cheating... I live in one of the best climates in the world for growing Cyms. Put them on patio,...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 11-27-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By Roberta
I have found that L. anceps (and L. Finckeniana...

I have found that L. anceps (and L. Finckeniana is L. anceps by L. albida) totally hates pots. Both of the parent species of L. Finckeniana do very well mounted... and are drought-resistant. So in...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
With regard to fertilizer on the leaves... some...

With regard to fertilizer on the leaves... some orchids have evolved to actually channel runoff toward the roots. I'm thinking of Cym canaliculatum (V-shaped leaves capture dew in addition to rain). ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
Actually, those Cym photos were from Rbarata,...

Actually, those Cym photos were from Rbarata, but I have plenty of leaves that look like those too. Cyms tolerate abuse nicely, tend toward ugly leaves, but bloom anyway. (Or maybe the abuse...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 11-27-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 563
Posted By Roberta
Do you guarantee that none of the fertilizer that...

Do you guarantee that none of the fertilizer that is sprayed on the leaves doesn't eventually get washed onto the medium? Sounds to me like a good way to get mineral spots on the leaves, unless...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By Roberta
With regard to the pH change of Orchiata, it may...

With regard to the pH change of Orchiata, it may depend on the water. Fred Clark of Sunset Valley Orchids has observed that - apparently the product is calcined to maintain neutral pH and for Fred,...
Forum: Coelogyne Alliance 11-27-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,226
Posted By Roberta
This is a very old thread. I suggest that you...

This is a very old thread. I suggest that you start a new one, you are likely to get more responses
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