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Phalaenopsis lobbii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, May 7, 2015.

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  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Still young plant. Hope it will grow more during this summer.

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    Oops. Typo in the name: it should be "lobbii". Kelly, would you be able to correct it? Thanks!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Done.

    Nice one Alexey. Does this grow on the warm side?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    In summer it was at warm to intermediate temperatures. Winter nights - up to 10 C, occasionally 8C.

    Thanks again for typo correction!
     
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    Very nice, Alexey! Interesting mount. I guess you made this? I thought that mine would flower this year, but it doesn't seem to flower. I wonder if my winter isn't cold enough. Do you reduce watering in the winter quite a bit?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Naoki, I have found that many of my mounted plants required more moisture than I can give them on a classical mount. That is why Phal. lobbii and some other species are mounted with an additional layer of sfagnum moss, retaining moisture.
    Yes, I rduced watering for this plant in winter; however, no one of my orchids experienced real harsh winter rest with plant desiccation.
    As a suggestion: if it is hard for you to provide could witer rest - go with Phal parishii. It needs dry and at the same time rather warm winter rest.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    I like your mount. Is it sort of like a slat basket? In the sense of gaps so moss can be squeezed in between the wood.