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Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 07-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Karina, the important thing is to us good hygiene...

Karina, the important thing is to us good hygiene with your orchids. While some symptoms are pretty positive to identify virus, most symptoms are not clear at all if it is virus or some look alike...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 07-01-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Could be virus, and the shock shock of the...

Could be virus, and the shock shock of the transplant made it show up, but not at all sure, and I would not condemn the plant without a test. So, wait for other comments.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 07-01-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Not only too wet, but you have a very bad load of...

Not only too wet, but you have a very bad load of algae, and I find that the algae kills roots. I have taken to spraying the tops of my plants with bleach solution to kill the algae, and am...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 07-01-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
I don't think the lower light of pulling back...

I don't think the lower light of pulling back from the window will be a problem, no more than two weeks of overcast weather.
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-26-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,004
These descriptions of full sun, and all those...

These descriptions of full sun, and all those exposed roots would never work in Arizona, too dry. So plan your efforts according to how dry your environment is. My teres, a very similar plant, is...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-26-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,397
I heard of someone using a double pot system...

I heard of someone using a double pot system where they had the outer clay pot sitting in water, but the inner pot was higher and did not wick up the water. The outer pot was possibly in contact...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-26-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
I bought one a couple of years ago and it came in...

I bought one a couple of years ago and it came in spike. Second winter, it was way behind, as a friend bought another Phal at the same time/place in spike, and hers had already opened its flowers,...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-25-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Had a pandorata years ago. No leaf drop, as...

Had a pandorata years ago. No leaf drop, as Brooke says, and didn't do anything about a dormancy, but used to let everything back in those days get a bit dry before watering, all year long. Makes...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-25-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,004
Tom, Miss Joaquim is a hybrid of teres and...

Tom, Miss Joaquim is a hybrid of teres and hookeriana. Stories I've read say that it was first discoverd as a natural hybrid of the above two plants.
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-23-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,938
OK, the tallest growth on my kleberi is about 6...

OK, the tallest growth on my kleberi is about 6 inches, and it is the oldest growth on the plant. I see no signs of blooming on this growth or any of the others, so it may not represent the mature...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-21-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Don't use hormones unless the plant is not...

Don't use hormones unless the plant is not starting a new growth, in which case you can use it on the base of the plant, then wash is off thoroughly right away after a growth starts. Hormones won't...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-20-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,938
I have one from Floralia. I am assuming it is a...

I have one from Floralia. I am assuming it is a rupiculous Laelia and am growing it that way. Every thing I get from Floralia is bare root and root challenged, coming from Brazil and not freshly...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-20-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Two months is a short time for sphag & bag. I...

Two months is a short time for sphag & bag. I have had many take 6 months, and a few took a year. Two plants that don't usually get sphag & bag are Cymbidium backbulbs and the larger backbulbs of...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-19-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,991
Nope, not Stanhopia graveolens. I got one of...

Nope, not Stanhopia graveolens. I got one of these Gongora graveolens from Oak Hill, and thought it might be the Stanhopia. But it bloomed out a typical gongora form, very bright yellow/orange and...
Forum: Taking and Processing Photographs 06-18-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,755
Sharyn, have you tried my technique for getting...

Sharyn, have you tried my technique for getting the camera in focus on your flowers?
http://www.orchidgeeks.com/forum/taking-and-processing-photographs/2066-photography-101-a.html
I used to use the...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-15-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Stragged, please update your profile with your...

Stragged, please update your profile with your location by clicking on your name at upper left of your post. It's just to hard for us to give advice without it.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-13-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
I'm with JLU. Jerry, did I miss something? I do...

I'm with JLU. Jerry, did I miss something? I do not see any fungus at the top of a pseudobulb or in a leaf, just the spots and the leaf tip. To my knowledge the only fungus that affects orchids...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-13-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Don't see any real problem, but the Catt hybrid...

Don't see any real problem, but the Catt hybrid may have a little sunburn on the edge of the leaf that is only partially yellow. Looks like they may have had it up against a window.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,996
For mineral content of spring water, you can...

For mineral content of spring water, you can think of it as tap water without the chlorine. So, any hardish water needs flushing once in a while. Since you pay for this water, you may be unwilling...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-13-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,983
Jay, if you decide to have the plant tested for...

Jay, if you decide to have the plant tested for virus, be sure to take the sample from the most recent leaf. It is sad to have to do this, but the older leaves are the most likely to give you a...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-13-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,871
OK, the Sobralias doing well in my sisterIL's...

OK, the Sobralias doing well in my sisterIL's garden in Glendale, California (occasional frost) are S. macrantha, xantholuca, and violacea, and a hybrid, Mirabilis. Next year, after the neem oil...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-13-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,396
It depends on how big the bulbs are. I have had...

It depends on how big the bulbs are. I have had really large bulbs, ~2" across, bloom first season (fortunately, as it was not the advertised color, and I got a replacement the next season), and for...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-05-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,996
A thought has just crossed my mind. I hope you...

A thought has just crossed my mind. I hope you are not watering your plants with sodium softened water.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-05-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Having it wash away could be a problem, but just...

Having it wash away could be a problem, but just getting it wet as a problem seems to me to be an old wives tale. I use it on the floor of my GH and never worry about watering, and it works. Don't...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-03-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,162
Oh no Arlene, I have given you the wrong...

Oh no Arlene, I have given you the wrong impression. I am sure that the Bayer Advanced 3 in 1 with the mites in big letters on the front of the bottle should work for you. What I said was that it...
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