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Phrag Confession !

This is a discussion on Phrag Confession ! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have fallen into temptation and bought a Phrag . YES, yes...the same Phrags I ...

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    I have fallen into temptation and bought a Phrag.

    YES, yes...the same Phrags I always call ugly
    I dunno how it happened...i never thought I'd see the day.....
    I bought it at a regular flowershop and it didn't have any name, just Phrag.

    Since I'm not familiar with Phrags I'm not even sure that it really is one, it could be a phap for all I know. I don't know the difference.

    I need a little help here
    I thought Phrags liked it wet so I had planned to put it in a saucer with water.
    But the guy in the store said that I shouldn't place it in water!
    I'm confused.

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    Uh oh.... Another of the fallen.....

    Dana, I don't grow any of my Phrags in standing water. I tried a few years ago, and despite the fact that Phrags love their water, the medium decomposed too quickly and the roots rotted. If you potted it into S/H though, where you could get good gas exchange, it would probably do very well. But if you're going to keep it potted in an organic based medium and sit the pot in a saucerful of water, well, I wouldn't. There are, however, people who do grow them that way, so this is just my own opinion based on my own experience.

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    you know, that's an interesting story. when i first started with orchids, i was very much into standard catts & vandas...i hated paphs. i thought some of them were ugly & bizarre, and at best they were tolerable. look at me now.

    you can grow that phrag in water, but it is not required for good culture. some people do, some don't. as long as you get enough water to it...

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    Here is an article you may find useful.

    http://www.arjayorchids.com/htm/cocouse.htm

    ince I'm not familiar with Phrags I'm not even sure that it really is one, it could be a phap for all I know. I don't know the difference.
    Yup it is a Phrag.
    Maybe CHC would be a good bet.
    As for how much light it will need depends.2 of my Phrags get 2500fc & are doing really well.The other 2 are showing signs of bleaching , it maybe that they need to be grown wetter(they,re in tall s/h pots) so i,ve taped up the holes & added more water to see if they improve.
    My bro' saw the flower on my Phrag tonight & he was gobsmacked , he just stared @ it for minutes.

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    [QUOTE=lja]Uh oh.... Another of the fallen.....

    OK,I'm one of the fallen. Its beautiful Dana, its exactly what I would have chosen had my budget allowed me to buy one.

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    [QUOTE=Jmoney]you know, that's an interesting story. when i first started with orchids, i was very much into standard catts & vandas...i hated paphs. i thought some of them were ugly & bizarre, and at best they were tolerable. look at me now.
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    Yeah I still can't believe I really own a Phrag! I've always thought they looked a bit alien like

    Maybe i'll repot it into s/h afer it's done flowering, but it still has one unopened bud. How long do these plants flower?

    Thanks for that link Steve, I've put it in my favorites and will take a look at it tonight!

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    most phrags (yours included) are successive-flowering. 1-2 flowers at a time, over many months. the # of flowers depends on maturity and parentage. young plants may only give you a few, but mature plants can go on for a long time, and some will even branch off the main spike (so you will have a couple flowers at once).

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    I've found for lighting purposes that different phrags do differ in what they can tolerate, and of course you need to acclimate them gradually. I have one that gets full sun much of the day and loves it, and another that when it gets full sun it bleaches TOO much immediately. And a third that gets full sun part of the day, and shade the rest. YOu just give it what it can take - basically I shoot for lime-green leaves, not burnt and not white, and not wrinkled.

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    Very nice phrag, Dana. It's a beautiful color. I, too, have been bitten by the phrag bug. Funny how your tastes change, huh?

    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by momokev
    Very nice phrag, Dana. It's a beautiful color. I, too, have been bitten by the phrag bug. Funny how your tastes change, huh?

    Lisa
    Yeah it's amazing! Wacha get?

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