Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

My Flower, as promised

This is a discussion on My Flower, as promised within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi again everybody. Stayed up until four this morning exploring this site and links. Amazing ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    magooba is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    128

    Thumbs up My Flower, as promised

    Hi again everybody. Stayed up until four this morning exploring this site and links. Amazing stuff :0) !

    this is my treat to myself ! Ideas anyone !?

    and very importantly, -"is it a mule?"-.

    also, I've e-mailed a few people, I'm hunting native Irish species as my first project ! Why not grow a Generation for posterity !? ioi

    also, I can hardly express how much I dig THE Forum

    (P.S. I'll be interested to see if the pics upload for me !!!)
    Attached Images Attached Images     

  2. #2
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    You have a lovely phalaenopsis orchid - a phal for short. It looks lovely, and will definitely need a few friends to keep it company! You do need to repot it, as soon as convenient, something you should do whenever you get a new plant, at least check the medium and the roots. As long as it does not get direct sun in that window it should be fine. Phals do not like direct sun, nor really strong light.

  3. #3
    magooba is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    128

    Default hi Diane.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    You have a lovely phalaenopsis orchid - a phal for short. It looks lovely, and will definitely need a few friends to keep it company! You do need to repot it, as soon as convenient, something you should do whenever you get a new plant, at least check the medium and the roots. As long as it does not get direct sun in that window it should be fine. Phals do not like direct sun, nor really strong light.
    I'm very pleased with it. there were (are) loads there !! had trouble choosing I must admit !! Ii's in a plastic container inside that ceramic one. the root system is very well established, although they are a little green. I'm thinking that they can photosynthisize at times as they grow arial roots but please correct me if I'm wrong ! I'm thinking that this might be associated with the flowering period when the plant requires all the energy it can get, maybe ??

    five Flowers are open, and sixteen are rearing to go.

    By the way, Is that an Irish Accent to your sig?

  4. #4
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Green roots are GOOD! You want your phal to have green roots. And arial root are a common phal trait. Although, if it gets too many that is a sign of a needing a repot. You should at least stick your little finger down into the media and see if it feels firm or soft. If soft, it is rotting and you should give it new media. If firm, then enjoy you lovely blooms.

    Oh, and it's Scottish, MacPhearson - it is the family motto - "Touch not the cat but a-gloved" the family crest sports a Scottish Wild Cat.

  5. #5
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Cool Phal you have there! I am so glad you are enjoying the forum. I also have to say the view from your window is amazing!! WOW.

    Cheers,
    BD

  6. #6
    desertgal's Avatar
    desertgal is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brawley, CA
    Posts
    988
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I also liked the view, where are you located?

    Katie

  7. #7
    JUDIUK is offline Senior Member
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phalaenopsis cymbidium dendrob
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Harpham in East Yorkshire UK
    Posts
    1,113

    Default

    Nice start! But you must be aware that an orchid obsession is very likely! One is never enough, and before you know it you are in the blissful state of an obsession! Then you will have to buy countless other varieties!One is never enough! Judi

  8. #8
    magooba is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    128

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by desertgal View Post
    I also liked the view, where are you located?

    Katie
    I'm located in Cork City, Ireland. I think I am a few hours ahead of you guys, sunrise-wise !! I already decided to devote to plants. there will be no obsessions though, only facts of life, other facets ioi .

  9. #9
    magooba is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    128

    Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Green roots are GOOD! You want your phal to have green roots. And arial root are a common phal trait. Although, if it gets too many that is a sign of a needing a repot. You should at least stick your little finger down into the media and see if it feels firm or soft. If soft, it is rotting and you should give it new media. If firm, then enjoy you lovely blooms.

    Oh, and it's Scottish, MacPhearson - it is the family motto - "Touch not the cat but a-gloved" the family crest sports a Scottish Wild Cat.
    Hi again, the bark is fairly firm should be Ok for a while, I think lol . those arial roots appear very dead to me... , that's OK though as the rest of the root system seems to be thriving (Lucky me lol).. Thanks for the encouragement,
    John

  10. #10
    Nekletka's Avatar
    Nekletka is offline Orchid Addict
    Real Name
    Bachram
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phal~ Neof & Hybr~ Den~ Psyhp~
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    171
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    What a beautiful start in Orchid World!!!
    By the way my advice - prepare the place for the next one...
    If you have one Orchid and you like it really - you got already "Orchiditis" virus.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. in flower now
    By orchid-man in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 1st, 2008, 10:28 PM
  2. When Will It Flower?
    By Jacinta in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 5th, 2007, 06:02 AM
  3. My flower bed
    By Brutal_Dreamer in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 21st, 2007, 01:16 PM
  4. Can someone tell me what this is, and why I cant get to flower?
    By Howdy in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: January 19th, 2006, 01:13 AM
  5. As I promised
    By Natalie in forum Photography Archive 1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 14th, 2003, 05:07 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.