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The Big Phalaenopsis

This is a discussion on The Big Phalaenopsis within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen I just got back from there (a revisit to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen View Post
    I just got back from there (a revisit to the country after 25 years!). I did visit a few orchid nurseries. The secrets for growing orchids like what we are seeing in these threads are not about fertilizer, or shade cover and etc ... but it is all about the weather which is very conducive for these warm growing orchids. The weather there is very hot (but not scorchingly hot) all year round (the winter months are like the hottest days of the spring here!!!) and VERY very HUMID!!!! And it rains almost half of the year. Remember: rain water is very good for the orchids, it contains almost no calcium salt that is detrimental for the orchids (like the tap water here), and importantly, the rain water has trace amount of nitrate - a natural fertilizer, just like the way nature fertilizes these orchids (nitrate-containing rain water, bird dropings, and decayed tree barks! hahaha ... there goes their secret!!!
    Hahaha is not good your Idea

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    the white spot on leaf means spot of Canxi

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    Wow. Makes my phals look like runts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culanluasg View Post
    we are not used rain water for Phal. because the rain water make to disease for my Phal on leaf and to rot young top leaf by strong and heavy rain
    -water used for Phal in TraVinh is high concentration of canxi (natural) and water used for orchid is provided by source of Goverment for living
    -is only in Tra Vinh city have plenty of big Phal
    - the different City in south of VietNam seldom have
    This is what I mean:
    "... but it is all about the weather which is very conducive for these warm growing orchids. The weather there is very hot - all year round, the winter months are like the hottest days of the spring here!!! and VERY very HUMID!!!! ... "

    The warm and humid weather is the key - not neccessary the rain water ...

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    WOW. I'm going to print one of these pic out, and place it where my phal can admire & be inspired!!

    Kathi

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    hello Culan, great strong giant phals. i've seen them here in the philippines and probably from your place imported by those stores here. It's selling at around $18 in bloom but i managed to sneak in at the back of their yard and bought those not in bloom at $5.5. I got 3 from that store with a free one so i have 4 in my care and i'm waiting for them to bloom. i think they are still young since it still has few leaves but are already big.

    Anyway, what do you mean by canxi water? pardon for my ignorance I'm new to orchids. Also, what type of organic fertilizer you are using?

    Thanks for the really nice picture...their great!!!

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    - I understand that "Canxi" in Vietnamese language means "Calcium".

    Quote Originally Posted by culanluasg View Post
    we are not used rain water for Phal ...
    -water used for Phal in TraVinh is high concentration of canxi (natural) and water used for orchid is provided by source of Goverment for living ...
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...tml#post194688
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen View Post
    Remember: rain water is very good for the orchids, it contains almost no calcium salt that is detrimental for the orchids (like the tap water here),
    Quote Originally Posted by culanluasg View Post

    and Mr Hoa Tony Nguyen look at this ...
    full of canxi on leaf
    - So, who says the truth ? Are calcium salts detrimental or not for phalaenopsis culture ? That's the question !

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    hmmmm... looks like i'll go to the one with proof. so how do we have the high calcium concentration the natural way? grind clean egg shells mix with water and let it stand overnight. limestone would do as well.

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    wow that is a huge phal!! I need to get my hand on one of those. Goregeous!

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    its way too huge, good growing! i'll try mine using cow dung instead lets see if i can duplicate the size hehehehe

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