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Forum: Pests & Diseases Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Ray
Phyton 27 is a systemic, copper-based bactericide...

Phyton 27 is a systemic, copper-based bactericide and fungicide. I like Thiomyl, too, but if it’s a bacterial infection, it won’t touch it.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Ray
Cross was made by G. A. King - I assume George -...

Cross was made by G. A. King - I assume George - registered in 1970.

That cultivar has a number of awards in Australia, Brazil, and the US.
Forum: Orchid Lounge Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By Ray
Hmmm…. When I click that link, I get a Facebook...

Hmmm…. When I click that link, I get a Facebook page saying the page isn’t available, and searching turns up only an individual by that name, with no info given.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Ray
In my experience, Rl. digbyana can take as much...

In my experience, Rl. digbyana can take as much light as you can throw at it, and bloom best when they get a LOT.

Strip it and remount or strap it on another - both work.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-22-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By Ray
Glad you are here, MASI!

Glad you are here, MASI!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Ray
Not if it's a dilute solution (which is also my...

Not if it's a dilute solution (which is also my preference).
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-21-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Ray
Feed directly, or pre-water first?

I know this has been discussed, and I stand by my recommendation to NOT pre-water, but I was challenged on that by someone who had “275+ppm” mineral-laden tap water, so I thought I’d share my logic:...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-21-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By Ray
Keith, FWIW, orchid greenhouses I am familiar...

Keith, FWIW, orchid greenhouses I am familiar with in full sun in PA (Parkside) - with less solar intensity - typically had two layers of 30% in summer and one in winter. My greenhouse was partially...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-20-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Ray
Yes, you can make a 20% solution, but you must...

Yes, you can make a 20% solution, but you must dilute it further, to the recommended level, before application.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-20-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,904
Posted By Ray
Orchid culture is constantly evolving, as are the...

Orchid culture is constantly evolving, as are the demographics of orchid growers.

Early on, potting media were based upon leaf litter, twigs and sharp sand. Fertilizer tended to be manure-based,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-19-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By Ray
I recommend that you NOT feed as infrequently as...

I recommend that you NOT feed as infrequently as once a month. An orchid gets fed a minute amount of nutrition every time it rains, which can be several times a day.

I believe the best culture is...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-19-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Ray
Welcome aboard! I lived in Doylestown for a...

Welcome aboard!

I lived in Doylestown for a long time. Look into Main Street Orchids in Perkasie. He’s about a mile west of 313. Mike is a really good guy and a tremendous enabler…. ...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 09-19-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Ray
I have a Paph. stonei and a couple of roths x...

I have a Paph. stonei and a couple of roths x brachy crosses, and both do quite well along side my other paphs and phalaenopsis. The stonei is an extremely slow grower.

They are grown in S/H...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Ray
Yep. Again, the trick is to avoid any...

Yep.

Again, the trick is to avoid any deficiencies without over-applying anything.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Ray
Thanks to both Orchid Whisperer and K-Sci for the...

Thanks to both Orchid Whisperer and K-Sci for the added discussion.

There are a couple of things we must keep in mind:

First and foremost, tissue analysis only tells us what the plant has been...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-18-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Ray
I agree with ES, but will add that the failing of...

I agree with ES, but will add that the failing of the new growth may be due to the plant having water poured over it, allowing the water to be trapped between the leaf bases.

Unfortunately, you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-17-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Ray
If I’m not mistaken, those are “horse chestnuts”....

If I’m not mistaken, those are “horse chestnuts”.

When I lived in England, we’d drill a hole through them and insert a shoelace, tying a knot to hold it on. Then you swing them at another kid’s,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-17-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Ray
The texture of the leaves may suggest your water...

The texture of the leaves may suggest your water is quite hard. Maybe what you’re seeing isn’t fertilizer salts, but excess dissolved minerals in the water.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-17-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Ray
What he said… The issue is suffocation, not...

What he said…

The issue is suffocation, not exposure to water.

See if you can find photos or videos of orchids in the wild. They are often dripping wet at all times. Even those with distinct...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-17-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 676
Posted By Ray
Keith, The Norman’s Bay color saturation...

Keith,

The Norman’s Bay color saturation might be cultural, as well. I’m not denying possible photo manipulation, but plants I have acquired from Ed are quite true to the images he had posted.
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-17-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Ray
Let’s not forget Georgia versus Georgia Tech. ...

Let’s not forget Georgia versus Georgia Tech. Tech even has “to hell with Georgia” in the fight song. That rivalry began in 1893, while the Michigan-MSU rivalry began 5 years later.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-16-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Ray
You’re apparently right, although it was Bill...

You’re apparently right, although it was Bill that told me otherwise.

Shadeflower- I owe you a big apology!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-16-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Ray
(Major Edit) Apparently, my pre-caffeine...

(Major Edit)

Apparently, my pre-caffeine rant was totally incorrect!

Please disregard the ass I showed this morning.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-16-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Ray
MSU has a big horticulture department. I...

MSU has a big horticulture department.

I have spoken many times to the PhD who formulated it, and as I said in my K-Lite response, he insists that “they tried it and it worked”. Their experience...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-16-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Ray
The scientific basis for K-Lite was various...

The scientific basis for K-Lite was various chapters in Marschner’s Mineral Nutrition in Higher Plants, Benzing’s Vascular Epiphytes, plus a bunch of anecdotal evidence in both related and unrelated...
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