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Is there a culture difference in Phal. variations?

This is a discussion on Is there a culture difference in Phal. variations? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Some Phals (the more common ones) have large, rounded flowers. Others have slightly smaller, more ...

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    Default Is there a culture difference in Phal. variations?

    Some Phals (the more common ones) have large, rounded flowers. Others have slightly smaller, more star shaped flowers that are usually more waxy. Is there a difference in culture between these two? Or is it the same?

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    Under my growing conditions I find the star shaped types easier to grow and bloom. They don't need the cooler nights to initiate flowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Under my growing conditions I find the star shaped types easier to grow and bloom. They don't need the cooler nights to initiate flowering.
    I agree with Yew Sung.

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. I also feel like the star-shaped varieties can handle more light (may even actually require more light). I wonder what the difference is? I assume the star-shaped ones have more belina/violecea/amboinesis in them and the rounded ones have more doritis?

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