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Candace

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Here's my Phal. Mambo that's blooming. I've let most of my phals go and have only kept a few since I have to grow them inside. And since I focus much more time on my g.h. plants they tend to be neglected. They don't do well in my high light g.h. I believe this is a primary hybrid and it's growing in semi hydro on 2 spikes with a 3rd spike forming.

 
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That's a fabulous Phal, looks pretty floriferous. I too am more of a fan of Phal species and primaries.
 

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That's awesome! Phal. primaries and species such as this rock, if you ask me!
I have to admit I also enjoy some of the harlequins and other imports that have been on the market over the years. I don't buy them anymore though, since so many are reported to be ridden with virus.
 

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My mom has some import (unnamed of course) that was staked really perfectly and has just wonderful form - all the sepal petals just about overlap each other on the dorsal - flat, round magenta flowers. Every time I walk by it I curse myself for not bringing it to the NH show. Course, she'll never bloom it again...we're sort of a blooming Phal. vortex here...(and she just bought a mini catt?! Krazy!)
 

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That's a wonderful plant! I haven't got very many Phals for some reason...must re-think that. Curse this forum for making me want too many orchids - where the heck am I gonna put them all? :rollhappy:
 
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Also need to give them about two weeks of nights in the low 60s.
 
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I generally don't appreciate mannii as a parent, but this is charming!

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That's awesome! Phal. primaries and species such as this rock, if you ask me!
Word!

This is a beauty, Candace. My mannii's first flower of the year opened yesterday, and I began sniffing it this morning, but no way am I posting a photo of mine after this! It definitely has that "best of both parents" look about it. (The only reason I've started sticking to species is I have to limit myself somehow.)
 

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Candace,

I agree with everyone! This is one great mannii! And a great pic! Would you mind if I linked this page to a post in Peter Lin's Phal forum? They really would love to see this and probably do not venture to this site very often... although they should :).
 

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Suss, you can link to this or copy the photo to your desktop and then submit to the phal forum. Whatever is easiest for you.

Thanks for all the comments.
 
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It's not as though I'm hardline about it. There are primaries and second generation parvi hybrids I can't resist, but I'm interested in growing (as opposed to admiring) a relatively small number of genera so it helps a little!
Oh! I'm glad I stumbled into this thread again! I was been rhetorical, really!

Personally, I have a soft spot for primaries....
 

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