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Phal - what is this??

This is a discussion on Phal - what is this?? within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I am not mad!!! I just found pretty funny those words from you guys... no ...

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    I am not mad!!! I just found pretty funny those words from you guys... no problem at all!!!

    I don't think i will mount this keiki, and keikies should not be mounted at all, right? Anyways, the temperatures and moist i can provide are not so good, this would kill it immediately!!

    Tell me more Tindo??

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    Quote Originally Posted by diogo
    Tell me more Tindo??
    Be careful what you wish for, diogo!

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    Well I just thought that mounting keikies would be like mounting orchids straight from the flask. I don't have practical experience either way, but I figured if I wanted to get orchids that wouldnt suffer too much from being mounted it would be kiekies and flask orchids. The reasoning behind this is that they don't have roots that are firmly hanging on for dear life to pots. So the roots are in effect ready and willing to affix themselves to whatever you mount them to.
    Though I suppose flask orchids are more delicate due to change in humidity conditions, loss of nutritous substrate, it's like taking them out of the womb for God's sake! So I suppose, infer, that mounting Keikies is less stressful to the plant?
    Anyone with actual experience have anything to say??

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    I'll leave the definitive answer to a flasker (which I'm not), but keikeis are already accostomed to growing in air. Flasked seedlings are in agar. Getting them accustomed to potting material is in the opposite direction of a keikei. Flasked seedlings are going from more surrounding material to less. Keikeis are going from less to more.

    The idea of easing them both into a changed environment remains the same. But you must take into account where they're coming from. The change can't be too shocking, particularly for a younger plant. So in-between steps may be necessary for younger seedlings.

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    Thanks Piper, good advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Be careful what you wish for, diogo!

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    What do you mean Julie? My english isn't good enough to understand it...

    I think i'll take some in-between steps with this keiki, first nice strong baby roots and then a Sphagnum or bark substrat kept in a bowl with LECA and always a bit of water to make it moist enough like you can see in this german link, i already had a bad experience with one keiki... i don't want to repeat it



    Thank you all for the tips!!
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diogo
    What do you mean Julie? My english isn't good enough to understand it...
    It's an expression we use, often as a joke. I meant that if you ask Tindo to tell you more, you may be inviting more of his sick humor!

    Cheers,
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    ohh... ok!

    Now i got it. ihihih.. tks.

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    Diogo,

    Is that an Ophrys in your avatar?

    I really love Ophrys but they aren't in cultivation here in Australia. So everytime I see one, or I think I see one, I get really excited! Any more photos?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72
    Diogo,

    Is that an Ophrys in your avatar?

    I really love Ophrys but they aren't in cultivation here in Australia. So everytime I see one, or I think I see one, I get really excited! Any more photos?

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    Hi Tim,

    yes, that's an Ophrys tentheredinifera, espontaneous in Portugal and Spain, at least!!! It's one of my favourites. Sorry, but more pictures i just have in paper and in Portugal and meanwhile i'm living in Berlin... But you can check a nice website about what we have there, it's spanish and illustrates all we have in the Iberian Peninsula:

    http://www.orquideasibericas.info/

    You can try to have a look by pressing "Entrar". Have fun!

    As soon as i have some more stuff i'll tell you, and you shouldn't complain, in Australia you have much more crazy and beautiful things than we do... i would love to see it. I need to go to Australia!!!!

    Diogo.

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