Phal. schilleriana sulking

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

masaccio

ST Supporter
ST Supporter
Joined
Jan 16, 2019
Messages
403
Reaction score
176
I think I remember that these can sulk for a long time. I wonder what the record is. I've had one that's been surviving and growing roots since 2015 with one small 3" healthy leaf. I remember because that's when I moved from NYC up to my house and I rescued it from extremely substandard growing conditions where I was temporarily staying in a friend's city apartment. At that point I think it did have one older leaf that eventually yellowed and died. That left the one remaining leaf, which has held strong for years. I suspected that water had gotten into the center and killed the growth bud but it didn't actually look as if that had happened. I really was going to throw it out this year, my hope and patience having become severely diminished. I've had the plant since 2005 when a friend bought it for me at the NYOS while it was still at Rock Center. It has lovely light-textured flowers and wonderful fragrance and bloomed on big tree-like but somewhat limp spikes. I'm so excited that I found a new leaf starting yesterday.
 

abax

ST Supporter
ST Supporter
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
11,821
Reaction score
467
Location
Kentucky zone 6B
Stick with it masaccio. That plant deserves a little love. You may have the "sulking
award" and congratulations on the new leaf.
 

DrLeslieEe

Collector of new, rare and albino paph species
ST Supporter
Joined
Feb 1, 2019
Messages
3,463
Reaction score
2,799
Location
TORONTO CANADA
Mine was growing so well with 7 huge leaves but then sudden lost 4 of them. I panicked and moved it warner nights. Slowly recovering. Will problaby repot into NZ moss. What is yours sulking in?
 

Latest posts

Top