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The Comeback - doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple'

This is a discussion on The Comeback - doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple' within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Great job Harvey! I talk to my struggling ones daily too. I told rootless winder ...

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    Great job Harvey! I talk to my struggling ones daily too. I told rootless winder if he only would grow roots and live he didn't have to ever flower and could just be a house plant without any strings attached.

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    I've been known to talk to mine too. Fortunately my mother in law thinks its good for them and highly approves! (She will turn 90 next month and lives with us.) Sometimes I scold them and threaten to toss them if they don't bloom, but usually I tell them that I do love them and encourage them to grow. I'm happy to report that I have 7 Phals in spike this winter (one of them has bloomed, when I get around to uploading the pictures I'll post one, though it only has one flower, it was a rescue last spring). I also saw that my NOID Cattleya is actually growing flowers in its sheaths, I though they were duds like the ones last year - its a bit of a rescue, a start from my Daughter In Law that got down to one p-bulb, but has been happily growing ever since and now has at least ten! Most of the Phals spiking were from my Craig's List purchase this summer, so I'm happy to know what they look like! Always exciting.

    I've noticed that when the leaves get so stressed and leathery (at least in Phals), the old leaf never does get fat and plump again, but the new ones are ok. Glad to see yours growing so well.

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    I don't kill Phah's any longer and you now bring stressed ones back to life, should have sent you all those Phah's that I ended up killing maybe you could have saved them! Nicely done!!!!
    JDT

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    Well done Dr.Orchid Harvey-great save-Nothing like a bit of TLC.

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    Here she is about 1 year out. Might be healthy enough to spike soon.

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    The nursery's down here put them walk-in refrigerators to get the spike started, that's how these days you can find blooming phals all year round, give it a try see what happens.

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    Looks great, good job!

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    Good job Harvey. Looking forward to seeing it spiking.

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    I have it outside now. Hoping that the outside highs and lows will trigger it to bloom.

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