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    Rlc. Princess Shasta

    Thanks, noted. It's curious.. I did move it before summer from a light position on a high table, which was closer to one type of LED.. to a lower but raised floor position under a different but more powerful brand of LED. The original position was next to one purpurata that previously bloomed. I...
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    Aerangis luted-alba v rhodisticta

    Picked up in June 2019 from Orchid Trail. Divided it from a net basked and mounted onto a cedar plank. First time blooming for me, this species is so charming and the white petals really sparkle in the light. I’ve killed a few of these over the years with over watering. Hoping this one is happy...
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    Cattleya maxima

    Fantastic flowers. Are you still growing these under LEDs? I’m interested to learn what brand lights you are using and what you set the day and night intervals to throughout the year. Thanks!
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    Microscopic mites on paphs

    Agreed. Thanks for this table, looks like I’m going to need to research kontos. Would like to have a systemic option for mites.
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    Microscopic mites on paphs

    I also use Azamax, a quick light spray on the foliage every week in the summer. I’ve used it on all my orchids as well as my aroid collection which includes philodendron and the softer velvety leaved anthuriums. No issues with damage to any leaves.
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    Phragmipedium Polar Shift 'Ghostwriter' AM/AOS

    https://shop.greenbarnorchid.com/main.sc I believe it’s a 7 inch net pot.
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    Phragmipedium Polar Shift 'Ghostwriter' AM/AOS

    I also use net pots for Cattleyas over the past few years as an experiment.. and found I am having a difficult time keeping the roots inside the net. It makes for a very difficult grow table. So I am moving away from this method and back to clay with more styrofoam. However, all of my phrags...
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    Phragmipedium Polar Shift 'Ghostwriter' AM/AOS

    (Phrag. pearcei x Phrag. Silver Eagle) There is a bit of a write up.: ‘Mem Ann Stuckey and Polar Shift are synonyms’ 11pm October 2020, I was up watching the news for updates on our new locked down world.. Woodstream sent out an eblast with a new availability list. This plant finally came...
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    Rlc. Princess Shasta

    Yes, fragrant… strong high notes mid day.
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    Rlc. Princess Shasta

    (Rlc. Boontime x Stephen Oliver Fouraker) It’s been over 5 years since this last bloomed for me. This plant was one of my very first cattleya orchid, won on eBay in 2007-2008. From a seller in British Columbia called Mooie exotics. I’ve never been able to track down info on the seller. Maybe...
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    Rlc. Pamela Hetherington ‘Coronation’ FCC/AOS

    Pretty spectacular flower, great growing and blooming! I’m very close to adding it to the collection. This forum I tell you… does a number on my grow space 😁
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    V. William Bachcschmidt

    I’ll look into this more, someone has probably done this correctly and posted a video on YouTube :). Thanks for the input.
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    V. William Bachcschmidt

    Not sure about using moss or another media to wrap it. I would be worried about rotting the new root. I’m wondering if making a tiny amount of rooting hormone paste and applying it to the cuts would be enough.
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    V. William Bachcschmidt

    Thanks!, I’ll give this a go and see what happens. I knew there had to be an established method to injure the plant and stimulate root growth.
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    V. William Bachcschmidt

    Thank you. Yes, there is still an underlying green ting, even on the oldest flowers. I did snap the picture before all the flowers have opened, and it’s possible that the flowers have not fully matured on the stem. I can check back in a week or two to see if the green completely transitions to a...
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