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My new mini Phal

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    Default My new mini Phal

    I found this darling little Mini Phal (peloric I think) in a grocery store! I had to take it out of its totally soaked sphagnum moss and give it some air, but it seems a sturdy little thing and has good roots. The whole plant is tiny, its in about a 3" pot and the leaves are about 3" long. Totally about 6" including the flowers. The middle picture is the best representation of the color. It's got two spikes.

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    Lovely mini phals and I like the peloric in these one congrats for having unusual stuff.

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    I was shocked to see such an interesting little flower in a plain old grocery store! They had other minis that were cute, but nothing like this one. Strangely, I had to have it! lol

    Thanks!

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    I normally don't fancy pelorics but this one is very cute - the shape reminds me of a Lycaste. I like this one.

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    we seem to be getting a lot of these fully peloric types on the west coast in supermarkets. i love them. i just bought a huge red one, but i like these minis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    we seem to be getting a lot of these fully peloric types on the west coast in supermarkets. i love them. i just bought a huge red one, but i like these minis.
    Living the east coast I have never seen one of these sold in nurseries or the supermarket... Lovely and strange looking blooms though.

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    Awesome, if they are turning up on CA, and I got this one in Seattle, they ought to move their way over to the Spokane area sometime soon too! I am seeing more orchids with actual names in the big box stores too, a pleasant change. I found a Phal with a name recently that was out of bloom and half price... there were a couple left in bloom and I liked them, so bought the cheaper one. Turned out its spike was broken, not done, and its branching out another spike! I'll have more pictures when that blooms! Also a couple of my NOID Phals are sending up spikes too. Makes me happy!

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    I like these very much Carol. Great colors, shape, and a 'designer' pattern on the blooms to boot! AL

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    there were a bunch of red ones like mine, but not peloric, just this one. but there were 2 other pelorics there in other shades, i have bought 5 now in different colors since summer. this new one has 3 spikes. i have been seeing them sort of regularly at one particular market, and sometimes at a second. they must be repotted immediately, as they come in boxes/etc with a plastic lining and can be sitting in water inside. i wonder what is causing them to have so many pelorics? are they always growing some percentage, but not been sold so often before? or is this a new development? are my beautiful mutants really victims of a mad-orchidist somewhere like those bad dye-jobs? the cool thing is now orchids can be a healthy part of my grocery budget!

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    Yeah, you won't gain much weight on them! lol I'll be keeping my eyes open, though I keep telling myself that I am getting low on room. I like the odd and unusual. I pretty much re-pot Phals as soon as I get them home, they come in such a mess usually.

    My little guy is small enough to sit on the corner of my placemat on the table while its in bloom. I won't have any trouble tucking it in somewhere in my collection. Fortunately some of my older Phals are sending up spikes, maybe I can keep from buying something while they bloom!

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