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Finally got some nice healthy plants

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    Default Finally got some nice healthy plants

    After much drama I finally received my plants today. Itís great to have some nice healthy plants that have roots attached. Hereís a group shot. A few question
    1. Do most of you replant once receiving
    2. Will Phals do well in lava rocks? I have quite a few around.
    Wish me luck
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    Wow, nice haul! We always repot when we get a new orchid through the mail. About the lava rock and phals...It really depends on how you water. Good luck with all your new orchids!

    Cheers!
    BD

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    Hi Fx, Thank goodness you finally got them! Are these from the same order that the postman said he delivered but didn't? At least they're there now, and they look great! I do repot when I get new plants--but not necessarily, if they are in bloom. Lava rock for phals wouldn't work for me, but I live where it's cool and arid. Have fun with your new orchid family.

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    No this is not the same order. This is a whole new batch. The first one never surfaced. I think most of my Phals are going to go in a big North facing textured bathroom window. The other will go outside under my shaded patio. I also work from home so watering is not a problem. I don't have to use them but I have them.
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    Congrats on your new plants - they do look like they're in great shape!

    I repot upon receipt, but as Mehera said, if it's a plant that's blooming, I may wait until it's done.

    Julie

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    yay, congrats!

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    Most of my Phals (doritanopsis) are being grown in SH using lava rock as a medium. If transferred at the right time they will do very well, but you must follow the rules for growing in SH or you may have a a bunch of dead phals on your hands.

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    Excuse my ignorance but what is SH

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    SH = semi-hydroponics. Sometimes it is also typed S/H.

    Cheers!
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