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    Default Hey, take a look!

    OK, I had an idea for a thread.

    If you had one plant from a genus that you would tell someone to get, what would it be? Pic any species or hybrid and tell why. Newby's to the forum, c'mon and post. Whether you have one plant or 10,000 like Louis. heh heh
    I am gonna go first and then after a bit someone can post a new genus.

    If you had 1 Phaleanopsis to recommend that someone buy, what would it be?

    I would recommend Phal wilsonii. I have been watching a seed pod on it for some time and thought about how much I like this plant. In general, I do not like Phals and they do not grow well for me. I have this plant mounted and it blooms all the time. It's also known as a Kingidium. It has cute purple flowers and is a true mini. I think it's claim to fame is it's very powerful sweet cotton candy type aroma. It fills my GH when it's in bloom.

    Here is a pic of mine

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    Oh, I would recommend this Phal but it's the only one of it's breeding that has turned out this color. It's blooming again with more buds. I seriously need to find a place to mericlone it.

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    hmm, that phal wilsonii just went into my want list...

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    Ooooo. I like it too, Mike. Very pretty. I guess that I would recommend Phals too but at first I found them tricky to grow. That is because usually beginners buy them at HD or Target and they are soaking wet when you get them home. The roots are already no good. Even when I watered them every 2 weeks I still ended up with a rootrot mess. So I would say any hybrid Phal that you buy from a reputable grower.

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    I was always partial to the harlequins, especially when they first appeared. It's just a shame they don't put out nearly as many flowers on a spike. Still, if you're into Phals, I'd say you need at least one of those in your collection. (No, we don't sell them.....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    I was always partial to the harlequins, especially when they first appeared. It's just a shame they don't put out nearly as many flowers on a spike. Still, if you're into Phals, I'd say you need at least one of those in your collection. (No, we don't sell them.....)
    Louis,
    My Black Butterfly in the top left of this picture has 10 flowers..not bad for a harliquen !
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=1949

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    Holy Crap, Gilda!!!!! You are quite the Phal expert! I bow down to the Master of the Moth!

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    I'd say Phal amabilis. It was my first orchid and is a very reliable bloomer and easy to grow. It usually blooms twice a year around here and there's just something so elegant about a graceful arc of white phal blooms. And the flowers last for weeks........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWA

    Holy Crap, Gilda!!!!! You are quite the Phal expert! I bow down to the Master of the Moth!
    LOL Mike. I'm no "master of the moth"..so no need to bow down.
    No, I take that back, I like the sound of being "master of the moth"........... thanks for the new title !

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