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My new pal, the Phal.

This is a discussion on My new pal, the Phal. within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Alrighty, here's my first real post! I've been looking all around, and I have found ...

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    Default My new pal, the Phal.

    Alrighty, here's my first real post!

    I've been looking all around, and I have found (or rather been told) that Phal. Orchids are some of the best for beginners. Now, does anyone have any sort of idea exactly what kind, or does it matter? I live in an arid region...mountains of colorado.

    I'd show ya what my likes and dislikes are but for some odd reason, I'm not able to get a pic to show up. xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by stargazer View Post
    Alrighty, here's my first real post!

    I've been looking all around, and I have found (or rather been told) that Phal. Orchids are some of the best for beginners. Now, does anyone have any sort of idea exactly what kind, or does it matter? I live in an arid region...mountains of colorado.

    I'd show ya what my likes and dislikes are but for some odd reason, I'm not able to get a pic to show up. xD
    Welcome to our community! Check out the HELP VIDEO on posting photos.

    Cheers,
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    Lack of humidity is going to be your biggest problem. You may need to run a humidifier or a mister in the room you put the phal into. East- morning light is good for Phals. They don't like to be wet, but they don't want to be totally dry either. Hey! Welcome to Orchidtalk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Welcome to our community! Check out the HELP VIDEO on posting photos.

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    Thanks a bunch, I'll definately go check that out. I'm not very computer savvy, but I am sure I can figure out whats what!


    Lack of humidity is going to be your biggest problem. You may need to run a humidifier or a mister in the room you put the phal into. East- morning light is good for Phals. They don't like to be wet, but they don't want to be totally dry either. Hey! Welcome to Orchidtalk!
    I figured as much on that lack of moisture deal. -chuckles- I've been to humid places like Florida and wondered how people could do it. It's like breathing in water! Anyhow, the humidifier sounds like a great idea and I was toying with the idea of getting an evaperation pan or something (if that is what they are called). One of those slick little trays with grating over the top, lets water evaporate up towards the plant, yadda yadda. Like I said, I am so the flower newbie. -wink-

    Thanks for all the advice!

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