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New Phalaenopsis

This is a discussion on New Phalaenopsis within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi P.o.P., Phals do very well in lower light conditions, east window is the best ...

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    Hi P.o.P.,

    Phals do very well in lower light conditions, east window is the best or a south window as long as it is sat back from it or window is shaded. No direct sun at all. Speceis need a little more light than Hybrids.

    Will grow larger with high humidity but will adapt well to lower humidity levels. You can always mist only in the mornings for extra humidity. Also one of the little box store portable humidifiers works well.

    Mid October to Early Nov. give it night time temps of around 60 degrees F (not below 50) and normal day temps for 4 to 6 weeks to set a spike. Then you can return to giving it your normal temps. You can take the Phals outside at night or you can also get drop with a room air conditioning unit.

    Don't let them totally dry out but don't keep them really wet all the time. I mix a weak solution of food in water and feed them each time I water (1/8 normal dosage to gal. of water) Be sure to flush them once a month.

    I have growns Phals for years and have just discovered Paphs which I am crazy about. I also have Catts and Dens and a few Miltonias and 1 Mtssa

    Hope this helps because you will have to give me tips on growing Paphs! :-)

    Luci

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luci View Post
    Mid October to Early Nov. give it night time temps of around 60 degrees F (not below 50) and normal day temps for 4 to 6 weeks to set a spike. Then you can return to giving it your normal temps. You can take the Phals outside at night or you can also get drop with a room air conditioning unit.
    Maybe I am a SUPER green thumb (NOT!) or just plain lucky (YUP!) but I have not had to do anything special to get my phals to flower. Now that I am delving into the species a bit I may have to pay more particular attention to this. So far, nothing special though.

    Heh, a phal I bought that I thought would not bloom until NEXT year is working on a spike right now!!!

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    It is lovely - such a nice deep color on the lip.

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    Wow Luci, That's a really great comprehensive information on culture. I'll have to refer back to this every change in season. I think I have the light right, it's in a bright room but it's position does not get direct sunlight. Now I just have to work out the rest aye. Thanks!

    cheers,
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