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Forum: Potting & Repotting 11-08-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Phramipedium not potted deep enough?

I purchased a bare root Phrag and potted up this weekend. I'm concerned that it might not be potted deep enough, but I'm new to Phrags, so I'm not sure if it'll just adjust or if it's worth taking it...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-06-2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,813
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
I read that it's not recommended to use organic...

I read that it's not recommended to use organic fertilizers with rockwool because it will grow algae. Do people that use organic additives (Kelpmax and Quantum) still use them after switching to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-06-2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Organic fertilizer question

I was perusing herebutnot.com and was intrigued to find that he supplements with bloodmeal as part of his fertilizer regimen. I'm wondering if anyone else uses or has used organic fertilizers and...
Forum: Identification Forum 10-13-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Thanks for the tips. Were you able to key it out...

Thanks for the tips. Were you able to key it out or did you do a vibe check?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-13-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
I have imidacloprid powder. Is sprinkling it on...

I have imidacloprid powder. Is sprinkling it on the medium and watering it in per the manufacturer's instructions the same as a root drench?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-13-2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Mealybug treatment questions for effectiveness and to prevent re-infestation

I just discovered a few adult mealybugs on some orchids I was quarantining. What I have done so far is spray them one of those organic sprays full of essential oils and neem oil as a first step, but...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-13-2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
What kind of soap do you use? Castile?

What kind of soap do you use? Castile?
Forum: Identification Forum 10-12-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
First, I made a mistake in my first post. The...

First, I made a mistake in my first post. The NOID terrestrial (Spiranthes #1) is from September 2021 (last year) and lived a winter-less winter in my apartment. I do have a Spiranthes (#2) from the...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-12-2022, 02:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,813
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
I've read it twice, but it's a lot of posts haha....

I've read it twice, but it's a lot of posts haha. The main takeaways for me are that y'all like your whisky and Ray is Bill Nye.
Forum: Identification Forum 10-09-2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
"Spiranthes cernua" or NOID terrestrial?

I purchased this plant as Spiranthes cernua in September of 2021. I've been keeping it indoors and it hasn't done much. I purchased another Spiranthes cernua from the same vendor in August of this...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-09-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,813
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Thanks for the info. For how many days do you let...

Thanks for the info. For how many days do you let the phal tray stay dry before you water them again? Does the rockwool get not-airy if sits in water too long, or is that why your ratio is 75% LECA?
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-06-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,813
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
For your phals growing in a rockwool/LECA mix,...

For your phals growing in a rockwool/LECA mix, have you been growing them S/H or in traditional pots? And how might S/H vs traditional affect the ratio of rockwool to LECA you (would) use?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-10-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Thank you everyone for all your input!

Thank you everyone for all your input!
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-10-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
I'm out of Inocucor, but I'm assuming I can...

I'm out of Inocucor, but I'm assuming I can substitute Quantum?



So far this summer, the growing area ranges from 68-79 F. Humidity is normally > 40 and < 60, but with the rain today the RH...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-10-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Potential pests on Phalaenopsis

I took some macro photographs of some potential issues on my phals. Can anyone tell what they are? Please excuse the narrow depth of field, but it was the only way to get the closeups of the tiny...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-10-2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
How to rescue Masdevallia venus

I have a Masdevallia venus that's started declining in health since my move. It's normal for me to pluck dead leaves as they yellow at the base. However, it seems like it will go bald at the rate the...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-07-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Side lighting for for tall/climbing orchids?

I mostly grow phals and terrestrials indoors, but I'm interested in branching out. Before I moved, I grew my orchids on shelves and in indoor greenhouses with LED shop lights tied/hanging from the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-06-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Not even insecticidal soap? I was under the...

Not even insecticidal soap? I was under the impression that insecticidal soap and horticultural oil were were to bugs as rubbing alcohol is to microorganisms.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-06-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Quarantine/Prophylaxis for new orchids

So far, I've been lucky not to have any pest outbreaks among my indoor orchids. I've experimented with prophylactic treatments where I sprayed new acquisitions with pesticides (I have tried various)...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
First of all, thanks to everyone's input. I...

First of all, thanks to everyone's input. I wrapped plants in polyester batting, then wrapped them in newspaper, and packed them into small moving boxes with more batting to fill any gaps. I shipped...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-06-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Tips for mailing orchids

I'm moving from coast to coast. I'm getting a pod for my inanimate objects, a plane ticket for myself, and shipping my plants... this Friday. By this point, I have an eclectic crew of survivors that...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-08-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,303
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
To be specific, the plants in question are a mix...

To be specific, the plants in question are a mix of blooming size to near blooming size individuals of Phalaenopsis speciosa. Many grew spikes, but I lost the vast majority of buds to bud blast,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-07-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,303
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Ray and Roberta, would using an inorganic medium,...

Ray and Roberta, would using an inorganic medium, like rockwool and LECA, cause less of dead zone than using sphagnum moss?
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-06-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,303
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
Pot size for adult Phalaenopsis

I've been raising some Phalaenopsis seedlings from flask. I'm pretty sure they need to be potted up into a larger pot, but I'm not sure what size to get. So I have two questions:

First, given...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By The Peloric Orchid
At home. It's in an indoor "greenhouse" (really a...

At home. It's in an indoor "greenhouse" (really a growing tent sleeve on cheap plastic frame) while it still fits. The ambient humidity in my apartment is 58-62% now that the AC isn't running as...
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