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Watering Phalaenopsis Mannii orchids in winter

This is a discussion on Watering Phalaenopsis Mannii orchids in winter within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can advise me on watering my Manii Phal . during ...

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    Default Watering Phalaenopsis Mannii orchids in winter

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can advise me on watering my Manii Phal. during the winter months. I have had it for at-least (3) years and it has done quite well, I grow it under lights in winter and outside on a covered porch during the summer months. It hasn't flowered since I have had it and I have read that it needs a dry period during the winter to bloom. As I have noted it has been growing well and I need a little advice on how dry I should keep it. It is in a bark mixture in a clay pot and dries out quickly, I sometimes water every day because they dry so fast. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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    You can read this page of Bernard Lagrelle Site : Phalaenopsis mannii. Look at the bottom charts for temperature and rain during winter months.
    My mannii becomes huge and this is one the few Phals that I grow in the GH to give it low night temp. in winter (13-15°C at night), I water it once a week (it's a mounted plant) but the hygrometry is high in the GH. It blooms each year easily in April/May.
    This is only "my" experience.

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    Thanks, Eric. That was really helpful. Reps given.

    cheers,
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    Thanks Bruce.
    Yesterday, when watering in the GH, I discovered a new spike on my mannii.
    I forgot, in my hand, this Phal prefers to be mounted. Each time I grew a manni in a pot, almost all the roots were growing out of the pot.

    This is the plant in 2007, in a pot, all roots out !



    And this year in spring, mounted since 3 years


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    Thanks Eric, I took your advice and mounted it, can easily control watering in winter. HANK......

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    You're welcome, Hank.

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