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Some Questions About My Phals

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    Default Some Questions About My Phals

    Hi all,
    I currently have 3 phals (2 at my home country,one at my dorm) I know the name of my phal which is Phalaenopsis micholitzii x Phalaenopsis tetraspis primary hybrid AKA Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Tetralitz but I have no idea of what are the names of these phals listed here.

    The phal who has no spike is the orchid listed in my other thread (http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...sis-not.html)I was wondering If you could give me a insight of their health and some information so I can know more about my collection.

    Thank you for your help ) I especially love phals and try to improve my collection.The two orchids listed were bought from the supermarket so they are market orchids
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    From what I can see they look healthy. Green, erect leaves. Couldn't see any roots so I assume they are green. And nice looking flowers.

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    Nice healthy looking plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Nice healthy looking plants.
    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    From what I can see they look healthy. Green, erect leaves. Couldn't see any roots so I assume they are green. And nice looking flowers.
    I was also wondering what's the name of phalaenopsis,I am thinking the one without spike now (which can be seen in the other thread) is phalenopsis equiestris and the other one cornu cervi hybrid but I am not sure.

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    The crown on the second Phal looks like it is planted a bit deeply. If water pools in there it can rot the crown of the plant really quickly especially in winter. I would pull it up in the pot a bit.

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    Hi,

    agree with clint. ensure that the base of the plant is above the pot as phals are susceptible to crown rot if water stagnates there.

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    By the second photo I guess It is the one with flowers,am I right ?

    Another question is since the spike was rotten as some of you may know from the previous thread;how long would it take a spike to grow ? And do you think this substrate is good enough ?

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    Hi Charlaux, my observation is based on the phal on the top right . if the spike the rotten, then phal would have to produce a new spike. the phal looks relatively small to me so I would suggest you give it time to recover. what is the potting media used?. i am not able to see the roots. how do the roots look like?

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    The potting media majorly consists of Pinus brutia bark. This phalaenopsis was the first orchid of my mine that had a lot of problems because of the potting media. (http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...opsis-not.html) As a mini phal, I went to a orchid nursery and they checked the roots; there was an small amount of healthy roots. Now,this is the picture of the mini phal in his new media for 3 weeks.It is inside this greenhouse and the temperature is usually between 25-30 C

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    Great display and best habit to develop.

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    Gotta know about the yellow need one soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    As soon as I can I will try 2 send u a dalmation orchid. Think u would like it. Just may not b b;oomed (but spiked when I can).

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