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Phalaenopsis Equestris

This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis Equestris within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Gorgeous! This is definitely my favourite species Phal . I have seven young equestris of ...

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    Gorgeous! This is definitely my favourite species Phal. I have seven young equestris of my own, of which two are currently in bloom (premier bloomers both of them!). I've noticed that they seem to grow like weed! Perfect beginners' species Phals I would say.

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    Great looking Phalaenopsis Equestris blooms. Do you get lots of keikies from this plant. Ours seems to put out keikies if we don't cut off the bloom spike soon after the flowers are gone.

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    Mabuhay!

    Congrats!!! Beautiful!!!

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    thank you all for the kind words!!!
    Last edited by zildjian; April 8th, 2012 at 05:17 PM. Reason: remove the s in thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Nice large group of blossoms! Mine only flowers a few at a time.
    same problem before "one at a time bloom". I solved it by repotting in volcanic rock then daily watering. it seems happy being watered daily but the medium I would say needs to quickly dry if not it will suffer rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Nicely flowered!
    Btw, "equestris" should be written with a small "e", since its a species, or else it would referring to a hybrid.
    now i'm learning something! thanks ron (spelled with a small r ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EquestrisFan View Post
    Gorgeous! This is definitely my favourite species Phal. I have seven young equestris of my own, of which two are currently in bloom (premier bloomers both of them!). I've noticed that they seem to grow like weed! Perfect beginners' species Phals I would say.
    i actually started (bought) with 8 matured plants in bloom (few blooms one at a time) with keikis and I think I killed all of them and have managed to save the keikis only. the one in bloom above is one of the keiki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Great looking Phalaenopsis Equestris blooms. Do you get lots of keikies from this plant. Ours seems to put out keikies if we don't cut off the bloom spike soon after the flowers are gone.

    cheers,
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    those plants I killed developed keikis and not blooms. this one now is one of the keiki and so far it's giving me good blooms... no keiki.

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    Lovely, lovely blooms. Great photos, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zildjian View Post
    i actually started (bought) with 8 matured plants in bloom (few blooms one at a time) with keikis and I think I killed all of them and have managed to save the keikis only. the one in bloom above is one of the keiki.
    It's too bad you killed the motherplants, but good that you saved the keikis. I bet you learned a lot throughout the entire process too, so they didn't die for nothing.

    I had an P. equestris aurea that died. After having it for a week, I discovered it had stem rot. I tried to save the basal keiki it had, but the rot spread throughout the entire root system and the keiki, despite my efforts.
    It was the only mature one of all my equestris, and it was a gorgeous plant so I was very sad that I didn't manage to save it. Fortunately the rest of my babies seem to be doing fine with spikes, roots, and leaves coming along nicely. As a matter of fact, if an equestris does NOT start developing a new leaf or root after staying with me for a week or two, I'll start to think there's something wrong with it! I think I've been spoiled (you just gotta love spring, right?).

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