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The much awaited phalaenopsis

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    Default The much awaited phalaenopsis

    Started this as a seedling. After 16 months it finally bloomed. I have killed so many in the past because of over watering.


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    Ah, just lovely! Congrats!!

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    Great job in raising this to blooming size. This is truly beautiful! AL

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    How wonderful! Congratulations!

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    Way to go. Very nice. People often buy a plant in bloom but can never get it to bloom again. You have taken a young plant and coaxed it to bloom for the first time. Congratulations. One thing that I find helpful with Phals. and some other orchids is to use a piece of bamboo or other stick, insert it into the media so that it points to the ceiling and then tie the shoot to the stick. This not only brings the flowers up high, it keeps the stem from eventually drooping when all of the buds develop into full flowers, they can get kinda heavy. You may not be able to do this with this one, the stem may be too stiff at this stage. But try that some time - it also keeps the stem from sticking out where it might get bumped and knock the plant down.

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    Well done Seet Mei! A nice looking phal too!

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    One thing that I find helpful with Phals. and some other orchids is to use a piece of bamboo or other stick, insert it into the media so that it points to the ceiling and then tie the shoot to the stick. This not only brings the flowers up high, it keeps the stem from eventually drooping when all of the buds develop into full flowers, they can get kinda heavy. You may not be able to do this with this one, the stem may be too stiff at this stage. But try that some time - it also keeps the stem from sticking out where it might get bumped and knock the plant down
    I wanted to but was so afraid that I might break the spike. Will try the when my other phals bloom.

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    Congratulations! Orchids do require patience and you yours has paid-off brilliantly. Lovely phal!!

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    Nice. I like the yellow lip on this one.

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    A lovely clean and healthy plant - my congrats . They are not the easiest orchid once they le ave the very specialised conditions provided by the nurseries which mass produce them.

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