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To all you paph experts

This is a discussion on To all you paph experts within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've never used Schultz so can't tell you anything specific about it, but some people ...

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    I've never used Schultz so can't tell you anything specific about it, but some people love the insecticidal soap. You might try that first and check the results before you move to something harsher. Here we spray everything regularly, and as long as you stick to the manufacturer's recommedattions and don't exceed that, the plants should do fine. I've never heard of Draculas being particularly sensitive.

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    Sorry to chime in late. Transvaal will appreciate more than phal light due to the roths influence, but the other parent (chamberlainianum) is not very light-needy if I recall. I would not give it macrocatt light (minicatt light is OK), and if you grow your phals *bright*, that should be enough. On the windowsills, an east, shaded south, or west window should all work, assuming the plant is 1.5-2 feet or so back of the glass.

    Based on personal experience, I can say that paphs are susceptible to mealies and scale. Maybe others, but I hope never to be able to tell about them. In general, though, they seem to be more pest resistant than phals, and less so than phrags.

    Everything Pete said is on the money. Evenly moist, kind of like a phal, but maybe a little more water. Paphs don't want to dry out completely at the roots, but they still appreciate lots of air at the root zone.

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