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Old 10-21-2021, 04:05 PM
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i think she didnít like the new pot because i put too much sphagnum. moved back, a while back, to previous pot with nearly (new medium) zero sphagnum. AND examined and trimmed some roots when i did. that was important, not too bad, but needed. crown remained quite healthy at the time. sheís a fighter! :twocents:

also, i was experimenting with a new light. one leaf tip (tiny bit) got burntÖ it was too close. i guess that kinda tells me it was powerful enough.

but the new light itself was too white for me. these daylight GE HD bulbs are slightly yellow with a comparison side by side. so i got another fixture and same bulb, two.

i think probably the one was enough ó it certainly worked quite before. but with two i feel i can use a bit more height AND guide where the spike grows better. ;)

lastly, while doing all that a few months or so back, phal started to shed a lower leaf. at first i thought, :( OH NO WHATís HAPPENING! she shed 2 or 2 more than year ago, closer to when/ after i girst got it ó 2+ yrs ago.
come to figure out:
if new roots are coming out on top of leaf being shed, thst means itís OK. thst some phals like to shed lower leaf or 2 or even 3. so, she shed one and i eventually cut it off myself. :biggrin:
then, soon following was lower leaf other side starting to be shedÖ NOW iíve decided she apparently likes it and wants completely shed it herself. :D:bowing ok.
and finally, again the lower leaf on the other side began to shed number 3.
she had 7 leaves!!!
when sheís done there be 4. :blushing::D

all quite well. but next time how about some sphagnum please? water every 3-4 days. feed every other time, mostly.

sorry for blurry pic, wasnít blurry when i uploaded. :( try here: Shared album - Ted Rogers (ichi) - Google Photos <ó shared pic, not album. :lol:

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i think you need more plants, cause thatís a lotta energy for just that one phal! looks good tho! and itíll look even better when it sheds that bottom leaf, hahaha
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i think you need more plants, cause thatís a lotta energy for just that one phal! looks good tho! and itíll look even better when it sheds that bottom leaf, hahaha




hey, it took us a LONG time to make that beautiful yellow leaf. weíre building the opposite one now, one of itís original either first or second leafs.

i might guess it was about or nearing 4 yo.
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weeeelllll, one leaf was ready to drop so i took it off.

the opposite lower leaf was almost completely yellow, I was gonna leave it but it just kind of fell and came right off even though it had a little green in it.

Then I noticed it was unstable, like it didnít have a bunch of roots holding it in very well or something like it would very easily fall out.

so I began to check that out. And seeing how easily it would just come right out of the pot. I decided I better repot and check the roots again.

Here are some pictures of what I found I sprayed a diluted solution of 3% peroxide not much dried it off well let it sit for a few minutes and then I repotted it and did not water it.

I hope things go well, but I have one question :
looking at the pictures should I have cut off some of that lower core? I still do that if itís important.

oh, i had to put a stake to help support the whole plant.

thanks!

uh-oh photos wonít upload, PLEASE look here:
roots/core - Google Photos



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