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Got orchid as gift Need help!

This is a discussion on Got orchid as gift Need help! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My wonderful husband got me an orchid, I think to apologize for buying more tools. ...

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    April Showers is offline Junior Member
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    Default Got orchid as gift Need help!

    My wonderful husband got me an orchid, I think to apologize for buying more tools. I need to know how to care for it now that it has done blooming. The only thing the tag says is this:

    P. Tinny Ace X Mount Beauty
    Color: W/RL

    It has sent out a new leaf, and there are two root things that have come up and out the top of the pot.

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    orchidaddict789 is offline Senior Member
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    Phalaenopsis/Cattleya species
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    Hi April Showers,
    Welcome to the forum! You have a phalaenopsis, also known as a moth orchid. Here is a website:

    For general orchid culture (from the FAQs)...

    On the left is a green box labeled "Growing Tips", and click "Phalaenopsis." You can find specific tips regarding phals. Sounds like your phal is doing great! New leaves and new roots are always good signs. Phal roots tend to grow out of the pots and all over the place--that's all right, it actually means the phal is happy!

    If you keep it happy, it'll bloom easily. Welcome to the orchid world! Phals are a great start. Just two important points to keep in mind: 1) don't overwater. 2) Give it enough light. The FAQs give very good info to let you know more. Good luck!

    Good luck with your orchid!

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    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
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    Hi April Showers!

    Lilly has hit the nail on the head. Take a look and let us know if you need more information!

    Cheers & welcome to the forum!

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    April Showers is offline Junior Member
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    thanks all. I am on my way to read the site mentioned. I grow plumerias, but orchids are new to me. This one was so beautiful and so long lasting, I may have a new addiciton

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