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cnycharles

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this plant is flowering for the second time for me, i think. i also believe i got this one from dwayne lowder at dowery orchids in virginia. he has excellent phal and a few other species. this plant should have a lot more than two flowers, but it can take quite bright light and needs some more (including more fertilizer). i have it potted in a clear aircone-ish pot in aliflor. i read that it likes to have heavy water and sharp drainage, so i guessed that it would like non-S/H pellet culture and it has worked well. phal floresensis likes this treatment as well.



i tried pollinating one flower with phal maculata pollen (it failed) which I think would have been a great hybrid, and tried the other with phal braceana pollen (it is growing :D ). think this would be a great hybrid as well!

can't remember if it has a fragrance....
 
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cnycharles

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I'm using aliflor, but it's in an aircone pot with no water reservoir. it might do well with s/h, but since I had read that it liked to drain sharply didn't think at the time that it would appreciate it very much. I have two psychopsis that are also in aliflor/aircone pots and they seem to like it quite a bit as well
 

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Interesting. Thanks. I'm growing my Phals in diatomite, like you are in alifor. They seem to love it. I've had no root problems with any of my Phals since switching to diatomite.
 
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Love the color!! Thanks for sharing (and ultimately, enabling)! :D:p
 
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