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Phal Dry stem but green leaves??

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    Unhappy Phal Dry stem but green leaves??

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    I have this Phal that i got for my birthday in March.. The leaves are still green but the steam is very dry out. I thought i did the right thing after it bloomed and cut the stem down.. There is also mold looking growing on the clay pot.. do you think that this phal will bloom again?

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    Hi benitez,

    You should change the pot it looks like a mold or accumulated chemical or salts etc etc. it's not safe for your Phal
    Does it have many roots?
    Put it in a humidity tray after repoting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef09071984 View Post
    Hi benitez,

    You should change the pot it looks like a mold or accumulated chemical or salts etc etc. it's not safe for your Phal
    Does it have many roots?
    Put it in a humidity tray after repoting.
    That is a white mildew-no harm to the plant. It just means its being kept a bit moist. Generally phals arent grown in terracotta. Take the plant out and put it into a PLASTIC pot where you need to cram the roots in-they like it like that. Remember always water from the top, but keep water out of the crown!

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    Hi! As someone that it's also new growing orchids, I've been having all kinds of problems with my phals' so I can tell you by experience hahaha
    If your plant had very little root system then you have to use a small pot just big enough to keep the roots inside. If you use bigger pots the plant is gonna take long, long time to get used to it and will take longer to grow enough roots and leaves to bloom. I'm using clear plastic pots, some times platic cups or food containers then I put them inside the clay pots no matter if the plastic one is smaller the the clay one, and for me this is just for the 'looks' but with the clear plastic you can see if there's new roots growing and you can check as often as you want without disturbing the roots in the medium. don't forget to add one inch of packing peanuts or pieces of styrofoam on the bottom of the pot to keep the roots from water that stays there for long time. remember to make holes on any container or whatever you're using. and to ad extra humidity use a big plate or saucer filled up with gravel and water, then you put your orchid pot on top of it. I hope this info can be useful for you!
    BTW. and just in case... if you speak spanish as first language (like me) let me know and I can help you in a more accurate way!

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    I agree that it looks over potted. It should bloom again when the conditions are right. I for one DO grow my phals in clay pots. I find mine do better that way. It can take quite a while for them to decide to bloom again. I have one that is going on 3 years with no blooms. Good luck and (key word here) patience.

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    I agree with the two previous posts. I have found the phals grow best in ridiculously small pots. Like Khayael, I use the smallest pot that I can squeeze the roots into. That way there's no dead space in the pot where mold and fungus can develop. If I need to use a pot over 4" I put a small net pot upside down in the bottom of the bigger pot. Phal roots tend to grow along the outside of the medium next to the pot, leaving a dead space in the center. The upside down net pot helps air to get to the center.

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    i have been running around 3 boxstores and garden centers and no one seems to carry the plastic pots with holes on them!!!

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    You can cut holes in them yourself if you want to. Just a suggestion.

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    yes that was my last option i had to do that

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    Try your grocery store deli section. They have clear salad tubs of all sizes. Just remember to cut holes on the bottom and the sides. If you can't find anything clear, whitish plastic containers work too as they let some light through. I have mine growing in a yogurt container. I just peeled the labels off and added lots of holes.

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