Phal equestris var coerulea

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1st flowering under my care… loving the lip
 

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1st flowering under my care… loving the lip
It’s beautiful and one of my favorites…I’ve tried it many times and they always, always die. Other Phalaenopsis I keep for many years, decades. Any advice? I’ve tried it in sphagnum moss and bark, mounted, different light levels. It’s such a sweet plant and I can’t believe how badly I do with it.
 

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It’s beautiful and one of my favorites…I’ve tried it many times and they always, always die. Other Phalaenopsis I keep for many years, decades. Any advice? I’ve tried it in sphagnum moss and bark, mounted, different light levels. It’s such a sweet plant and I can’t believe how badly I do with it.
How is your growing environment? I have my eq. for nearly 10 years, which I grow in the kitchen that is quite hot, esp. in the summer. My experience is that it loves morning sun (I grow mine at the south-facing windowsill of the kitchen). Also it likes its roots to dry quickly after each watering, so I mix quite a lot of chacoal chips in the media (like a half, the rest are growstones and a bit of bark chips). I water it every morning as my location is hot and my home is quite windy. It is quite happy as the roots can tell by growing non-stop.
 

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It’s beautiful and one of my favorites…I’ve tried it many times and they always, always die. Other Phalaenopsis I keep for many years, decades. Any advice? I’ve tried it in sphagnum moss and bark, mounted, different light levels. It’s such a sweet plant and I can’t believe how badly I do with it.

In the tropics here, I grow mine in scoria - 5 to 8 mm diameter scoria pieces. I dump most of the water into the outskirts (toward the outer rim) of my opaque and good drainage pot, and this orchid gets fairly bright light, and no direct sunlight. I just provide relatively weak fertiliser and relatively weak mag-cal once a month. And the only thing I have to watch out for here ----- are spider mites.
 
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How is your growing environment? I have my eq. for nearly 10 years, which I grow in the kitchen that is quite hot, esp. in the summer. My experience is that it loves morning sun (I grow mine at the south-facing windowsill of the kitchen). Also it likes its roots to dry quickly after each watering, so I mix quite a lot of chacoal chips in the media (like a half, the rest are growstones and a bit of bark chips). I water it every morning as my location is hot and my home is quite windy. It is quite happy as the roots can tell by growing non-stop.
Wow. You are really great with it. Maybe mine get too cold in winter? I don’t know. I grow so many species just fine, including several Phalaenopsis, Sedeira, Vanda. It’s something specific to this group I think, that I’m doing front. Oh well, I enjoy yours! Thank you.
 
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In the tropics here, I grow mine in scoria - 5 to 8 mm diameter scoria pieces. I dump most of the water into the outskirts (toward the outer rim) of my opaque and good drainage pot, and this orchid gets fairly bright light, and no direct sunlight. I just provide relatively weak fertiliser and relatively weak mag-cal once a month. And the only thing I have to watch out for here ----- are spider mites.

Ha well Chicago is tropical for several months….but then it’s…very not! I’ll probably try this little brat again. Thank you!
 

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