Yay! I'm happy to report that my disappointment has become someone else joy!
I asked my friend if her mother (who isn't just equipped with a green thumb when it comes to Phals, but more of green hands) might want it and she asked. Her mother was definitely interested so I showed her the photos of this guy and she wanted it! Now I know it'll come to a great home and receive all the love and admiration it should have.
Despite this guy not being my taste doesn't mean I want it to end up in a bad home so I'm very happy that she wanted it - it was the best possible place for it.
And now I've ordered a small replacement since I want a Phal with a variegated foliage; a Sogo Vivien 'Golden Vivien'. But hang on, the Sogo Vivien is also
stripey, you might think. Yup, it is and this is the biggest issue I'll have with it, but the flowers are SMALL
and Phals with small flowers are much more my cup of tea than those with large ones, so I can live with it having stripes.
Originally Posted by Wynn Dee13
I like it. If you bought it for the leaves then why don't you keep it? They are out of bloom more than in bloom anyway. Wow! You were not kidding when you said you were picky! Most orchid people I have ever talked to love or at least like all orchids in some way. You seem to be the opposite. Sorry your so disappointed. I'm sure you won't have an issue selling it with those beautiful leaves. Now you have a spot to buy a new one!
I AM very picky, too picky in some ways and not picky enough in other.
My friend is like most orchid people, she can find something she likes in almost every orchid, while I can't. It's like the love I have for those that I really like are so intense there's none left for the rest.
Originally Posted by stonedragonfarms
If you bought it for the leaves, then just chop off the spike, problem solved...
No, I can't do that, I really can't cut healthy and blooming spikes just because I don't like the flowers. It's much better that it comes to someone who will love it both in and out of bloom which it has.