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Paraphalaenopsis labukensis

This is a discussion on Paraphalaenopsis labukensis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Ron-NY They require warm temperatures, good air circulation and high humidity. They ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    They require warm temperatures, good air circulation and high humidity. They should not be exposed to cold and likewise do not do well in extreme heat. They are epiphytes with terete (pencil shaped) leaves, and should be grown allowing the leaves to hang naturally, as they can become rather long. Blooms grow from the base of the plant, in clusters that usually carry a strong scent similar to cinnamon or ripe bananas, depending on the species or hybrid. The blooming season is usually spring or early summer. The flowers normally stay on the plant 2 to 3 weeks but do not last long when cut.

    Paraphalaenopsis can be grown in different ways with good results. One method is to pot them in an open mix with good drainage and either hang the plant or let it sit on a bench. Plants in pots would normally need watering once or twice weekly as they dry out between waterings. Another way is to grow in a hanging wooden or plastic basket with little or no medium. When grown this way, they will need more frequent watering, as often as daily in the Spring and Summer if grown in good conditions. A third option is to mount directly onto cork or tree fern slabs. Again, these plants will need more water than when potted into a mix. Keep plants in low to medium light until established and then give larger plants more light to promote blooming. (They do well in phalaenopsis light conditions). Fertilize during active growth.
    Beautiful blooms and thanks for the great information! I bet this will come in handy for many growers!

    Cheers,
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    This is my first time seeing it, thanks for sharing.

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    What an amazing orchid- I didn't know these existed either!! And 3' long leaves?? I feel like I may have seen something like this at the orchid show- but knowing me, I would have looked at it and thought that 3' long leaves do not belong to an orchid! haha...thank you for posting; I'm glad to learn about these not-so-common species!

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    Thanks for the great info...Ron.
    I'd like to try these someday---

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    Great blooms, Ron! I won't be growing anything Vandaceous anytime soon! I'll just enjoy your photos!

    Clint, your cross has not been named.

    McJulie

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    Default Thanks, Julie!

    The spike is coming along well *crosses fingers*...

    I hope these don't blast easily...

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    Very interesting! I never know what to expect when I open up one of your posts. You and ntgerald have the most interesting orchids. This one really is very beautiful -- although surely some orchid person could come up with something more appealing than "rat tail" to describe this one.

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    COOL I Like It!!
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    Yeah, Cin, but you have a rat with a tail - of course you do!

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