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Another Phal but I had to get this one...

This is a discussion on Another Phal but I had to get this one... within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Sorry no blooms are open yet on this one. I do know that I have ...

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    Default Another Phal but I had to get this one...

    Sorry no blooms are open yet on this one. I do know that I have more than plenty of Phals but I really had to get this one. This one is really huge. The largest of the spikes is already at 41 inches! The leaves are about 16 inches long.
    It is taking a lot of space but I think it will be beautiful when it blooms. I do have to do something about those ugly sticks that the used to tie the spikes I have nice ones but they are too short. I will find some nice ones hopefully this weekend.

    I will also post photos of the blooms once they open. I dont know what color they are but it appears to be a light color of blooms, from looking at the spikes

    Thanks for looking guys.
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    wohooo... you're in for a show.... post photos when they bloom.

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    This is looking great!! The leaves are huge!

    Cheers,
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    are you growing your orchids in a basment?

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    Looks really healthy.

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    I will post some more pictures after it blooms hopefully. I just couldn't say no to this one as it looked so healthy....plus, it whispered in my ear: Please take me home with you. I will reward you with such beautiful blooms. he he he

    Hey Gidi I have converted part of my parking to an Orchid Room and added a window, so I get enough light(facing south), especially in the winter and I also supplement it with lighting. So far, its been successful.

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    I may not have looked in the right spot, but I just want to make sure I'm caring for my phals correctly. They should have bright, indirect light and high humidity? I'm in NE Wisconsin. I have my phals in my bathroom to keep the cats from eating them so the humidity's pretty high in the AM, but it's dry as a bone by noon. It's north facing and I leave the lights on for it, but I'd like to move them to a south facing window so I don't have to keep the lights on all day long.

    I'd appreciate any help you could give. Thanks.

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    East windows would be better than south, especially this time of year. If east isn't available, set you phals to the side of your south window where the light is bright, but not directly on them. You could try a humidity tray under the pot(s) too to raise the humidity in the area directly around the plant. Humidity tray- take a pan or tray with about a one inch lip. Add marbles, pebbles, or pretty glass chips. fill to just below the top of the marbles/pebbles with water, set your pot on top of the marbles. don't let the bottom of the pot rest in the water, but above it. As the water in the tray evaporates, it rises around the pot, humidifying the air directly around the plant.

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    Mrs B, I also live in a chilly northern climate (eastern Canada) and my Phals are very happy in my uncurtained north windows without auxiliary lighting. There are no trees or other buildings obstructing the sky which I'm sure helps. Every single one of my Phals (30+) is either in bloom or spike as we speak. (I have tried a few plants in my south windows but they invariably end up with sunburned leaves.)

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    Salvador, that is one beautiful plant! You may have to add another room just for it! ;-)

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