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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
Depending upon the specific coatings used for...

Depending upon the specific coatings used for Low-E glass, the intensity reduction can be as much as 40%.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Ray
Whichever it is, it’s really nice!

Whichever it is, it’s really nice!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Ray
Over the past year or so, I have converted all my...

Over the past year or so, I have converted all my plants to inorganic media.

It actually began when I learned that, over winter, the evaporative cooling from the S/H pot was too cool for my phals...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
If by "tinted" you mean Low-E coatings for energy...

If by "tinted" you mean Low-E coatings for energy savings, they do reduce the light transmission, but the reduction is fairly uniform across the visible-light spectrum.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
“Mites” is what first jumped into my mind. I...

“Mites” is what first jumped into my mind. I would try another round of 3 treatments of the 3-in-1 product.

Phal. bellina is one of those “hot” growers, so you might try upping the temperature...
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Ray
Nothing, other than “thanks”.

Nothing, other than “thanks”.
Forum: Hybrids 05-20-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Ray
A seed-grown plant.

A seed-grown plant.
Forum: Hybrids 05-20-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Ray
Phalaenopsis Pylo's Flame

A hybrid obtained from Peter Lin at Big Leaf Orchids.

It bloomed previously on one spike (which has rebloomed with a single blossom, but is outside of the image).
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 05-20-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Ray
Keith - You're correct that "Gorilla hair"...

Keith - You're correct that "Gorilla hair" doesn't hold a lot of moisture within the strands, but if a bit compressed, it'll hold more between them - not a lot, so the roots can still "breathe" - and...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 05-20-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Ray
Welcome, Nadia. Once you are able to post...

Welcome, Nadia.

Once you are able to post photos, that will help a great deal, but Please give us some background information - type of orchid, potting medium, your growing temperature, humidity,...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 05-18-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Ray
Kelpak is in stock!

http://firstrays.com/temp/kelpak_in_stock.gif (https://firstrays.com/product/kelpak/)
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 05-18-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Ray
There is no "best" medium for any orchid. The...

There is no "best" medium for any orchid. The plant doesn't care what it's potted in, it only wants "the right conditions", and that may be accomplished in any number of ways, depending upon your...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-18-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Ray
Yes. If the plant is not currently growing...

Yes.

If the plant is not currently growing new root nubs from the base, you may have to “baby” it a bit until it starts growing new roots.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-17-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By Ray
And in my experience, Paph stonei is particularly...

And in my experience, Paph stonei is particularly slow, even among multiflorals.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-16-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Ray
In some parts of the world, evaporative coolers...

In some parts of the world, evaporative coolers are used to cool homes.

Read the post at the link I offered earlier. It’s all about evaporation rate. An evaporative cooler passes a large...
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 05-16-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Ray
Self it in situ!

Self it in situ!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 05-15-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Ray
If it's outdoors, why not use a lawn sprinkler...

If it's outdoors, why not use a lawn sprinkler with a timer to water it for you? All of my plants are out on my deck all summer, and that's what I do when I leave for an extended time.
Forum: Propagation 05-15-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Ray
If the secondary growths are sharing the root...

If the secondary growths are sharing the root system, they cannot be divided, so are properly called "basal growths" to distinguish them from a "keiki" growing on an inflorescence.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-15-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Ray
If you want to raise the humidity, you want to...

If you want to raise the humidity, you want to put water into the air, not wet the leaves. READ THIS. (https://firstrays.com/growing-conditions/evaporation/)

As far as foliar feeding is...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-12-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Ray
Could that be mite damage?

Could that be mite damage?
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 05-12-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Ray
All gone

All gone
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 05-12-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Ray
Young plants for the cost of shipping

I received a box of plants from a long-time friend and customer. Her husband is under hospice care and she is too busy to care for the seedlings she acquired, and I offered to help them get new...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 05-12-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Ray
No, this was all pandemic-related supply chain...

No, this was all pandemic-related supply chain issues.

The normal transfer from the producer in South Africa to the distribution warehouse in the US has been 60-66 days. This trip was 159.

I...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 05-11-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Ray
That’s mighty nice!

That’s mighty nice!
Forum: Growing on Mounts 05-11-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Ray
They are best for high-humidity environments, so...

They are best for high-humidity environments, so that the water seepage through the clay body keeps the plant moist, but the evaporation is slow enough to avoid the buildup issue.
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