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Phal. Queen Beer (Red Sky)

This is a discussion on Phal. Queen Beer (Red Sky) within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These are awesome crazy branching little phals. You will not be sorry you bought this ...

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    These are awesome crazy branching little phals. You will not be sorry you bought this one. Great selection...

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    I keep looking at it. It makes me want one. I don't have much purple... Only the Bc Hamana Soft that I keep trying to remind how to bloom (I'm sure it's forgotten) and the Bllra Marfitch 'Howards Dream' that just went out of bloom.

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    I just checked its parentage and did some quick calculations for the 13 generations/crosses.

    Results:
    50.0% Doritis pulcherrima
    18.5% Phal amabilis
    12.9% Phal schilleriana
    9.6% Phal rimestadiana
    5.3% Phal aphrodite
    3.1% Phal sanderiana
    0.5% Phal stuartiana

    Not sure if it's useful but I found it interesting to know the make up of the plant in species.

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    Hi all,

    Because of my fear of sphagnum I check the little one's roots. While the roots look healthy there was something that concerned me. There is some kind of white mold I think at the very bottom of the pot. I didn't remove any of the sphag I just lifted it out of the pot quickly so it could be elsewhere also. Please check the picture (sorry it's a bit blurry) as I am kinda worried what to do with it?

    I think I'll stick with this nursery it's the second plant from there and the second with proper healthy roots.
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    Looking healthy the Doritis pulcherrima definitely shows in the plant's blooms.

    I can't seem to see the mold in the photo. I hope that you are not describing mealy bugs. If they aren't mealy bugs I personally wouldn't worry too much, just wipe it off and I'm sure it will be fine. Some phal roots in sphag do look white since they are adapted to moist conditions and are not aerial roots

    The last phal I got I actually left it in the sphag (I had a fear of sphag...), but I loosened it and the bottom 1/2 inch has no medium in it all. Its a phal amabilis and seems to want tons of light, more than the other phals. Anyway back to your plant

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    I'd just pick that part off and put it back in the pot. Then again, this could be a fungus so a treatment of Physan or similar wouldn't hurt.

    Watch your watering...let the spag go crispy before watering it again. A slight dry out would discourage fungal growth.

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    That's what I did I left it to wait till my cattleyas got watered so it was quite dry for an extra day. I checked this morning and no fungus has returned (yet). I think I'll keep it in half bark half sphag for a while and just keep it on a 10 day schedule where as the catts in all bark are on a 5 day schedule for now (maybe this should be 4 with the weather we've been having here).

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    The fungus has not returned. It looks like removing the affected sphag was enough.
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