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My Phalaenopsis new growth :)

This is a discussion on My Phalaenopsis new growth :) within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi everyone I just wanted to share this with everyone: Got my Phal about 2 ...

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    Wink My Phalaenopsis new growth :)

    Hi everyone I just wanted to share this with everyone:

    Got my Phal about 2 months back and unfortunately it was knocked on the floor out of its pot. The bark went one way, phal went the other and pot went spinning across the floor. I was planning on repotting it when it was necessary but my hand was forced in the end.

    I soaked some bark from a bag of orchid compost I bought some time ago in a glass mixing bowl full of rainwater and potted it in a 6 inch transparent pot. It dropped two flowers (in protest I think) and sulked for a while. About a fortnight ago I noticed the root in the photo growing and now this wek a new leaf is coming from the crown!

    I water my Phal every 7-10 days and use half strength Miracle Gro All Purpose soluble granules. Seems to be working:

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    Hi m9mike9, nice root Do you feed your phal everytime that you water? I just ask because I'm not sure if you are suposed to with phals. I feed mine every other watering so that's about twice a month at half strength. Lately I wonder if this is enough because the roots have stopped growing and the new leaves that have finnished growing are nowhere near as big as the old ones from when I got the plant a few months ago.

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    Feed your orchids 'weekly/weakly'

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    I also, got really excited when I saw today that my Phal' Sarah Gold had a new leaf growing... And I repotted a year ago!!! I think my mistake is that I've been repotting my 'chids on pots that are way to big!!
    congrats and happy new growth! hehe

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    Looks good to me....glad you made lemonade out of lemons...keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    Hi m9mike9, nice root Do you feed your phal everytime that you water? I just ask because I'm not sure if you are suposed to with phals. I feed mine every other watering so that's about twice a month at half strength. Lately I wonder if this is enough because the roots have stopped growing and the new leaves that have finnished growing are nowhere near as big as the old ones from when I got the plant a few months ago.
    Hiya I just use rainwater and mix half strength. The box says to mix one small scoop of MG into 1 litre of water so I put one small scoop into my 2 litre can. Maybe try that with yours. Hope goes well!
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