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Paraphalaenopsis culture

This is a discussion on Paraphalaenopsis culture within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; How do I grow one of these?! I bought a Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua x Vascostylis Tham ...

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    Default Paraphalaenopsis culture

    How do I grow one of these?!

    I bought a Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua x Vascostylis Tham Yuen Hae, that was imported from Flordia by guest speaker for our society. All I know is he said that I could grow it indoors/under lights and that it is a warm grower. (....maybe I should have contacted this speaker to see if he could bring Fuukiran Neofinetia, if I knew earlier)

    I would think that with the terete leaves it would be a high light plant and not for an indoor plant. It's leaves look like sticks! I'm probably going to mount it on cork with sphag.

    Wierdest thing is that I zoned out during is talk since I wasn't interested in Vandas (or Vanda-like) thinking it was impossible for me to grow, yet I ended up buying one anyway after all orchid sales ended. I thought why not since it's only $15

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    I remember Ron had some good info on paraphal culture in this post.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...abukensis.html

    Good Luck!

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    Default No high light...

    Medium light levels are more appropriate (think cattleya).

    I have Paraphal. labukensis x Ren. and I grow it like a cattleya but with more moisture. Even though they have terete leaves, bright sun will burn them.

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    Thanks, I'm had they aren't overly light demanding.

    I mounted it on cork with sphag, and soaked it with some rooting hormone. I didn't have a larger piece of cork. I'm not sure if it should be completely horizontal like this.



    Mounting seems to save space, I might mount my miltonia too then... I finally got to install a muffin fan too for air movement

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