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not sure what type of orchid plant i have

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    I was given this planet for mother's day and i'm not sure what type it is and how to care for it. The tag is called Phal Chin Shang's St Pink w Str

    it's looks like I have a new flower sten growing off the original stem. I was sure it was going to live when it was given to me (not very good with house plants) but when the new stem appeared I must be doing something right. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

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    Hello!, as to what type of orchid you have, you kinda answered your own question .. Phal. is short for phalaenopsis .. I however am no expert on phalaenopsis orchids. But I know many of the members of this forum grow them and grow them well, hopefully one of them will chime in on this post soon.

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    Yes, you have a phalaenopsis orchid. Congratulations on getting a new spike. I hope you will share a photo of your orchid with us. Here is a link to an article on growing a phal orchid.

    Cheers,
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    Thank you so much for the reply, once it blooms again, I will share a picture...wish me luck!!
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    The tag interpretation
    name: Phalaenopsis Chih Shang's Stripes (most likely)
    pink w/str = pink with (red) stripes
    Good growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahopkins View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply, once it blooms again, I will share a picture...wish me luck!!
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    Good luck!

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