Doritis pulcherrilum ?

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skirincich

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Hello,

A couple of years ago, I purchased what I believed was a doritis cross (pulcherrima '#1' x pulcherrmia '#2') from Carter and Holmes. I have included a picture of the plant. The leaves are thick and stiff and lead me to wonder if this plant has psychosis in its background. Has anyone seen such leaves on a doritis before?

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Steve
 

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mrhappyrotter

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It does not have Psychopsis in the backgground if that's what you're asking. That would literally be impossible.

The leaves look pretty typical for this species, which by the way, is currently known as Phalaenopsis pulcherrima.
 

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The plant is outside under 70% shade cloth. My phals get the same light and are growing well without leaf discoloration. I replaced the sphagnum moss recently and the roots look good. At this point, I am trying understand what seasonal changes (light and water) will induce flowering. I have found examples online with similar leaves.
 
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FWIW - in my experience Dor./Phal. pulcherrima grows slightly drier than the typical Phal., and slightly brighter - almost 'Cattleya light'. In-situ photographs largely bear this out.

YMMV :D
 

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