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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By labyrinth1959
Seemingly stagnate Phal question

I have several Phals all are doing very well except for one which seems to have gone stagnate with respect to new leaf growth. It presently has a very nice yellow flowering, but it has not put out a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal with limp leaves

Six months ago I repotted 4 phals about 2 weeks after they finished with a bloom cycle. They looked good for two months and three of them are in bloom. However all but their latest leaves seem limp...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-06-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By labyrinth1959
How is growing a Cattleya different from a Phal

I feel like I have finally mastered growing Phals and now I am wondering how different it is to grow Cattleyas. I would appreciate some perspectives on the differences between growing the two types.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By labyrinth1959
Thanks to everyone that replied to my post. The...

Thanks to everyone that replied to my post. The edema seems like a logical answer. I have a tendency to let the orchids get quite dry and then soak them thoroughly for about 5 minutes. The pots...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-22-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By labyrinth1959
My Phal has Pimples

Just discovered black pimples on the underside of one of my Phals leaves. What is it?...disease? What should I do with it?... Isolate it from the others, remove the leaf, throw it out?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-12-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By labyrinth1959
Peculiar Phalaenopsis Bloom

I have a large Phalaenopsis that put up a flower spike 3 months ago. It produced about 6 flowers on an 18" spike. Then the spike continued to grow while all of the flowers gradually died in about 3...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal Re-pot decision

My question is simple. How do you decide when it is time to re pot a Phal? I have four Phals, two are blooming, two are not. Two of them have never bloomed which has me very confused as to why not...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By labyrinth1959
Optimist, thanks for the reply. The Phal is...

Optimist, thanks for the reply.
The Phal is currently potted in a clear pot with slots on the side. I do see a few roots on the bottom but they appear to be dead. none are visible on the sides...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-08-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal Re-potting with possible root problem

I have a Phal that was re-potted a year and a half ago. It is quite large and just completed 6 months of blooming. I am wondering if I should re-pot it again. My concern is that I may have put it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phals and moisture levels

Do some Phals require more moisture to thrive than others? I have a miniature that is stuck in its growth. There has been no change in its growth in well over a year while my others are doing very...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal spikes, root or flower stem

I have several Phals that are suddenly showing new spikes coming out of the main leaf stalk above the potting medium. Is there any way to know at an early stage if these are new roots or new flower...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-03-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By labyrinth1959
Spider webs on my Phal

Upon looking closer this morning, I also notice a lot of tiny white specs on the leaves. These seem to be clustered mostly near the base of the leaves. This looks like dandruff. I haven't used a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-02-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By labyrinth1959
Discovered Fine Spider like Webs on my Phal

Just discovered fine webs on my Phals. These are like spider webs but so fine that I did not notice them until there was sun light shinning on them. I am assuming this means there are mites on the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-10-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By labyrinth1959
Fertilizer for Phal

I have three different fertilizers for my Phals because I thought it wouldn't hurt to have a variety. I bought them after looking at the differences in the NPK content and didn't pay much attention...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-10-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal with sudden changes

I took your advice and repotted the Phal to a slightly smaller clear plastic pot with lots of side and bottom venting. The roots looked quite good although a few looked to me like they might be...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-09-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By labyrinth1959
Need advice for Phal with sudden changes

I have a Phal which appears to be doing very well. It just finished a bloom cycle from an old flower spike. What has me concerned is that the blooms all fell off in a matter of 3 or 4 days and now...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By labyrinth1959
Controlling the Phal flower spike

Assuming a Phal has started a new flower spike, where is it most likely to start and how do you train it to grow straight upwards?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-07-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal Temperature Resistance

I am wondering what is the lowest temperature Phals can easily handle for an extended period.

A second related question is how to stimulate a Phal to produce a blooming spike.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-09-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By labyrinth1959
Do the miniature Phals need a different potting...

Do the miniature Phals need a different potting medium or care than regular Phals?

I'm not that concerned about it flowering as I am that it didn't seem to be maturing and began to wonder if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-08-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By labyrinth1959
Miniature Phals?

Is there miniature class of Phals? I ask because I have one that has put out three new leaves in the last two years and none of the leaves are longer than 3-4 inches. It appears healthy otherwise...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By labyrinth1959
Should I remove the leaves?

I have a Phalaenopsis that went through quite a struggle to survive but now appears to be making a comeback. It has two older leaves and three relatively new ones that are healthy and shiny and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-03-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By labyrinth1959
Orchid Pots for Phals

I want to get some new pots for repotting my phals. I'm leaning toward the clear plastic pots because I would like to be able to see the root growth. I have some questions for the experienced...
Forum: Propagation 05-03-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,754
Posted By labyrinth1959
Phal Propagation Question

I recently read an article that suggested that a new Phal could be propagated by a certain treatment on a flower stem section. I'm quite curious about this. Can this actually be done and if so how...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-14-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By labyrinth1959
Do you have a specific recommendation for a Kelp...

Do you have a specific recommendation for a Kelp product? I do have one that I use every other watering.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-14-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By labyrinth1959
I live in Minnesota. Do you screen the sun...

I live in Minnesota.

Do you screen the sun at all with shear curtains? I have been tempted to put in an east window with shears but haven't done that.
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