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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-07-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By PaphMadMan
Sphagnum is a valid choice, often the best, for a...

Sphagnum is a valid choice, often the best, for a weak nearly rootless plant while it recovers. Once it begins something closer to normal healthy growth then it does need to move to a more...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-06-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By PaphMadMan
With the new roots coming there is a fair chance...

With the new roots coming there is a fair chance your Catt will survive, but stop with the kelp and hormones. It's a little like giving caffeine and sugar to a patient in a coma to wake them up. A...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 06-30-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By PaphMadMan
You know how it goes. Some innocent young Phal...

You know how it goes. Some innocent young Phal starts hanging with the wrong crowd (Epidendrums usually, but you have to watch those Catasetum delinquents too) and starts doing seedy things to pay...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-29-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By PaphMadMan
I remember native Opuntia (O. humifusa, I think)...

I remember native Opuntia (O. humifusa, I think) growing wild around my grandparents' farm in central Wisconsin, zone 4b. My grandfather won quite a few bets when visitors did not believe he grew...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-11-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By PaphMadMan
Fertilizer is fertilizer, and orchids don't need...

Fertilizer is fertilizer, and orchids don't need much. It doesn't matter if it says it is for orchids, and unless the ratios are extreme they don't matter much either. Use a fertilizer with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-04-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By PaphMadMan
Despite Camille pointing out that this is an old...

Despite Camille pointing out that this is an old thread, some may find this useful: Incomplete combustion from an open flame like a candle can produce ethylene gas. Ethylene can act as a powerful...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By PaphMadMan
For those who think these don't look like...

For those who think these don't look like springtails, perhaps you are not familiar with Globular Springtails, order Symphypleona.
...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-26-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By PaphMadMan
Obviously there isn't enough detail to be sure,...

Obviously there isn't enough detail to be sure, but based on what I can see, if I saw these on my plants I would be confident they were springtails and not worry about it.
Forum: Identification Forum 05-14-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By PaphMadMan
The plant shown in the listing is definitely not...

The plant shown in the listing is definitely not a Dracula, and probably is Catasetum or a relative.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-12-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By PaphMadMan
Spots on the leaves of Oncidium alliance orchids...

Spots on the leaves of Oncidium alliance orchids are an almost universal issue. They often may be due to minor and very common cultural issues, and some plants are much more susceptible than others....
Forum: Identification Forum 05-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By PaphMadMan
Gastrorchis, perhaps. Leaves would help.

Gastrorchis, perhaps. Leaves would help.
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 05-10-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By PaphMadMan
Looks minty to me.

Looks minty to me.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 05-10-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By PaphMadMan
That's what you get when the guy who is running...

That's what you get when the guy who is running things is actively trying to destroy the service.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-30-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By PaphMadMan
You probably experienced the Walter Murphy 1977...

You probably experienced the Walter Murphy 1977 disco style recording of Rhapsody in Blue that was featured in the 2019 TV show Watchmen. It had moderate commercial success when released, and...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 04-15-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By PaphMadMan
Leaves are almost irrelevant if there are healthy...

Leaves are almost irrelevant if there are healthy roots and the meristem is undamaged. A setback, not a tragedy. Even if the apical meristem is damaged you may get growth from a axillary meristem. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-14-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By PaphMadMan
I think the real problem is a place that won't...

I think the real problem is a place that won't let you keep a plant on a windowsill.
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 04-13-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By PaphMadMan
Jewel orchids - Macodes, Dossinia, Anoectochilus,...

Jewel orchids - Macodes, Dossinia, Anoectochilus, Ludisia. With the right choices you'll have constant color and pattern for interest. With well controlled temperature and moderately high humidity...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 04-13-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By PaphMadMan
Three beauties that have always had particular...

Three beauties that have always had particular appeal for me: Prosthechea mariae, Cypripedium formosanum, Angraecum magdalenae
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 04-02-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By PaphMadMan
The plant with pseudobulbs really does not look...

The plant with pseudobulbs really does not look like Tolumnia at all, but the flowers themselves and the way they are tightly bunched shows a strong resemblance to Tolumnia triquetra, as 3rdMaestro...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-30-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By PaphMadMan
I agree. Seeing the whole plant, this is a...

I agree. Seeing the whole plant, this is a Cattlianthe hybrid of some kind, probably Guarianthe bowringiana ancestry with both unifoliate and bifoliate Cattleya. Cattlianthe Porcia is the archetype...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-29-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By PaphMadMan
It is rarely possible to get a positive ID for an...

It is rarely possible to get a positive ID for an unknown orchid hybrid. An indication of size and a good picture of the whole plant might at least allow "probably some of this and some of that"...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-25-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By PaphMadMan
The only registered hybrid of Dinema polybulbon, ...

The only registered hybrid of Dinema polybulbon, Dineclia Chien Ya Smile. A few good flower pictures come up in a search.

I agree this can probably take constant moisture as long as the roots...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By PaphMadMan
I would make a distinction between a healthy...

I would make a distinction between a healthy plant (and a Phal with no roots might otherwise be healthy and in pretty good shape) and a weak or sick plant (badly dehydrated, active or just ended...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-11-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By PaphMadMan
They may not do much against existing adult...

They may not do much against existing adult scale, but they should make a quick lunch of the crawler stage, limiting the reproduction and spread.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-11-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By PaphMadMan
In this case, the recommendation for which to use...

In this case, the recommendation for which to use as mom and pop is easy. Mini Mark has only been successfully used as a parent of a registered cross 9 times since 1992, and never as the pollen...
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