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Old 08-14-2016, 08:08 AM
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Hi there! I ended up joining because coming September I want to make my first online purchase, and wanted to ask for previews experiences with the seller.

But I saw a ton of good posts and a good place to share and get advice from, so I decided to join.

I just recently started with the orchid thing but boy, I am truly obssesed.

I am originally from Andalusia in the South, with a very unforgiving climate, but when I moved to the Balearic Islands I purchased a couple of phals because here the climate is very mild with medium high humidity so I felt comfortable spending the money.

And after that I just got hooked up, got 11 orchids so far. And now I'm really into getting fragrant species, I just love the complexity and variability they have. So far I got an Oncidopsis Bartley Swarz, a Burrageara Nelly Isler and I got lucky with a fragrant phal hybrid with a sunset pattern.

Sorry if this was too long xD Happy growing, and may your flowers be everlasting :3
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:00 AM
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Hola vecino!
Welcome, this is the right place to be.
When you reach 5 posts you're allowed to post photos... I'm curious about that sunset pattern phal.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:30 PM
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Welcome! I understand about unforgiving climate.
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Welcome to the board. You will soon have many more orchids.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:16 AM
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Hola vecino!
Welcome, this is the right place to be.
When you reach 5 posts you're allowed to post photos... I'm curious about that sunset pattern phal.
It's yellow and orange making like a golden colour with background and darker spots and the lip is pink and orange intertwined. The petals reminds me of a pattern a vanda would have. When I can post pictures I'll show you, but it's nothing too fancy.

Edit: if you google "phalaenopsis sunset" the first image you get is the hybrid I got. Each flower is a bit different tho in the intensity of each color, wich is a bonus for me

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Old 08-15-2016, 10:31 AM
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if you google "phalaenopsis sunset" the first image you get is the hybrid I got.
I've seen some of these for sale but without any ID, just "phalaenopsis".
What kind of orchids do you find for sale in Palma? Is there any specialized place?
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:38 AM
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I've seen some of these for sale but without any ID, just "phalaenopsis".
What kind of orchids do you find for sale in Palma? Is there any specialized place?
I noticed it was a pattern I had never seen before, and I also noticed that the leaves were a lot more compact, closer to the species. So like always (I smell every orchid trying to find unexpected fragrant ones xD) I smelled it and it was mildy fragrant, the stick your nose in kind. It smells like white flores.

A few weeks ago there was an epic sale on Aldi, 6 euros each decorative pot included, and there were oncidium hybrids and even the Nelly Isler.
So I try to look the aldi and lidl catalogues just in case. Aside from that here there is a "Fronda", called here Magatzem Vert, thats like a hyper market just of plants.

It's kinda expensive, specially for vandas, but they have a TON of phals hybrids and some others that come and go, like oncidium, dendrobiums and their hybrids, vandas and now for example they have cymbidiums. So I go there every 2 weeks or so just to see if they have something new I want.

Muito obrigado :P
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If you like fragrant Phals, try Phal. bellina.
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