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Peloric Phal

This is a discussion on Peloric Phal within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi E1; I saw a peloric phalaenopsis at the store today. My question is, if ...

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    Question Peloric Phal

    Hi E1;
    I saw a peloric phalaenopsis at the store today. My question is, if a plant is in bloom and is peloric, will it always bloom like that? Does that make a plant worth more?
    Connie

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    Peloric phals that are genetically peloric will continue to bloom like that. Sometimes on a first bloom, it is just a "cultural hiccup" or something like that. It doesn't make them "worth" any more...some people hate pelorics..some love them.

    I love them!

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    I agree. But some Pelorics are very nice others are dogs. There have been more and more of these. I believe it is secondary to genetic mistakes compounded by mericloning mericlones.

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    I agree with both Clint and Ron on this one. I have seen some beauties as well as some messed up blooms on peloric orchids.

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    I have one that blooms peloric sometimes, normal the other same growing conditions ect . It is not near the microwave and I am out of toxic waste for Fert. lol Gin

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    Well, the front shelving units are getting full so this one was not too hard to pass up. Thanx for the comments.... Right now I think I'll just concentrate on the den and catt populations out on the porch.
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    Thanks for the info guys, I didn't know that they could change their minds and go all normal on us the next time. Good to know!

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    You can see my peloric phal here:

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ranklin-3.html

    I sold two out of a group of 15 to one person. BOTH of the plants he pruchaced were peloric. I got one back from him.

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    Here is mine , the following year it was normal . Gin

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

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    I think Gin's peloric is cute!! Steven's... it's different, but I'm not sure if I'd buy one.

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