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new babies!

This is a discussion on new babies! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i went on an internet shopping spree last week, they finally came on saturday. and ...

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    Default new babies!

    i went on an internet shopping spree last week, they finally came on saturday.

    and when i say babies...
    (this should be fun )

    i want to try a couple of these in s/h, any suggestions on who should take the 'plunge'?
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    And a Merry Christmas to you! They look great! I have three of them, all a little bigger than yours, but mine haven't bloomed yet. Seedlings aren't instant gratification, but it is fun to watch them grow. Congrats!

    McJulie

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    Have lots of fun, and lots of patience! Good luck with them.

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    Hey that is a great addition! Maybe try the little phal in S/H. We put one in S/H and it is doing fine. Best of luck with your new 'babies'!

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    Nice family additions! You know, until recently, I only bought blooming-sized plants. Gradually, for one reason or another, a few babies started to come my way. I have discovered that having plants at different maturities adds a lot of depth to my enjoyment of my collection. I love watching the big guys bloom, but it really is fun to watch the seedlings develop, too. There is always something gratifying to observe. I like having them all! LOL

    Oh yeah--I have several phals in s/h and they are going great guns--including a P. equestis. About every oncid I have tried in s/h is nuts about it. Don't know that I would put anyone into it right now at the beginning of winter though.

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    Put the intergeneric in s/h.

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    Nice healthy plants you have there! I love internet shopping sprees

    I have questions about Phal schilleriana var. purpurea. I have one too that I got from a internet auction. I know that it has rounder and flatter blooms than the regular schilleriana. I noticed that all of the var. purpurea have different leaves than the regular schilleriana, they have mottled leaves rather than tiger stripes. Mine does have small tiger stripes only at the tip of the leaf, the rest is all mottled.

    Is this a natural variant or is it just a called variant from many generations of breeding for perfect flower form (called a variant for no scientific reason)? Where is this variant of the plant found and how does it differ from other schilleriana in habitat, etc.? How come it doesn't have the tiger stripes that a regular schilleriana does? Or is it called a variant because it was a pending new species? I think I lost myself now, too many questions Sorry I might be off topic, I don't know if anyone has the answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sake of silence View Post
    Put the intergeneric in s/h.
    I agree, based on all the threads I've read intergenerics do well in s/h.
    The rest are all species, so they may be more difficult with this type of culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    The rest are all species, so they may be more difficult with this type of culture.
    Phal species do very well in s/h.
    My Phal gigantea , hieroglyphica,leuddammania,ambionisis,bellina,viol acea etc etc are growing really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post

    Is this a natural variant or is it just a called variant from many generations of breeding for perfect flower form (called a variant for no scientific reason)? Where is this variant of the plant found and how does it differ from other schilleriana in habitat, etc.? How come it doesn't have the tiger stripes that a regular schilleriana does? Or is it called a variant because it was a pending new species? I think I lost myself now, too many questions Sorry I might be off topic, I don't know if anyone has the answers
    According to Christensen,

    "Several horticultural varieties [of Phalaenopsis schilleriana] have been recognized in the past. Varieties purpurea and splendens, however, merely represent surperior clones with darker color and larger flowers. I see no reason to formally maintain them as distinct varieties of the species. Sweet also distinguished var. splendens on the basis of the leaf markings which consist of 'parallel oblong meshes.' Patterning of the leaves in P. schilleriana is extremely variable, both between populations and within the progeny of a single seed capsule. The particular pattern seen on the neotype illustration of var. splendens is not useful as a taxonomic character."

    McJulie

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