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Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 11-01-2017, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Leafmite
Did you ever decide on the lighting? I need...

Did you ever decide on the lighting? I need another light so I am currently doing research on LED's and will probably ask a friend at my OS what he is using (he uses all LED's).
Forum: Other Plants 08-12-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By Leafmite
Is it that your butterwort has put out new...

Is it that your butterwort has put out new rosettes (baby butterworts)? If so, just gently put your fingers under each rosette that you want to move and lift it out (I say gently as the leaves can...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 08-18-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By Leafmite
I never worry too much about damage with the...

I never worry too much about damage with the leaves as long as they do not look infected. I have other plants and the leaves are not perfect so imperfect orchid leaves are not too much of a concern,...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 08-18-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,425
Posted By Leafmite
These things do happen. As long as the leaf...

These things do happen. As long as the leaf seems stable, I agree that there is no need to remove it.
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 07-26-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leafmite
I am not certain what causes the spotting but it...

I am not certain what causes the spotting but it does have beautiful blooms. A few of our Orchid Society members have them and bring them in when they are in bloom. Good luck with yours! Great to...
Forum: Orchid Pests and Diseases 06-25-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By Leafmite
Good luck! I hope it recovers quickly for you!

Good luck! I hope it recovers quickly for you!
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-15-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,418
Posted By Leafmite
The coloring of the flower is nice.

The coloring of the flower is nice.
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 06-15-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,976
Posted By Leafmite
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Other Plants 05-25-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,713
Posted By Leafmite
Great to have you check in! :)

Great to have you check in! :)
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 05-11-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,453
Posted By Leafmite
It probably depends on the orchid whether it will...

It probably depends on the orchid whether it will like lava rock. I grow a bunch of the Cattleya family and orchids that like the same conditions so the rock really makes them happy. I could never...
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 05-09-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,453
Posted By Leafmite
I hope all of them will survive for you. I had...

I hope all of them will survive for you. I had been putting all my new orchids in LECA and just recently discovered that all but the Phrag absolutely hated it (the LECA moves around too much). All...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 05-02-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By Leafmite
I think the meanings behind these two words...

I think the meanings behind these two words depends on the vendor. Some vendors use 'compact' to mean that the pseudobulbs grow close together while 'mini' refers to a size smaller than 'standard'. ...
Forum: Orchid Mounting 05-01-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By Leafmite
Looking forward to seeing the new blooms. :)

Looking forward to seeing the new blooms. :)
Forum: Orchid Mounting 04-30-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By Leafmite
The ficus is beautiful. I especially like the...

The ficus is beautiful. I especially like the first orchid.
Forum: Other Plants 04-22-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By Leafmite
Not so sure now about the mint. Would the oil...

Not so sure now about the mint. Would the oil hurt an amphibian or deter the insects you feed them? I love this little mint in my pots and mini gardens but it is a strong one (sort of like...
Forum: Other Plants 04-21-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By Leafmite
Wow! So many possibilities. Some of my tabletop...

Wow! So many possibilities. Some of my tabletop greenhouse orchids: Lepanthes (and other minis in the Pleuro group), Psygmorchis Pusilla, Haraella rectrocalla, Encyclia garciana, Masdevallia...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-17-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Leafmite
I find that some plants adapt well to less than...

I find that some plants adapt well to less than ideal conditions while others might suffer and recover. Trying new plants is what makes life interesting. :)
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-15-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By Leafmite
I just looked at the picture of this...very...

I just looked at the picture of this...very pretty!
Good luck with it!
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-07-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By Leafmite
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-07-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By Leafmite
I hope you will have better luck next time. I...

I hope you will have better luck next time. I try to avoid getting water on my buds but I have had this happen, too. With the Angraecum leonis, I suspect it is the heat from the lights as I don't...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-07-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By Leafmite
At least you can blame it on your mom. Nearly...

At least you can blame it on your mom. Nearly always, I am to blame for those buds and spikes not making it to flowering. :|
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 04-05-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,490
Posted By Leafmite
Does it have new growth? If it doesn't yet, it...

Does it have new growth? If it doesn't yet, it should soon start them. I don't have this Dendrobium but it is the growing season....
Some Dendrobiums don't like their roots disturbed and it is...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 03-30-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By Leafmite
I like to put these in a fast-draining mix and...

I like to put these in a fast-draining mix and water them very well. They like to be warm and have good light all year but if you have cooler temperatures, it makes sense to water less so the roots...
Forum: Orchid Care Cultivation 02-20-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By Leafmite
No idea but good luck with them!

No idea but good luck with them!
Forum: Orchid Potting Mediums 02-20-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By Leafmite
No idea. I do remember that in the early days of...

No idea. I do remember that in the early days of growing orchids, the only books I could find in the nearby library suggested Osmunda and Tree Fern as the only worthy mediums and made it clear I...
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