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  1. Tlynnt66

    No I.D. Cattleya behaving strangely

    Oh, no! Is this a transmissible condition?
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    No I.D. Cattleya behaving strangely

    So, have I got the orchid equivalent of a four-leafed clover on my hands? I could sure use it! :D
  3. Tlynnt66

    No I.D. Cattleya behaving strangely

    As for most of the no I.D. orchids in my collection (and there are many), this orchid was given to me by a neighbor moving away to a colder climate. He said it once had a tag, but that it was likely lost in a previous move. After cleaning it up and removing the older and slightly rotted bits, I...
  4. Tlynnt66

    First bloom on unidentified phal!

    Here is what eventually became of this little gem! I absolutely love the little polka dots. Fairly large blooms as well!
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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    Thank you all! I'll likely keep most of my orchids indoors for the first year or so to test the waters. After that, I'll keep the cooler growing and humidity-loving ones inside. The house has a space on the back esplanade to build a small greenhouse; I think humidifiers and cooling elements will...
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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    Unfortunately for this situation I don't have any social media, but I will certainly search for the mags online! Thanks!
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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    That's my plan, at least those that can tolerate the heat in the shade there. I'm looking at vicinities near and outside Phoenix, maybe Chandler. I'm also considering opening a greenhouse there, which should be operational within a couple of years if I go the flask route and bulk buy. Then, at...
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    Moving to Arizona; will my orchids be ok?

    I recently decided that I'm moving my family from Washington to Arizona, which I'm sure everyone knows is a huge and drastic change in climate. I have a huge variety of orchids, and I know some of them will do very well under cover from the sun and with plenty of water, but I am worried about my...
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    Has anybody used Neem for killing mealybugs in Paphs?

    I generally use 1 part neem oil, 1 part castille soap, and 3 parts warm water and it does the trick fairly well. I don't like the neem to be too thick in the mixture because it gets down into the roots, which I have found don't much care for being smothered in oil. The castille soap helps to...
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    First bloom on unidentified phal!

    Agreed! Without social media, I have many, many more hours for orchid research! :)
  11. Tlynnt66

    First bloom on unidentified phal!

    Thanks for your thought, but I tend not to partake in social media much. Forums like this are pretty much as close as I get!
  12. Tlynnt66

    Paphiopedilum Stoned Matthew seedlings for sale

    I'm also interested; it'd be just one. Shipping to 98532
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    Fairrieanum ‘Geishas of Japan’

    Wow that's incredible. I love the texture of this bloom. I wonder how it would fare where I live; it's very cold and dark here, and I have to really work at maintaining heat and light for my paphs.
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    Blc. Aloha mermaid: thorn in my side

    Just because this is the first species I've ever really struggled with in terms of growth and blooming. This particular species is very slow growing, so it took forever to yield its bloom! Hoping for even more blooms next year; unsure why it prefers to bloom in the Fall here, being about as cold...
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    Blc. Aloha mermaid: thorn in my side

    Good eye! This is actually a Snow Leopard, and I'm not sure of its exact parentage but it is a hybrid between a leucophylla, which shows in the white coloration near the lip, and a sarracenia purpurea, as subtly indicated by the wide, ruffled lip at the top. Here's a better photo of it. I just...
  16. Tlynnt66

    Browning near bud?

    Thanks everyone. Hopefully with ideal conditions it won't take a small eternity to rebloom!
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    Browning near bud?

    It eventually did blast. Bummer.
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    Blc. Aloha mermaid: thorn in my side

    Having rescued this specimen from a tropical plant nursery in Portland 2 years ago (almost to the day), I was finally able to get it to produce one, count em ONE, absolutely gorgeous bloom. It only produces that lovely and bright citrus fragrance at the crack of dawn, which I am not a fan of...
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    Browning near bud?

    Maybe the sheath is creating the illusion of browning to me. I'm a little hue blind. When I look at the bud in person, I see some brown color right where the bud meets the stem, but when I look at the picture, I don't see it. Perhaps I'm just worried about this specimen because it was shipped to...
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