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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
I think that sounds like a good plan. When it is...

I think that sounds like a good plan. When it is healthier, you can consider increasing light somewhat. But it still doesn't want to toast... Ascocenda wants light a bit more subdued than a big...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
Yes, I think you have to let things dry out a...

Yes, I think you have to let things dry out a little... Vandadeous plants are dominant epiphytes, so roots need to dry out somewhat. Here, you have a balancing act... with too few roots, the plant...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By Roberta
OK... went through my database... total distinct...

OK... went through my database... total distinct species (alive, not necessarily bloomed) = 785. (I counted each species once, not counting different color forms, etc. ) Total number of species...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By Roberta
I consider them vital. Heat rises - so that's an...

I consider them vital. Heat rises - so that's an important way of getting it out. The ones that work with a piston, where the expansion of an internal wax do the job splendidly - no power needed,...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By Roberta
Alan, Cooling is definitely something that you...

Alan,
Cooling is definitely something that you need to consider - along with air circulation. So electricity is something that you have to factor in ... I can't think of any other way to run fans. ...
Forum: Miniatures Show & Tell Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By Roberta
My total number of species plants is somewhere...

My total number of species plants is somewhere around 800 but some species have multiple plants. I'll have to do a little data processing to find out the number of distinct species. I'm guessing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
Plain old table sugar. You can open up the...

Plain old table sugar. You can open up the mini-greenhouse each day to refresh the air in it. At this point I wouldn't worry much about fertilizer. Maybe a dilute "bath" once a week or so.

Glad...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By Roberta
First, Welcome! With those little nubbins of...

First, Welcome!
With those little nubbins of roots, the daily soaking may be necessary for awhile until it grows some more. But there may be some other options... the dehydration comes because it...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-30-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By Roberta
You shouldn't repot until spring anyway. (I have...

You shouldn't repot until spring anyway. (I have found that repotted Cyms are less likely to miss a year of bloominhg if they are repotted somewhat later... I do repotting until August or...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Roberta
I would suggest skip the soaking. And that long...

I would suggest skip the soaking. And that long interval tells me that the Phals are likely staying too wet. If it works for you (and you can't evaluate in less than a year or so) then keep on doing...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 11-30-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By Roberta
Cymbidium buds can tease you for several months....

Cymbidium buds can tease you for several months. You have only had the plant for a month? That is not nearly enough time to evaluate anything! I have had the experience, multiple times, where the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Roberta
Not bad at all... may be a good compromise. The...

Not bad at all... may be a good compromise. The whole point here is to come up with a medium that fits your watering practices and also gives the orchids what they need in the way of humid air...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-30-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Roberta
It would help to know which Catts and which...

It would help to know which Catts and which Lycastes. Different species (and their hybrids) have different needs. Also, how long have you had them? Under what conditions have you been growing them?...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By Roberta
Great idea, Cyms aren't fussy (and like to stay...

Great idea, Cyms aren't fussy (and like to stay on the wet side). And they will use up your supply very quickly. I use cheap (fairly generic) seedling bark mixed with perlite on my Cyms (that do...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-29-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Roberta
Totally spectacular growth! My L. tenebrosas...

Totally spectacular growth! My L. tenebrosas only bloom in summer - like July-ish. Yours is so happy that it couldn't wait! Next summer, the show should be amazing if those new growths bloom at the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-29-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Roberta
I think that the lowest temperatures in the house...

I think that the lowest temperatures in the house should be fine for all of those. When I get plants in the fall and winter that should be fine outside, I do protect them through the first winter,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-29-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
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 11-29-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
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 11-28-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
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 11-28-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
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 11-28-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,126
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 11-28-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,126
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 11-28-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
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 11-28-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
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: 583
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...
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