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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    My first greenhouse here was 3 feet in the ground because I had an HOA so had to have it "below the wall". That probably helped a great deal but it is expensive to get dug out and retaining walls placed.
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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    Evaporative cooling works well here for sure but has a tough time keeping up when it gets over 110 which is basically all of June/July/August. I have. water all on the back wall and a forced air swamp cooler on the side and still it gets to 90-95 in there. Have misters as well which helps also.
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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    Hi there. I live in Scottsdale and have had 2 greenhouses. My first was 8x8x16 and my newer one is 16x11x30. I am still trying to get my larger one dialed in. Arizona is very tricky. Too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. And too dry all the time. I would be very interested to...
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    Odd leaf mottling across many orchids of various types

    One other thing, I use softened water to feed my RO system. The water softener system is loaded with potassium so there may be a slight amount of increased potassium in the feed to the RO, but I believe that the RO system would remove that. Should I have any concern with this set up as it...
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    Odd leaf mottling across many orchids of various types

    Thanks to everyone for your input. I do not grow under lights, I grow in a greenhouse in AZ. I increase humidity with misters and control temperature with a water wall and a supplemental forced air swamp cooler. Have added Epsom salts as suggested. Will continue to do so. It definitely seems...
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    Odd leaf mottling across many orchids of various types

    I have been noticing that many of my orchids have been developing this "mottled" type of leaf changes. It seems to be involving an increasing number of orchids in my greenhouse of all kinds of different type. I have treated for fungal infection, there appear to be no mites or other insects. I...
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    Help with my Phrag Frank Smith

    I have not done a pH runoff but went ahead and took it out of the moss and planted in bark. Roots all seemed fine and in fact there were a couple of nice new roots just emerging and a small new growth that appears to be fine. I will just keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.....
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    Help with my Phrag Frank Smith

    Well my CymMV/ORSV test is negative...still doesn't mean it does not have some other virus I suppose.....
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    Help with my Phrag Frank Smith

    abax: I don't think mine is lack of cal/mag either as I am using MSU fertilizer and reverse osmosis water. I also have given some cal-mag plus recently. My viral test kits arrived today. I'll let you know what they show. The brown leaf tips are actually a bit of burn I believe. I am in...
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    Help with my Phrag Frank Smith

    Here are some more photos, no insects that I can see....here
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    Help with my Phrag Frank Smith

    Hello, I purchased this Phrag Frank Smith which has been doing well but has developed these pale green streaks and I am afraid it is viral or possibly bacterial. I have ordered CymM/Odon Ring virus test kits and are awaiting their arrival. Anyone have thoughts on what this looks like to them...
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