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Phalaenopsis equestris

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Phal equestris 2016 01.jpg Phal equestris 2016 02.jpg Not many Phalaenopsis species can grow well in my greenhouse conditions. P. equestriis is one of them.
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautiful and so many flowers and buds. Nicely done.

    Why? I ask because I also have issues with Phal species. However, I have a P. cornu-cervi that has done well for many years. Also, a P. heiroglyphica that I have only had for less than 2 years that seems to be happy.
     
  3. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, my greenhouse is rather cold in winter. Night temperature on average 14 C, sometimes dropping to 12 C. This winter season I follower Marni's approach: especially sensitive plants were placed on heating mats. Some mats were connected to thermostat with it's sensor in test pot with bark. Two other mats were just on timer, which went on during night time for 30 minutes every hour. It made tremendous difference.
     
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  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Alexey.
     
  5. Gianna-Fl

    Gianna-Fl New Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  6. shashidhar sastry

    shashidhar sastry Active Member

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    This is really one of the beautiful species and does well in South Indian conditions, also lasts for some time!
     

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