Phal leaf shape
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Phal leaf shape
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 04-15-2020, 01:47 AM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 13,541

I have a few Phals that do that as well, and noticed that it seems related to the amount of light they get. In brighter light the leaves are narrower since it needs less surface area to capture the same amount of energy as a wider leaf. I non-scientifically tested this by putting a plant (a schilleriana cross) in a bright spot for 1 leaf growth and a shady spot for the next leaf. The first leaf was narrow and the second was wide. N=1, so I can't exclude other cultural factors which may have varied.

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes DirtyCoconuts liked this post
Old 04-15-2020, 08:12 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 13,857
Phal leaf shape Male

“Old timers” told me “round leaves, round flowers”, so when selecting seedlings I chose rounder ones. Is that true? Got me.
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2020, 10:33 AM
DirtyCoconuts's Avatar
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
Phal leaf shape

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 5,373
Phal leaf shape

these are weird Phal leaves from light orientation, being in a bag, being moved, and other unknown factors.

Phal leaves by J Solo, on Flickr

Phal leaves by J Solo, on Flickr

Phal leaves by J Solo, on Flickr

Phal leaves by J Solo, on Flickr

Phal leaves by J Solo, on Flickr

Phal leaves by J Solo, on Flickr
All the ways I grow are dictated by the choices I have made and the environment in which I live. Please listen and act accordingly
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet

#MoreFlowers Insta
#MoreFlowers Flickr
Reply With Quote


leaf, nice, phal, previous, shape

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phal moist leaf dropping off mayipis Pests & Diseases 13 06-03-2018 06:37 PM
Strange New Leaf on Phal boxster1990 Beginner Discussion 17 11-18-2017 07:51 PM
patented or trademarked orchids. pinkham Propagation 49 06-03-2012 06:17 PM
Light Green/Yellowish New Phal Leaf? jrodpad Beginner Discussion 4 08-23-2010 03:15 PM
Novice phal owner - rotten leaf, and crack in another leaf katfemme89 Beginner Discussion 15 01-22-2008 11:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 AM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.