Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Phal Question

This is a discussion on Phal Question within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Tess, Haven't you changed your name yet? Remember, Phalaenopsis orchids grow DOWN the tree in ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    cindiras's Avatar
    cindiras is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Cindi
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    1,766
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    2

    Default

    Tess, Haven't you changed your name yet? Remember, Phalaenopsis orchids grow DOWN the tree in nature. What we think of as right-side-up in a pot is actually upside down for the plant. The ones in baskets I hang sideways to fall gently out of the pot (pinned in to the basket with bamboo skewers from my local grocery store). The ones potted in LECA, I pot laying sideways across the top of the pot. Makes them look kinda funny until you get used to it.
    Jacob. Yep! The spike is what holds the flowers. Some phals are multiple spiking, meaning the spikes will branch so it kinda looks like a little bush. Others are strictly one spike at a time. To upload your photo here at Orchidtalk, use your photo software to make a copy, then resize that copy to no more than 700 pixels by 700 pixels or less. When you post a reply, choose 'Go Advanced' instead of post quick reply. Scroll down below the message box to the Manage Attatchments button and click on that, choose browse from the pop-up window and select the file of your photo that you have saved on your computer. Once the photo has loaded onto that pop-up, click upload to transfer it to your message.

  2. #12
    JoeW's Avatar
    JoeW is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Joe
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Den. phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    McHenry Co. Illinois
    Posts
    923
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by orchid_killer View Post
    Is it me, or is that phal hanging upside down?

    My healthy phals only bloom once a year. But the blooms last for about 2 months or more. I'm in Florida where it is hot a lot. Oh, and I only have spring flowering hybrid phals. There are other types of phals that have different requirements like the doritis hybrids and such, which, I think do not have the same requirements.

    A phal has to have the right temperature and light to bloom. A phal in too much shade will not re-bloom - as evidenced by my many indoor non-blooming phals. Hah!

    Anyway, for a phal to initiate spiking, it has to have temps that do not go higher than 80 degrees for an entire month or so. And keeping temps between 65 and 75 when the spike is between 2 and 8 inches long will produce more flowers on a spike. Humidity must remain high which is a challenge for Floridians because the cooler months come with low humidity. Bright filtered light is also needed.
    Tess,
    if you can give information and advice at this level
    then you should lose the 'killer' sobriquet.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Another Phal yellow leaf on phal question
    By nicki in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 8th, 2009, 02:46 PM
  2. Phal question, please
    By brit6v in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 23rd, 2008, 07:50 PM
  3. Phal name question
    By wetfeet101b in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 30th, 2008, 07:04 PM
  4. Phal. Question
    By work2ski in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: April 8th, 2006, 11:16 PM
  5. Phal. Question
    By Quinmutt3 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 26th, 2005, 08:47 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.