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Old 11-21-2011, 04:05 PM
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Update on my orchids.....

It took me a while. I had some fits and starts, but I finally found something that works for me. I use Jack's Classic Orchid Special 30-10-10 at about a 1/4 heaping teaspoon per gallon of tap water that I use 1/2 teaspoon of phDown in. I let the reservoir and the sides of the pot get totally dry before rewatering. I also have all of the rest of my orchids in the Luwasa pots with this same fertilizer mix and they are doing great as well, but this specimen is just thriving!!

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Here is a closeup of the bloom spike emerging!!!

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:15 PM
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What's the name of your orchid.
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This one is a NOID I purchased for half price at a local garden supply that has absolutely beeeeeautiful plants. It will be a lovely shade of bright yellow when it is in bloom.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:38 PM
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Woweee! That is one huge phal. Nice job.
Please post photos when that spike opens up....love those yellow phals.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:57 PM
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Now that is glorious. I don't do so well with Phals, but I really like the yellow ones. You don't see as many of those.
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Thank you!

There was a learning curve I had to go through with the humidity in my area and frequency of watering, but I love Ray's S/H pots and I do plan on ordering some more pots and purchasing some more plants in the future.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:09 PM
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I understand the principal and procedures of s/h, just never tried it since I've been growing in bark for fifteen years. Not that I'm opposed to change, I'm just comfortable with bark. I've been wanting to try s/h, and if I ever decide to try another Phal, I'll probably give it a go. Excuse to get another plant? I think so!
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:06 PM
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Wow, that plant looks great!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:17 PM
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Wow! That looks great!!
Look at all those healthy crazy roots !!!!
Nice size spike growing there too
Don't forget to post pic when it blooms !!
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I will post photos when it blooms....trust me! I can hardly wait!!!
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Can you tell me where to purchase the PH down and how do I know if I need it?
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PH down can be purchased at stores (or websites) that carry aquarium supplies.
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I have also never used PH down. Does this make the tap water more friendly for orchids?
And yes, that phal is beautiful, great job. (And so jealous you can grow outside year round)!
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Is that your indoor temp 88 ? I would think not but just checking
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I rarely feed my phals but they are constantly in bloom. I must be doing hing right though? Hehe. Mine was a dyed one that I bought in the supermarket. That means I have 2 white ones so I might take it into work so I can get another colour
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Great looking roots
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