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Old 09-18-2021, 06:29 PM
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I've read the same article KSci has about foliar feeding of seedlings and differing vigor among strains. I think it's the Peter Lin article I mentioned, which I could not find on his Web site, but found at archive.org. Peter certainly knows more about Phals than I do.

I looked and found the article I read here: Travaldo's blog: Grow and care Phalaenopsis gigantea orchid - The Gigantic Phalaenopsis
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does anyone else feel like reading these care guides is like going to webmd? i swear to the powers that be.

our plants are all gonna die without fish fertalizer!!! just a joke, not trying to start another fertalizer fight. but really....

and that’s probly the 10th time ive read that exact care guide for our new gigantea, and it just feels like doom
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The last time the archive.org bot found Peter Lin's article was February 15 2018. It was originally published in the International Phalaenopsis Alliance journal, winter 2003:

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that care guide says, keep it moist all year, rots very easily and has to dry out to prevent rotting.

Great advice, so clear for any newbie to understand
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that care guide says, keep it moist all year, rots very easily and has to dry out to prevent rotting.

Great advice, so clear for any newbie to understand
hahah, well travaldos is always a first stop when researching, but only because their google clout seems high. but that peter lin article i found quite interesting. especially the breeding stuff.

admittedly towards the end it was sounding more like a chapter out of the old testement, gigantea this begat gigantea that, begat a spate of bastard offspring which took over the earth. but still, really great info and bookmarked for future reference when i may care more about lineages
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that care guide says, keep it moist all year, rots very easily and has to dry out to prevent rotting.

Great advice, so clear for any newbie to understand
Actually... this is pretty much what it seems to need! It really loves moisture, but has to dry out fast to prevent rotting, something which I think I finally managed to achieve with my potting method. No it's not very clear advice for a newbie, but then again this is clearly not an orchid that should be advised to a newbie.

Here's an example of how well the "stay moist but dry out" approach is working. There is only 17 days difference between the 2 photos, and I've never seen such rapid root growth before. The high humidity in the pot could certainly be contributing to the growth as well.

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@shadeflower every time I have to look into a culture sheet and they insist that should dry, but should be wet and humid but not too wet, bla bla; I just can't handle it and end up doing the opposite...hahahaha




And, Yes Giganteas are very slow----- however, I have a, naughty one that is going faster than the rest!

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well it took a quick minute, but we finally got our seedling order from roelke, now ecuagenera. including the gigantea x sogo white! hoping at least a couple of these guys make it, but we are still new to the seedling game and, of course, giganteas. but now that’s 3 different types, with a species and 2 hybrids. i hate you, orchidboard....
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hey giant phal people,

since i got the cam app opened to satisfy mr. f’s insatiable curiosity i snapped a pic of the spike on the gigantea x gelb canary. just of interest to me and possibly others in how fast the spike is developing. this was the plant from a question post a couple weeks ago, and it’s startin to set bud, which is exciting and super fast! not getting too high hopes for the first flowering, but also very excited to see what they may look like. just a point about hybrid vigor i suppose when compared to the slow growing of species gigantea
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