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Yay! I bloomed a Phal.

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    Default Yay! I bloomed a Phal.

    I am a notorious phal killer. My son gave me this plant a couple of years ago for mother's day. It just about died under my culture. I was desperate to save the gift from my boy. I mounted it on fern fiber and it finally took off. It was turned away from me in the shadehouse. I was moving plants and it swung around and there was the spike There is a tag of the cross but it is too long to remember.
    On a side note: I've bought several hot growing species seedlings. I've mounted them and keeping fingers crossed they haven't died, as of yet.

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    The marking really fantastic very beautiful.Congratulations Cathy finally you are able to bloom this genera.

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    Thanks Zain. I moved the phals to fern fiber and placed them all with my gesneriads. They have been suffering in vanda light and culture. Now if the seedlings will grow and flourish, I will be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Thanks Zain. I moved the phals to fern fiber and placed them all with my gesneriads. They have been suffering in vanda light and culture. Now if the seedlings will grow and flourish, I will be happy.
    Great good luck I will put finger cross for you,

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    Well done, Cathy. Such a pretty bloom. My phals are doing quite well too, mounted/ And a few of them are spiking!

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    Beautiful phal. Cathy...I'm happy that you saved it, especially since your Son gave it to you! Maybe I'll try a tree fern plaque for a phal, since I do have an extra one. Thanks for the idea...Betty

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    Good job! Certainly not trivial to grow mounted phals. Beautiful colors.
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    That's a beautiful phal.. There's just something special about seeing a beautiful orchid mounted like that. It looks so natural and healthy. That's a great photograph also. Good job of growing and photographing.

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    Congratulations, it certainly was worth the wait to be successful, that's one pretty phal your son gifted you with. - martha

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    Nice growing, Cathy! Don't you just love it when an orchid surprises you with a spike like this!! The bloom turned out to be beautiful - cool pattern/markings.

    cheers,
    BD

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