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Hot/Warm growing Phal help

This is a discussion on Hot/Warm growing Phal help within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have been responsible for my share of Phal 's deaths in the past. I ...

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    Default Hot/Warm growing Phal help

    I have been responsible for my share of Phal's deaths in the past.
    I had given up on that species.
    Last night, a friend of mine gave me a beautiful spiking phal, as a gift (bless him!)
    The tag says FasciataxTetraspis. It looks very healthy potted in a 6" pot, in what looks like a peat, perlite, bark homemade mix.
    What worries me, besides the fact that I haven't tried my bad luck with a phal in 3 years is that both parents of this hybrid seem to be warm/hot growing species.
    My "indoor/windowsill" growing conditions are intermediate to warm at best with a difference between night and day temps, will this be a problem?
    Any specific tips on growing that particular family of Phal from someone's own experience? (Or just stick to regular Phals growing guidelines explained in BD's phal growing article.) Thanks!

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    Personally, I feel like Phals are the easiest - and most adaptable. Just try it on your windowsill and see what happens! Sometimes its best not to try too hard or read too much into the orchids, their parentage, etc...just take care of it like you know how, and I think it will appreciate you! Good luck :-)

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    I guess you are right, Becky. Thanks for putting it back in perpective for me!
    (and if I see any signs of decline, I am sending it straight to your house!)

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    Oh, I think I see signs of decline in it already....better just send it on over!

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