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Phal violacea 'borneo' June 2010

This is a discussion on Phal violacea 'borneo' June 2010 within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Would you mind sharing your culture technique? Light, potting medium, temperature, etc.? I've got a ...

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    Would you mind sharing your culture technique?
    Light, potting medium, temperature, etc.?
    I've got a small seedling of the same species and I would like to make sure I'm giving it the right treatment!
    Thank you!
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    Ohhh.... sniff sniff. Yours is gorgeous, Bruce. I lost mine this year Mine smelled like lemon pound cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwcervantes View Post
    Would you mind sharing your culture technique?
    Light, potting medium, temperature, etc.? ...Thank you!
    Hi Cody. We grow this one potted in my phal bark mix. The temperature ranges from about 55 degrees in the winter (lowest) up to 95 degrees in the summer (highest) as we grow in a greenhouse. (usually, during blooming it is between the high 60s at night and low to mid 80s in the the daytime)

    There is constant, strong air movement. It is watered twice a week in the hot months and only once a week in the winter months. It only rarely completely drys out. (like when we are too busy to water one week in the winter and it goes without for two weeks.) We do not cut the bloom spikes unless they die. It is fed along with everything in the greenhouse on an alternating schedule of fertilizer and then a pure water flush. It grows in the shade of taller plants so not too much light and higher humidity.

    Growing this plant indoors I would recommend: 70 - 85 degrees in the day and 62-66 at night if possible with humidity at 60-70%. Grow in an East facing window so that it will never get direct sunlight.

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    was re-potting today and had my camera so I snapped a shot of this guy again. A couple more blooms have opened. Hope you enjoy it.

    Phal violacea 'Borneo'


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    Cheers,
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    Very impressive Bruce. I notice 3 spikes on this plant! Attests to very good culture.

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    beautiful!
    hope my little bellina looks this way eventually!

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