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  1. masaccio

    Lowii aureum - another concern.

    No. A photo would not be illustrative of the problem. I suspect crown rot in the small new growth. Surely there have been instances of a developing new growth having been damaged and whether the plant was able to start another new growth to replace it. If nothing else, I'll do it the...
  2. masaccio

    Anyone growing Paphiopedilums in NZ Tree Fern Fibers Successfully?

    I think that if you consider what you're doing, you can make pretty much anything work, in concert with other ingredients, provided one understands the moisture requirements of a given genus. The question was for paphs, not phrags. I have never seen tree fern in a paph mix, nor would I...
  3. masaccio

    Lowii aureum - another concern.

    Oh, I don't think it's healthy. I thought I had made that clear. Sorry. The older growth is doing fine, pushing up a new leaf. The younger growth looks dark when I peer down into its crown. One leaf had to be removed from it due to bacterial rot. Shipping in cold weather didn't help and...
  4. masaccio

    Anyone growing Paphiopedilums in NZ Tree Fern Fibers Successfully?

    My understanding is that chopped tree fern is used to aerate an epiphytic medium, cattleyas and so forth. These typically are cultivated in 5+ inch pots), and require more medium in the pots. The addition of tree fern into a greater volume of medium helps guarantee that epiphytic roots are...
  5. masaccio

    Lowii aureum - another concern.

    This is the same one I recently bought after Leslie posted pictures of his 'Mango'. A few problems have been dealt with and the main growth is progressing well enough. Unfortunately a short new growth that had started before it arrived (about 4-5") seems stuck. I wasn't sure it whether it was...
  6. masaccio

    New Humidity Trays

    Ha! I didn't realize I'd even posted that. Just found them on Amazon. Thanks! Looks great, by the way. Your compots are 4x6?
  7. masaccio

    New Humidity Trays

    May I ask, what the heck is a "boot tray." 🤔
  8. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    Thank you for that heart-felt endorsement! "I feel you", as they say. The first time I saw a photo of the species long ago, I was struck by, as you describe, the wild, exotic, even pagan quality of it. I could be wrong of course, but it seems possible to me for it to have had a direct...
  9. masaccio

    Blc. Travelling Star 'Lipstick'

    Great ideas. It's a relief it have the "primer" on this process instead of thinking I was doing something wrong when the buds didn't naturally present perfectly. :)
  10. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    I think it has lovely form, the stem impressive! It seems a little larger and to have opened much flatter than mine as well. I might have been disappointed if I was expecting a a coloratum and received an album. I saw your earlier post and I was casting an eagle eye on mine. Thanks for your...
  11. masaccio

    Blc. Travelling Star 'Lipstick'

    You are awesome! Thanks for sharing. I had thought that the buds should space themselves naturally and I was so careful that the spike was getting even overhead light. So I didn't do anything until the twisting seemed to be finished and they started to open. Then it became clear that they...
  12. masaccio

    Mealybugs

    Hm. Well, good to know. I was using Q-tips and I diluted the 90% alcohol to 50-50 with water. My fan is a very gentle ceiling fan which is barely noticeable in a warmish room, so the too-quick drying thing seems improbable. Maybe it's just a misdiagnosis on my part. Luckily, even though it's...
  13. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    Thank you! Steps one and two are good. I remember other warnings against staking too soon. #3 will be a a helpful challenge. I'll take the risk.
  14. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    Done. Also, I should, and will, rejoin the AOS. Thank you.
  15. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    Tyler's fairieannum totally won the day.
  16. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    \ I quoted myself. How annoying!
  17. masaccio

    My First Fairieanum

    Thank you! I thought so too, about the dorsal. I really wanted this sort of evaluation. It's also nodding - is that normal for the species? I tied the stem to beyond vertical and I still had to shoot up. The pedicel seems excessively long. I see what you mean by natural light. Smartphones...
  18. masaccio

    Blc. Travelling Star 'Lipstick'

    Thanks so much for all the "Likes". I should've waited a few more days before photographing. Perhaps one of the scariest things I've ever done is "wiring" the spike and blooms for the best presentation I can manage. There must be an on-line master-class for this.
  19. masaccio

    Cattleya Bob Betts ‘white lightening’

    This stunning photo has re-ignited my standard cattleya passion. I thought I'd moved on, but no. Can't hope, nor would I necessarily deserve to own such a plant. But I do know that I'll resume my cattleya trolling and that they will have a more respectful share of my resources going forward...
  20. masaccio

    Blc. Travelling Star 'Lipstick'

    From Silva Orchids, Deep Cut Show 2019. Four flowers this year, best blooming yet. Will have a nice fragrance in a few days.
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