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Forum: Hybrids 04-17-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,167
Posted By aliceinwl
Mini Mark is cloned, it just doesnít seem to be...

Mini Mark is cloned, it just doesnít seem to be imported into the United States regularly or in numbers. Novelty type Phals in general donít seem to make it into retail stores here. At most United...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-09-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By aliceinwl
In general it looks to be in good shape. In...

In general it looks to be in good shape. In general this is what works for mine:
Consistent watering, as soon as the roots start to turn silver, water; extended periods of total dryness can really...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-09-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve produced a lot of keikis this way, but all...

Iíve produced a lot of keikis this way, but all of mine died before they formed roots. I put my cut stems in glasses of water. Iím wondering if I would have had more success with moss.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-05-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By aliceinwl
Personally, I like bark for my Phalaenopsis but...

Personally, I like bark for my Phalaenopsis but that is not the only option. Best media choice depends on growing conditions, your watering habits, etc. In general if growing at room temperatures...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-03-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree it looks pretty happy and my Phalaenopsis...

I agree it looks pretty happy and my Phalaenopsis often have the upper portions of exposed roots become black or brown spotted with age. Since itís in a clear pot, a good rule of thiumb is to water...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-03-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By aliceinwl
I canít say for certain, but it could be stem...

I canít say for certain, but it could be stem rot. Your temperature and watering regime sound fine. When Iíve had a bunch of leaves drop in quick succession thereís usually some type of infection and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-31-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By aliceinwl
Water whenever the roots start to look silver in...

Water whenever the roots start to look silver in the pot or the bark you can see through the sides of the pot starts to look dry.

Also, look at increasing the light level. Phalaenopsis like bright...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-30-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By aliceinwl
I think your Phalaenopsis probably jettisoned its...

I think your Phalaenopsis probably jettisoned its lower leaves to conserve water because it lacked the root system to support them. I donít see any sign of rot. Switching from a very wet media like...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-30-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíd give it another overnight soak in Kelpmax...

Iíd give it another overnight soak in Kelpmax (you can soak the whole pot and drain it out in the morning). Make sure itís submerged and potted to the base of the leaves / spikes. There may or may...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-30-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By aliceinwl
My Phalaenopsis with terminal spikes have not...

My Phalaenopsis with terminal spikes have not missed a beat. Instead of initiating a new leaf from the top, they initiate a side growth (or two). If theyíre in good shape, they will even initiate a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-30-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree, even if the roots are really ugly: black...

I agree, even if the roots are really ugly: black spots, mushy sections, etc. do not cut them. Unless itís mushy all the way to the tip, the root is very functional. When in doubt, itís always safer...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-21-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By aliceinwl
The picture is not displaying. If it is a complex...

The picture is not displaying. If it is a complex hybrid Phalaenopsis (the ones carried at most box stores) and youíre gentle, these can be repotted even while in bloom with minimal risk of flower...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-20-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By aliceinwl
Iíve stayed away from Phal. belina because Iím...

Iíve stayed away from Phal. belina because Iím not sure I can keep it happy but I do have a couple hybrids with a lot of Phal. belina in their background. Iíve found putting them in an outer pot in a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-19-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,023
Posted By aliceinwl
In addition to an airier external pot, after...

In addition to an airier external pot, after watering check for accumulated water the following day and dump any excess water. Most Phalaenopsis grown on the cool side (low 70s degrees Fahrenheit)...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By aliceinwl
Thereís no one size fits all: 1st looks like...

Thereís no one size fits all:

1st looks like a Cattleya type (could be wrong): they like open fast drying media. I have the best luck with coarse bark that dries fast (within a day or two) so that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-17-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By aliceinwl
It looks like it may be a bit on the dry side,...

It looks like it may be a bit on the dry side, when roots get that gray look up against the sides of the pot itís time to water, but since itís in moss you want to water lightly and not soak it and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-16-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree: normal pigment and nothing to worry...

I agree: normal pigment and nothing to worry about :-)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-15-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By aliceinwl
I had heard D. kingianum bloomed better if kept...

I had heard D. kingianum bloomed better if kept drier over the winter so the year before last I did. My plant did the exact same thing. Although otherwise looking healthy, the buds browned and...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-15-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By aliceinwl
I havenít had issues with mealy bugs hiding out...

I havenít had issues with mealy bugs hiding out in roots when Iíve repotted. If itís a concern, I think soaking in water with a bit of dish soap to cut the surface tension for a few hours would work.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-13-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By aliceinwl
I agree they should recover fine. I have a few...

I agree they should recover fine. I have a few that I purchased in a similar state. The first leaves produced in my care were wonky too, but once the root systems fully recovered subsequent leaves...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-13-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By aliceinwl
Keeping or dropping flowers may depend on the...

Keeping or dropping flowers may depend on the genetics of the particular plant and overall health. Since my plants were newly acquired and not in peak condition, they may have been more predisposed...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-12-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By aliceinwl
Not much to contribute, but I pollinated some...

Not much to contribute, but I pollinated some newly purchased box store Phalaenopsis (not all in great condition) and they produced pods. I didnít make a serious effort to grow out any of the seeds....
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-12-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,169
Posted By aliceinwl
I donít use hydrogen peroxide as a general spray...

I donít use hydrogen peroxide as a general spray (I have surgically applied it to the crowns of plants with crown rot issues). To make it ďsafeĒ for general application, the recommendation is to add...
Forum: Hybrids 03-12-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By aliceinwl
Very nice! My Phalaenopsis grow lots of roots. I...

Very nice! My Phalaenopsis grow lots of roots. I usually only see the air roots, but when I go to do a repot, the pots are packed with new roots too.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-11-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By aliceinwl
Often if Phalaenopsis have poor roots to begin...

Often if Phalaenopsis have poor roots to begin with they wonít survive long after repotting, but if the plant is happy theyíre usually replaced by new roots as they die.

Misting at cool...
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