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This is a discussion on Dtps Mem Francis Hunte within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I don't usually post Phallies - I don't grow (many) phallies . I find they ...

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    I don't usually post Phallies - I don't grow (many) phallies . I find they don't do well in my humid conditions which suit the Vandas and other monopodials with their aerial roots which are so prevalent in my greenhouse; but this one caught my eye at our Show yesterday, and I bought it.
    It is the flower size which is the first thing - just over 5 inch natural spread - 13cm. Secondly the colour - a very pure just ever so slightly off white - which the web can't do justice to, it seems. Of course my wife was delighted - she loves Phals. So it resides on the dining room table, for now, and I'll just have to make a special effort to grow it when it goes to the greenhouse as flowering finishes.

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    We've had an exchange about our mutual lack of fondness for phals, but I understand the occasional "slip" - I bought this one - a new hybrid with just a numbered tag and 2 blooms about a month ago, and am already bored with it - and it really caught my eye at the time! Probably no reason to fret, though, as I seem to have a particular talent for killing phals as soon as they've finished blooming.

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    Wow Geoff, what a gorgeous phal, I can see why you were unable to resist!!

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    Geoff try to grow them mounted, just like they grow in the wild. They will love the humidity.

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    Very nice phal, Geoff! I like the dash of spotting against the white background. Byron suggested the same thing I was going to -- try growing it mounted (or in a basket)

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    I can see why your wife was so infatuated with this phal, and why it caught your eye! It's gorgeous! My collection is currently 50% Phals... but considering I only have four orchids... that's not saying much. Heh heh heh. Still, this is great! I agree with Byron. You should try mounting it. I bet it'd do great!

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    Mounted ? hmm... I'll have to think about that !

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    Nice catch Geoff hehehe

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    Nice one Geoff. I'm going to mount all my phals.

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    Love this phal, Geoff. Your wife has very good taste!!

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