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Phalaenopsis - algae in potting media

This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis - algae in potting media within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My mini phal has quite a bit of algae growing around the sides & on ...

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    Default Phalaenopsis - algae in potting media

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Size:  29.9 KBMy mini phal has quite a bit of algae growing around the sides & on top of the potting media. It is in bloom, with a growing basal keiki & its roots appear to be in good condition. I'm just wondering if the algae is anything to be concerned about.

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    I wouldn't worry about algae and moss in the potting media. Your phal looks happy and healthy.

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    I agree with Yew. Your orchid looks good and speaking strictly for myself I believe that moss or a little algae enhance the appearance of the orchids. Al

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    Mary, your phal looks great with the extra greenery. And is that a baby in the pot?

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    Mary, your phal looks great with the extra greenery. And is that a baby in the pot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I wouldn't worry about algae and moss in the potting media. Your phal looks happy and healthy.
    I completely agree. Keep up the good growing!

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    Thanks for your help everyone & the compliments. Yes, there's a baby in the pot. I told my mom she can have it when it's big enough. She's excited, but I told her it would be a while!

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