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Phal seedling

This is a discussion on Phal seedling within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi all, Was thrilled to have found this forum ! Have owned 4 or 5 ...

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    Hi all,

    Was thrilled to have found this forum! Have owned 4 or 5 orchids for years that bloom and are happy...but have recently become totally obsessed!

    About a month ago I bought a few plants ____________. Not sure I'll do this again....but I had to learn.

    I have a Phal. mannii seedling. Think I may have had it in too bright a spot, leaves started to yellow shortly after it got here. It's looking a little better now, but I'm seeing a spot on a leaf--makes me nervous now that I've read about virus problems. Any idea if this might be a problem?

    Also, I'm very green with young orchids---any idea how long it will take this one to 'grow up' and be of blooming age?

    Thanks!
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    I don't like to buy "seedlings", as most of the others around here know.. LOL! I have no patience for them... That being said, I have raised some plants from seedlings, and phals from keikis. I would check the roots, if they are okay then next consider moving to less light, and make sure there is not a complete dry out of the media between waterings. The leaf photo is a little hard to interpret, most of what I see looks like mechanical damage...

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    I see by the photos that ther are 2 sorts of damage there.
    1 being at the end of the leaf- - - - That will be transit damage
    2 that dark little spot in the centre of the leaf - - - that is a water spot.Leaf was wet for too long,to control,mix up a fungacide spray and spray the plant about every 7 - 10 days ,and increase the air flow around the plant

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    Thanks for the comments....new to fungacide spray w/orchids....suggestions on what kind to get, ratio to mix, etc.? Is this something I can get locally?

    Will also check the roots, make sure it's in less light and doesn't dry totally out between waterings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchid-man
    I see by the photos that ther are 2 sorts of damage there.
    1 being at the end of the leaf- - - - That will be transit damage
    2 that dark little spot in the centre of the leaf - - - that is a water spot.Leaf was wet for too long,to control,mix up a fungacide spray and spray the plant about every 7 - 10 days ,and increase the air flow around the plant

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    I use Physan 20. Google and you will find many vendors. Often good nurseries will carry it as well.

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    I like cinnamon over Physan, because I have cats, and grow my orchids on my windowsills (ie, in my living space!) Cinnamon is a natural fungicide. Just sprinkle it on the leaf.

    Seedlings take lower levels of light, until the plant is well established and growing to near maturity. Then you can up the light. The leaves will also clue you. Light green on a Phal is too much light. Don't worry if a new leaf is purplish. Many Phals do this. As the leaf matures it turns pure green. Phals ideally want leaves a med-dark green. Definintely not a yellowish green. Note that some species are lighter green, but never yellowish.

    As Diane suggested, keep it a bit moister than you would a more mature Phal. Note that tiny pots dry out much faster than bigger pots.

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    Julie,

    I have cats AND parrots, so loved the cinnamon suggestion!! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    I like cinnamon over Physan, because I have cats, and grow my orchids on my windowsills (ie, in my living space!) Cinnamon is a natural fungicide. Just sprinkle it on the leaf.

    Seedlings take lower levels of light, until the plant is well established and growing to near maturity. Then you can up the light. The leaves will also clue you. Light green on a Phal is too much light. Don't worry if a new leaf is purplish. Many Phals do this. As the leaf matures it turns pure green. Phals ideally want leaves a med-dark green. Definintely not a yellowish green. Note that some species are lighter green, but never yellowish.

    As Diane suggested, keep it a bit moister than you would a more mature Phal. Note that tiny pots dry out much faster than bigger pots.

    Julie

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    Check this link out:

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    Has good information regarding Phal manni. It is a very beautiful species. Since your plant is a seedling you should grow it a bit warmer.

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    Paphman910, if you would private message me the URL for that site, I'd sure appreciate it.

    Thanks!

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