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Thanks to you, this is the result.....

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    Default Thanks to you, this is the result.....

    I've had my phal for 10 months now and even though it sat in water for the first month, had rotted roots when i transplanted it, unknowingly buried the air roots, etc., with your help, this is what Goldie looks like (yes, I've named her). She's doing very well and all her blossoms are out now. SO A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL!

    Just a quick question.....how do i know when to repot? Also, is it normal for the air root to get really shriveled and dry looking? I do water the plant every other day or so because it has mostly bark and stone mixture and my apartment is dry. Thanks so much!

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    Congratulations! That's a beautiful phal with two nice spikes. I repot my phals once a year (after they finish blooming) but if the media isn't breaking down you could go two years. Flush the media real well occasionally so that fertilizer salts don't build up in the mix. Aerial roots have a tendency to dry out in low humidity. I often mist the aerial roots to give them moisture but be careful not to get much water in the crown of the plant. You're done a nice job of growing that phal.

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    Great job Goldie looks very nice
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    Thanks Jeff! Will keep in mind your advice. These are secondary spikes so I'll be cutting them down once the blossoms are gone. I do occasionally give the leaves a misting but I'll focus on giving the root some too.

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    Thanks Orchidbaby!

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    Sylvia the dry air will shrivel aerial roots. Yes, misting them can help

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    good job and a nice light color to the blooms, very nice

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    Thanks.....I don't know much about orchids but I think the bloom is an unusual color....they're like a pale lime green.

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