Phalaenopsis Orchids

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  1. WillyCKH

    WillyCKH CPSC and PotM Moderator Staff Member

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    Seeing some Orchids today at Taiwan airport, I simply have to share... :)
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    Samskwatch Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Beautiful display!!!! Thanks for sharing, they're really wonderful!!
     
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    Samskwatch Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Here’s a picture I found on Pinterest that really shows well how epiphitic orchids grow.

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    Samskwatch Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Picture by Nuytsia@Tas on Flickr
     
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    Samskwatch Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Here’s one of my Phal in bloom with two flower spike.

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  6. Lloyd Gordon

    Lloyd Gordon Parasitic Plant Aficionado Staff Member

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    Looks good. The roots like to ramble about with just enough buried in loose medium to support the plant.
     
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    Samskwatch Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Yep, I do my best to keep them happy!!
     
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    Sloppysponge Carnivorous Plant Addict

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    Hey @Samskwatch, they are finally ready!
    I know they need re-potted I am going to let them flower first, The first couple flowers opened on my big guy. The little one is not far behind.
     

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    Nice vibrant coloration! You have a bunch of buds getting ready. This is a wonderful plant.
     
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    Here are my 3 new Phalaenopsis orchids :)

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    Posted this previously in another thread but here is the orchid I have been caring for since August. It seems pretty content, the leaves are a nice color, the roots are fat and green and it hasn't lost any leaves yet (I know it eventually will, they don't last forever)
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    Looks good! Keep us posted on any new growth.
     
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    I know a lot of growers say to water the phalanopsis when the media is completely dry, I tried that with a previous orchid and its leaves cracked from not having enough water and the roots shriveled up and it died. It lived in the same location as my current orchid and the only thing I changed is more frequent watering.
    I also water by drenching the media under a running tap for like, a minute or so. I'm careful not to get the leaves wet as from what I understand, if they get moisture in a little nook or crevice they can rot. I drain it well before returning it to it's blue pot thing and I check for any excess water sitting at the bottom of the blue pot
     

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