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  1. swamprad

    Pale yellowish leaves - why????

    Thank you all for your above comments. I use K-Lite from First Ray's, 150 ppm weekly. In the winter, I reduce the ppm to 75. I add the First Ray's kelp 1 tbsp/gallon monthly. I grow on 2x4 ft shelves, under two 2-bulb LED shop lights (so 4 bulbs per shelf) and the plants are about 8" from the...
  2. swamprad

    Pale yellowish leaves - why????

    I’ve been growing paths for more than a decade and have over a hundred of them. I have always had a problem with leaves turning yellow. Losing the healthy green color. I buy a beautiful green paph and a year later it is pale and yellowish. I'm not talking about normal senescence of old...
  3. swamprad

    Paph. Mount Toro

    I’ve had my Mount Toro since 2009, still waiting on flowers. Perhaps it’s time to tell it goodbye.
  4. swamprad

    Phrag. kovachii 'Littlefrog Magenta Princess'

    Awesome, congratulations!
  5. swamprad

    A couple of Michael Koopowitz

    Awesome! I just got a nice MK from Sam Tsui.
  6. swamprad

    Paph ciliolare

  7. swamprad

    Paphiopedilum spicerianum ‘Hercules’

    So fantastic!
  8. swamprad

    Aerangis biloba x sib

    Lovely plant and flowers!
  9. swamprad

    Helenae 'Long and Short' + Covid-update

    Sending you my best wishes for a speedy recovery!
  10. swamprad

    Paph. areeanum

    Thank you SO MUCH for the article, very helpful indeed!
  11. swamprad

    Paph. villosum fma. aureum

    A guy in Hawaii had them a few years ago. Doubt there are any left.
  12. swamprad

    Paph. areeanum

    I suspected as much, but I wasn’t sure. Not a lot of photos of areeanum to compare to. Thanks for your reply, I’d be interested to know if others agree with you.
  13. swamprad

    Paph. villosum fma. aureum

    Thanks! It’s ‘Yellow Holiday’ x self.
  14. swamprad

    3 clones of Paph. lowii fma. Aureum

    Awesome! I’ve always wanted a few of these.
  15. swamprad

    Paph. gratrixianum

    Faithful bloomer for many years, Paph. gratrixianum:
  16. swamprad

    Paph. villosum fma. aureum

    Two plants in flower, each plant has two flowers. Paph. villosum fma. aureum:
  17. swamprad

    Paph. areeanum

    I have a couple in flower, both also flowered last year, so I appreciate their faithfulness! And, the second plant has two flowers this year. Paph. areeanum:
  18. swamprad

    Grodan Rock Wool

    I’m going to give this a try. Years ago I got a Jason Fischer grown in rock wool. Huge plant growing in a small pot FULL of roots.
  19. swamprad

    Fungus gnats and no Gnatrol

    Love the pings. Source for them?
  20. swamprad

    Insecticide foggers

    Thanks for the comments. I guess my main concern has been -- will it work as well as spraying? And of course, the hope is that it will work even better, the fog reaching every inch of the plant where a spray might miss.