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Forum: Cymbidium Alliance Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Ray
Chula orchids has a large array of sizes. ...

Chula orchids has a large array of sizes.

https://www.chulaorchids.com/orchid-bands.html
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Ray
Another great catt, Sam!

Another great catt, Sam!
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 05-11-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Ray
The parents are now considered Vanda miniata and...

The parents are now considered Vanda miniata and Phalaenopsis pulcherrima, making the hybrid Vandaenopsis (Vdnps) Pulcherrimin.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 05-11-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By Ray
Welcome to the board. Important Orchid...

Welcome to the board.

Important Orchid Growing Concept #1: Unlike terrestrial plants that do almost all of their respiratory gas exchange through their roots, epiphytic orchids do a great deal of...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 05-10-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Ray
Sale on "Optimal Growth" Package

http://firstrays.com/temp/OG_Sale1.jpg

Click to go straight to the deal. (https://firstrays.com/product/optimal-growth-package-deal/)
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-10-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Ray
To the best of my knowledge, it's reasonably...

To the best of my knowledge, it's reasonably applicable across the board.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-09-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Ray
Actually, all three are quite mobile. Calcium is...

Actually, all three are quite mobile. Calcium is the least mobile.

I've attached a scan from Marschner Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants that shows a few symptoms of deficiencies and toxicities....
Forum: Growing Under Lights 05-09-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Ray
No, it means the human eye, having no green...

No, it means the human eye, having no green reflected to it, perceives the vegetation as almost being black.



From what I’ve read, illicit pot growers were the first to adopt their use in...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 05-08-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Ray
Several years ago I purchased a few hybrids. I...

Several years ago I purchased a few hybrids. I grew them in semi-hydroponics, using LECA in a clay pot standing in a tray of water. The extra evaporative cooling was a "plus" in that case.

In...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 05-08-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Ray
Plants use the entire visible spectrum and then...

Plants use the entire visible spectrum and then some.

Red/blue (often called "blurple") LEDs came into being when folks were illegally growing pot. The "criminals" were often caught by monitoring...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 05-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Ray
This is a great contradictory demonstration of...

This is a great contradictory demonstration of why advice can be so dicey - it depends much more about the combination of all of your cultural conditions than the plant itself, so without knowing...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-05-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Ray
TDS meters are merely (and usually cheap) EC...

TDS meters are merely (and usually cheap) EC meters to which an arbitrary “conversion factor” is built into the circuitry. More often than not it’s standardized to NaCl content in distilled water,...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 05-05-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Ray
Interestingly enough, aerial roots seem to adapt...

Interestingly enough, aerial roots seem to adapt nicely when submerged in media.
Forum: Identification Forum 05-03-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Ray
“Elephant’s tongue” is Haemanthus albiflos

“Elephant’s tongue” is Haemanthus albiflos
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-03-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Ray
I think you’d be fine just collecting and using...

I think you’d be fine just collecting and using the rainwater, as-is. Moss on the roof is unlikely to add dissolved mineral to the water.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 05-02-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Ray
Young lady: Keep doing what you're doing!

Young lady: Keep doing what you're doing!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-30-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Ray
Nutrients being “locked out” or the plant’s...

Nutrients being “locked out” or the plant’s inability to take them up is the fallacy of the argument.

Unless the pH is extremely high or extremely low, the nutrient ions in solution stay in the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 04-30-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Ray
I have grown a couple of prosthechea species in...

I have grown a couple of prosthechea species in S/H culture.

I am not aware of any plant that “wants” to dry out. Those that get a “rest”, often are getting “no food” rather than “no water”.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-29-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Ray
Right from the start, considering the inert...

Right from the start, considering the inert nature of LECA, I was fanatic about adjusting the pH of the fertilizer solution.

However, I have since learned that the plant and the microbes...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-28-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,854
Posted By Ray
We just had a very gnarly maple removed. It was...

We just had a very gnarly maple removed. It was in terrible shape after living through many hurricanes. A sweet gum went with it. Both had their roots soaked in salt water during the Isaias storm...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-27-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,854
Posted By Ray
Now that my plants are outside for the summer, I...

Now that my plants are outside for the summer, I have learned a new "feature" of rock wool cubes: maple seed germinate REALLY well in it!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-27-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,375
Posted By Ray
The biostimulant.

The biostimulant.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-27-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Ray
Timing, timing, timing. Transplant...

Timing, timing, timing.

Transplant Adaptation (https://firstrays.com/free-information/potting-mounting-displaying/transplant-adaptation/)
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-26-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Ray
Looks like mite damage to me, although I've seen...

Looks like mite damage to me, although I've seen some cases of powdery mildew look similar.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-26-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,854
Posted By Ray
I prefer mine neat.

I prefer mine neat.
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