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Epidendrum peperomia aka porpax

This is a discussion on Epidendrum peperomia aka porpax within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; All the very best. I would do a little make up cleaning off dry stems ...

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    All the very best. I would do a little make up cleaning off dry stems and leaves (if any) and give them a nice leaf polish using mild lemon juice (1:10) and water or whole milk with water (1:10)

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    Dang Sriram! That is going to be a lot of work! I'll do the milk thing though and maybe, now that I've looked at it a few times, clean out a few of the dead roots. Thank you for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    ...water or whole milk with water (1:10)
    What does the water and whole milk do?

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    WOW Lovely clump!!!

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    I dip tissue/baby wipes and give a nice wipe in a circular motion on the leaves and it gives a good shine and helps me get rid of dust and salt deposits. I understand it is due to fat in the milk that helps to dissolve the salts and provides a nice shine.

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    What does the water and whole milk do?

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    I will have to try that on some of mine which I bought that have stubborn mineral deposits on the leaves. And I can use fresh raw whole goat milk! Wouldn't it be hard to wipe those tiny leaves in a circular motion?

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    Beautiful and nice...

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    Very beautiful and nice ..

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    Thank you all for your kind words and comments! Sriram, i decided against milk cleaning. The leaves on this have rather a rough texture so I think they might retain some of the solution or catch small bits of tissue.
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    It is certainly worthy of display. Clean up any obviously damaged or dead leaves that can be easily removed. The same for flowers since you will have a good representation anyway. Clean off any water spots, if possible. Decide which side is "front" for optimal impact. As an individual plant being shown the dish is fine, but depending on the nature of a larger overall display glazed pottery and a geometric design may not fit if it is otherwise a natural feel. Different shows and different societies handle displays very differently.

    Ah, milk cleaning. It is pretty commonly recommended but other than being a better idea than mayonnaise I really can't say anything good about it. A little dilute vinegar or lemon juice is a much better choice for removing mineral deposits, and doesn't gum up the leaves with fat and give an unnatural shine. A few drops of insecticidal soap or Physan in water will help with cleaning too. How practical any of it is with leaves this small with rough texture is questionable.

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    Thanks Eric! The show isn't until this weekend so I'll probably spend a little time cleaning it up. I took it to our society meeting for show and tell yesterday and was told it had to go on the table as is. They do a small section of the table with decorative pots.

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