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Phal name mystery

This is a discussion on Phal name mystery within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello, Can anyone tell me what the name of this Phal is. My hubby bought ...

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    Hello, Can anyone tell me what the name of this Phal is. My hubby bought for me for Valentines last year from a box store. No label but the clear plastic pot had Red Ruby on it. I can't find anything on "red ruby". I have never seen a Phal like this.

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    This kind of petal arrangement is called peloric.

    Sadly so many phal hybrids like yours out in the market. So cannot ID exactly.

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    OK so I have researched this on the internet. Is Peloric a genetic problem and will always bloom this way? It doesn't put out pretty sprays and bud blasts very easily. Kinda of a gangly thing, It's rebloomed for me twice. Of course was in a beautiful spray when hubby bought it, but now it seems to struggle....can't decide if I like it or not.

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    I think peloric is considered a desirable genetic trait by some. It is not a genetic problem. It is bred to be like that shape.

    Sounds like you need more orchids!!!!!

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    If you don't like it, just send it here, I love the pelorics. It is genetic and will bloom that way, the color is awesome.

    Chances are your plant was forced to bloom a bit young before you got it and will grow for a couple of years getting some size and energy to give you better blooms as it matures. If it is a mature big plant and not giving you a spray of blooms like when you got it, you might look into your culture to be sure its getting everything it needs. Most Phals, as they mature, get bigger and have more flowers per blooming cycle, not less. Stress of moving into new conditions and potting media can set them back a couple of years, unless you have really ideal conditions.

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    The only registered Phaleanopsis hybrid with Ruby Red in the name is Phal. Bedford Ruby Red. Your plant could be that hybrid, or could be some other hybrid, registered or not, with a cultivar name of 'Ruby Red', or it could just be a marketing description. There is no way to know.

    Stable pelorics are genetic, and are definitely propagated for that reason. Not to everyone's taste, however. Peloric flowers can sometimes be caused by environmental or developmental problems, and those will not be stable. Yours is almost certainly of the deliberately propagated kind.

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