Phal gigantea are in buds

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A few of my large Phal gigantea are in buds. Now that hot summer is behind us, plants are getting more light. I haven't been very much with watering these plants when hanging on the wall. I like the tree fern plaque to be slightly tilted so there is better water contact time. So I did a little bit rearranging. This way these plants will be happier this winter.

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Also a Phal schilleriana in spike already. It may flower in January.

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Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

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Phalaenopsis Princess Kaiulani 'Peter Lin' HCC/AOS - has 3 keiki's - I don't think there are enough roots to separate these keiki yet.

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Wow, that is glorious! I would love to visit your green house. So many big specimens, so many spikes. Your plants look very attractive mounted, with the leaves hanging down and the pendant spikes.

My gigantea's spike dried up this year, so no gigantea flowers for me, sadly.
 

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Thank you everyone. I will be sure to update when these come into bloom. They weren't getting enough light or water when I used to hang them vertically along the side of my greenhouse. They also got too cold in the winter. There is one currently with many buds have reduced to just 3 leaves. I feel that I had to do something.

When a Phal gigantea produce a few flowers, size can be as large as 6.5-7.0 cm. The largest flower I've seen is 7.5 cm. A few of my Phal gigantea bloom 2-3 times a year. When a plant produce hundreds of flowers, flower size is usually reduced. My recent awarded plant measure 6.5 cm in February but reduced to 5.5 cm when awarded later in June. It would be great to have a Phal gigantea with over 100 6.5-7.0 cm flowers.

One of my larger Phal gigantea has gotten big and heavy. I place the plastic basket into a larger wood basket - and use the 4 basket wire. Plant still tip over on one side. I knew about using chains but just never got around to it until now. If I had done this sooner, it would make watering easier.

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The 4 wire hanger is removed after I took these pictures. Although I use 3 chains, it seems that only 2 chains are needed to balance this plant.
 

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A few of my large Phal gigantea are in buds. Now that hot summer is behind us, plants are getting more light. I haven't been very much with watering these plants when hanging on the wall. I like the tree fern plaque to be slightly tilted so there is better water contact time. So I did a little bit rearranging. This way these plants will be happier this winter.

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ef37d724eebfb8dc63adc23170175ad6.jpg


7cade2c066fea484c95d52edb4343012.jpg


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Also a Phal schilleriana in spike already. It may flower in January.

aa3524f776652c7eccc1597a3a06d4f9.jpg


f41cd4c419e55d86b68a17ab0e33bd34.jpg


Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

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Phalaenopsis Princess Kaiulani 'Peter Lin' HCC/AOS - has 3 keiki's - I don't think there are enough roots to separate these keiki yet.

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I was considering purchasing one from your latest import.. the flowers are so attractive but I always hesitate because I can’t figure out where to grow a monster! I might just do it.
 

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I mount several of my Phals. on cork with a bit of sphagnum. Some grow to the mount readily; some don't. My Phals. like my cool greenhouse temps growing along side Phrags. I have several in bloom or spiking. Thank you, Mr. Lin.
 

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