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Phalaenopsis wilsonii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, May 31, 2016.

  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Phal wilsonii 2016 02.jpg Miniature species with rather big flower and recommended pronounced winter rest. My plant last winter had just slightly dry rest.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    jai Orchid addict

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    Very interesting mounting.
     
  4. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is my modification of "Sandwich" mount: layer of sphagnum moss between front and back layers of cider shingles keeps some moisture without being too wet. In GH environment that allows to water only ~ twice per week in summer and once per 10 days in winter without signs of plant desiccation. "Watering" in summer means submersing in water for 5 minutes.

    BTW: that plant is a first time blooming seedling.
     
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    I might try that on one of my plants. Are cedar shingles easy to obtain/cheap? I never really looked into them.
     
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  6. Alexey

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    Jai, roofing department of Home Depot sells it in packs. Perhaps, it can appear to be costly to buy whole pile for just few mounts. You can try to substitute it with any other type of wood planks. Wood shall be rather resistant to root and planks shall be thin enough to prevent moss layer to stay soggy wet. My pilot projects were made of back spindles of an old patio teak wood chair.
     
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    Very cute little flower!