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Just as the title suggests, I think a phal sharing thread is in order. I have recently filled up my only phal shelf, so I can't buy any more for the forseeable future. I grow violacea (sumatra, alba and coerulea), bellina and equestris. I have a few blue phals of different crosses, but none have bloomed yet. I think violacea just edges out equestris as my favorite phal species, so I will post a photo of the violacea v. alba that bloomed for me a while back. I also have a violacea v. mentawai blooming soon so I will post photos then.



So post your favorite or favorites. I wanna see pallens, amboinensis, pulchra or maybe your favorite hybrid. Let's see them!
 

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Favorite species is probably gigantea, and it is the grandparent of all the Harlequin hybrids, so it gets some bonus points too.

My gigantea is still a baby, miniturea if you will, but here's one I look forward to seeing every year at the Columus Show:


And probably my favorite Harlequin hybrid, Phal. Bright Peacock


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Is gigantea pretty stout? Every time I see one, I worry the weight of the plant is going to break the stem.

Definitely one for the greenhouse grower I would think.
 
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Phal bellina is definitely my favorite. violacea would be second. I like celebensis, stuartiana and schilleriana for their leaves.
 
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Phal minus is my favorite, although I don't have one. (well, ok, I might have a seedling somehwere.)

This is a pic of Al's (of Leesburg) plant:

 
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You know, I have never seen that one Ki. I must look up the details. It's not one of the notoriously difficult phals is it?
 
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hey, you may have saved a tub of seedlings by starting this thread. My minus seedling is still intact - albeit in crunchy sphag.... (I got it from Oak Hill, btw.) Al was growing his in a basket with all the other phals - he claimed to treat all his phals the same. It's a mini - the one in that photo was in a 3" basket, if I remember right.
 
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if it weren't for Al's Greenhouse, I wouldn't have any interest in phals...... I think they really do so much better mounted in a greenhouse, I only attempt a few at home. Here are a couple of favorite primaries, also from Al's ;) Clicking should take you to a slightly bigger pic.

Musick Sweetheart which is (honghenensis x gibbosa)



and Dtps. Kenneth Schubert 'Zumita' (violacea x pulcherimma):




Speaking of primaries, he had a stunning equestris x stobartiana.... No pic, so you'll have to imagine it.
 

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my favorite as of the moment would be phal schilleriana. because its the only one i've gotten to bloom so far. I love the folliage and absolutley love the fragrance :drool: .

from pictures. i would have to say phal. violacea alba, and phal javanica, phal. appendicullata.

I don't have an appendicullate though. I've been searching around for one that dont cost too much. I've only found one place that sells and its for $55 i think. thats a no go for me. If anyone sees any on their searches please do tell thanks :)
 

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My favorite species is Phal heiroglyphica. I've always liked Phal Hilo Lip as well. I don't have any phals yet, but I'm sure I'll pick up a few eventually.
 
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About a third of my 'chids are slippers, and about half are Phals.

Heather, a couple of months ago, I finally splurged and got the tetraspis - the one that has white petals and red petals. So far, it looks happy and is putting out a new leaf. The grower said the plants that were more yellow-green bloomed last time around, and I've got one of those.

Keeping my fingers crossed for this beauty - Whitecat8
 

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PHRAG said:
You know, I have never seen that one Ki. I must look up the details. It's not one of the notoriously difficult phals is it?
I guess you missed my post on 8/5/06 for Phal minus and Phal pulchra.:poke:

minus is one of my favorites, but so is gigantea. Maybe its just the extremes??
 
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Actually Rick, I didn't. I have been wanting a pulchra for a while now, and I remember drooling over that one when I saw it. So I only ignored half of the post. :)

Going back to look now.
 

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I'm still kicking myself for not buying a blooming pulchra from Hoosier Orchids at the last Mid America. I'm also a HUGE fan of the tetraspis C#1...I better stop looking at pics of phals, I've got enough money traps growing already.

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A pulchra and tetraspis are on my list to buy from Big Leaf in a week or two. Do it Jon, you know you wanna.
 
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