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Phalaenopsis stuartiana (species)

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    I got this one yesterday and i was told it was blooming size but i still think its a lil bit too small. what do you guys think. There is some roots in the pot but most of them are aerial roots. Should i repot and if i do should i put the aeriel roots inside or just leave them the way they are or should i mount it??
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    It could be blooming size but I doubt that it's a stuartiana. The grain of the leaves and the shape of the roots doesn't really fit.

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    I agree, I was expecting the mottled leaves....maybe this is a cross. It's nice and healthy though...

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    They had more of this and the had the mottled leaves but they were too small and the vendor said it just needed a lil bit more light to be able to see the pattern on the leaves. There is a pattern on the leaves but its hard to see and its kind of a gray color. The tag says stuartiana but it might have been mislabeled, i will have to wait till it blooms

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    It is true that the mottling varies a bit, but I've never seen a stuartina this green. But look at the underside of the leaves, they should be dark red - even when the upper side is nicely silver and dark green mottled

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    The undersides of the leaves has red but not on all of it and there is alot of tiny red dots all over the underside of the leaves

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    Byron, this is mine. Sorry secind pic is fuzzy but you can see the color of the underside of the leaf.
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    The red color is the same on mine but right now it only has in around the edge of the plant and the middle and it looks like its spreading. thanks guys for the help, we will know for sure when it blooms

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    i also doubt it would be p.stuartiana. however, it looks healthy and ready to pot up, soak the aerial roots before potting, that way you can bend em.
    if your climate allows it, better mounting it.

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    Hmmmm .... try giving it more light. I've seen some stuartiana keikis looking something like this when they are still small and don't get enough light. Sometimes the mottling appear as the plants get older and bigger.

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