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Some of my orchids

This is a discussion on Some of my orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Here are some of the orchids that bloomed this year, actually before I started expanding ...

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    Here are some of the orchids that bloomed this year, actually before I started expanding my collection. Promising for next year(s)...

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    My favorite, what I believe to be a Phal, with small flowers (2 inches each). There were 2 large spikes (see next pic), both with several sub-spikes, abundant with flowers when I bought it in May. It is still blooming now (6 months later!), although just one spike is left.

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    This is the full plant.

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    A delicate yellow Phal.

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    I am actually very proud of this one: it is only the second time I have managed to get a plant back to flowering. A simple Phal, but still. And yes, it is hanging from the ceiling!

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    LOL Love the one hanging from the ceiling, Alfred! I will look forward to hearing how it does for you grown that way.

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    Just think of all the possibilities you have if you're willing to hang orchids from the ceiling - there's no end to the orchids who love hanging out in baskets and upside down!

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    So cool!!! Maybe I should start hanging my orchids on the ceiling so I can get more! Very clever idea... All that I knew was growing Tomato TOE-MAY-TOEs Upside down...
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    Alfred, my god, that looks awesome...maybe i should suggest this to dad seeing as he has a problem with all my orchids cluttering up the place!

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    So cool!!! Maybe I should start hanging my orchids on the ceiling so I can get more! Very clever idea... All that I knew was growing Tomato TOE-MAY-TOEs Upside down...
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    TO-MAY-TOES? We say TO-MAH-TO/ES down under lol!

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    haha, made me laugh, in a good way! great idea, but how do you water it and keep it in place?

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    Lovely phals. Interesting - the one hanging from the ceiling/

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    Thanks all!

    The upside down one sits in a pot from Boskke, which is made for this purpose. There is a reservoir in the top, that you can fill with a water pot. A plastic 'screen' keeps the bark etc. in place.

    It is suitable for all kinds of plants (I have 3 more), but we are all in here for the orchids, right? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawv View Post
    Thanks all!

    The upside down one sits in a pot from Boskke, which is made for this purpose. There is a reservoir in the top, that you can fill with a water pot. A plastic 'screen' keeps the bark etc. in place.

    It is suitable for all kinds of plants (I have 3 more), but we are all in here for the orchids, right? ;-)
    Hi, thanks for the explanation and certainly useful for Phal's in particular, great!

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