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Phal Orchid Plant

Phalaenopsis Phal Dragon Tree Eagle hybrid In Flower WITH TWO SPIKES
Phalaenopsis Phal Dragon Tree Eagle hybrid In Flower WITH TWO SPIKES
$37.00
Time Remaining: 10h 7m
Phal. Tiny  TW-2038  In spike
Phal. Tiny TW-2038 In spike
$12.00
Time Remaining: 10h 19m
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Phal. K S Mini Tris TW-3073 P
Phal. K S Mini Tris TW-3073 P
$20.00
Time Remaining: 10h 55m
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Phal Cornu-cervi ('Jungle x '#2') x 'Yellow'  - 1 SPIKE - #469
Phal Cornu-cervi ('Jungle x '#2') x 'Yellow' - 1 SPIKE - #469
$34.99
Time Remaining: 11h 21m
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Large Phalaenopsis Picotee Big Phal Orchid Bare Root
Large Phalaenopsis Picotee Big Phal Orchid Bare Root
$27.00
Time Remaining: 13h 47m
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Large Phalaenopsis Sweet Memory LIODORO Fragrant Phal Bare Root
Large Phalaenopsis Sweet Memory LIODORO Fragrant Phal Bare Root
$85.00
Time Remaining: 14h 55m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. aphrodite 'DaWu Mountain' X equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
Phalaenopsis Phal. aphrodite 'DaWu Mountain' X equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 45m
Phalaenopsis Phal. aphrodite 'DaWu Mountain' X equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
Phalaenopsis Phal. aphrodite 'DaWu Mountain' X equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 45m
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IN SPIKE Very Fragrant Phalaenopsis Schilleriana 'T.K.P.' Mottled Leaves Phal 3
IN SPIKE Very Fragrant Phalaenopsis Schilleriana 'T.K.P.' Mottled Leaves Phal 3"
$55.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 19m
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Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid Slightly Fragrant Colorful Phal No Name Tag 2
Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid Slightly Fragrant Colorful Phal No Name Tag 2" pot
$15.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 21m
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Large Phalaenopsis In Spike Lost Tag Bare Root Phal
Large Phalaenopsis In Spike Lost Tag Bare Root Phal
$11.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 21m
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Super Dark Burgundy Flowers Mini Phalaenopsis Phal Orchid
Super Dark Burgundy Flowers Mini Phalaenopsis Phal Orchid
$10.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 22m
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C889 Phal (cornu-cervi 'Jungle' x sib '#2')x cornu-cervi..4 Orchid Compot 3
C889 Phal (cornu-cervi 'Jungle' x sib '#2')x cornu-cervi..4 Orchid Compot 3" Pot
$19.95
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 16m
D  SELECT Phal equestris cyanochilus Phalaenopsis TOSHI SPECIES Orchid
D SELECT Phal equestris cyanochilus Phalaenopsis TOSHI SPECIES Orchid
$49.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 29m
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D SUPER SALE!@@! Last One?Phal Angdi Kolopaking x sib Phalaenopsis  Orchid
D SUPER SALE!@@! Last One?Phal Angdi Kolopaking x sib Phalaenopsis Orchid
$5.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 48m
BIN-Phal. Cornu-cervi 'Red Damlong' In Demand! Limited stock! Collector's item
BIN-Phal. Cornu-cervi 'Red Damlong' In Demand! Limited stock! Collector's item
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 26m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. schilleriana 'Dark #1' X aphrodite (from The Philippines)
Phalaenopsis Phal. schilleriana 'Dark #1' X aphrodite (from The Philippines)
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 4m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. sanderiana (dark) X Phal. Cassandra
Phalaenopsis Phal. sanderiana (dark) X Phal. Cassandra
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 8m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. Sleeping Giant X Phal. sanderiana (dark)
Phalaenopsis Phal. Sleeping Giant X Phal. sanderiana (dark)
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 11m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. sanderiana (dark) X Phal. equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
Phalaenopsis Phal. sanderiana (dark) X Phal. equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 15m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. Cesario Gene Tobia X Phal.  Hannover Passion 'Ching Ruey'
Phalaenopsis Phal. Cesario Gene Tobia X Phal. Hannover Passion 'Ching Ruey'
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 20m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. aphrodite X Phal. aphrodite
Phalaenopsis Phal. aphrodite X Phal. aphrodite
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 26m
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Compact Phal. Liu's Fantasy Orchid Nice In Spike
Compact Phal. Liu's Fantasy Orchid Nice In Spike
$21.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 29m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. Guadalupe Pineda  X Phal. Princess Kaiulani 'Chin Yo'
Phalaenopsis Phal. Guadalupe Pineda X Phal. Princess Kaiulani 'Chin Yo'
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 32m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. stuartiana 'Sogo'  X Phal. sanderiana
Phalaenopsis Phal. stuartiana 'Sogo' X Phal. sanderiana
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 36m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. equestris var. Cyanochilus  X Phal. equestris 'Violet Eyes'
Phalaenopsis Phal. equestris var. Cyanochilus X Phal. equestris 'Violet Eyes'
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 42m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. Gelblieber 'Arienne' HCC/AOS  X Phal. zebrina
Phalaenopsis Phal. Gelblieber 'Arienne' HCC/AOS X Phal. zebrina
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 49m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. philippinensis  X Phal. Leuchorroda 'Gene Tobia' HCC/AOS
Phalaenopsis Phal. philippinensis X Phal. Leuchorroda 'Gene Tobia' HCC/AOS
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 53m
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Doritis Phal. pulcherrima var. marmorata X Self
Doritis Phal. pulcherrima var. marmorata X Self
$65.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 58m
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Phalaenopsis Phal. equestris 'Ilocos' X Phal. equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
Phalaenopsis Phal. equestris 'Ilocos' X Phal. equestris 'Violet Eyes' CHM/AOS
$65.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 5m
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Phal. violacea fma coerulea...free shipping,SEEDLING, IN FLOWER, FRAGRANT!!!
Phal. violacea fma coerulea...free shipping,SEEDLING, IN FLOWER, FRAGRANT!!!
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 14m
Phal. violacea fma Magenta...free shipping, SEEDLING, IN FLOWER, FRAGRANT!!
Phal. violacea fma Magenta...free shipping, SEEDLING, IN FLOWER, FRAGRANT!!
$40.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 17m
Phal. Hannover Passion 'Ching Ruey' AM/AOS...IN FLOWER, GREAT BREEDER!!!
Phal. Hannover Passion 'Ching Ruey' AM/AOS...IN FLOWER, GREAT BREEDER!!!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 18m
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Phal. Samera var. coerulea...FIRST BLOOM SEEDLING, IN FLOWER, SELECT!!!
Phal. Samera var. coerulea...FIRST BLOOM SEEDLING, IN FLOWER, SELECT!!!
$44.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 32m
Phal. Venimp (venosa x Malibu Imp) - #10...SEEDLING, IN FLOWER with 2 SPIKES!!
Phal. Venimp (venosa x Malibu Imp) - #10...SEEDLING, IN FLOWER with 2 SPIKES!!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 35m
Phal. KS Happy Eagle x Phal. Dragon Tree Eagle...SEEDLING, IN FLOWER!!
Phal. KS Happy Eagle x Phal. Dragon Tree Eagle...SEEDLING, IN FLOWER!!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 36m
Phal. Zheng Min Etching x Phal. Malibu Imp...Free Shipping, SEEDLING, IN FLOWER!
Phal. Zheng Min Etching x Phal. Malibu Imp...Free Shipping, SEEDLING, IN FLOWER!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 48m
TW-2729	P	Phal. LOC Magic Zebra (mentawaiensis x zebrina) 	Phal. LOC Magic Zebra
TW-2729 P Phal. LOC Magic Zebra (mentawaiensis x zebrina)  Phal. LOC Magic Zebra
$22.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 52m
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 Orchid Plant--Phal. ( Dou-Di Rose  x  Blackbutterfly )
Orchid Plant--Phal. ( Dou-Di Rose x Blackbutterfly ) "ORCHIS"
$25.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 46m
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 Orchid Plant- Phal. ( Fortune Buddha  x Sogo Gelbliambo )
Orchid Plant- Phal. ( Fortune Buddha x Sogo Gelbliambo ) "ORCHIS"
$40.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 21m
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Phalaenopsis Samera (Phal. Bellina x Phal. violacea) FRAGRANT & BLOOMING SIZE!!!
Phalaenopsis Samera (Phal. Bellina x Phal. violacea) FRAGRANT & BLOOMING SIZE!!!
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 9m
Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Balm x Phal. Venus
Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Balm x Phal. Venus "Pink" FRAGRANT!
$22.95
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 9m
Phal. Yaphon Oh Mygod TW-2513 P
Phal. Yaphon Oh Mygod TW-2513 P
$18.00
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 22m
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Phal Tying Shin Golden Rose TW-1342 P
Phal Tying Shin Golden Rose TW-1342 P
$18.00
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 27m
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Phal. (equestris fma. alba x deliciosa fma. alba)   TW-2685 M
Phal. (equestris fma. alba x deliciosa fma. alba)  TW-2685 M
$16.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 28m
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Phal. (equestris fma. alba x appendiculata fma. alba)   TW-2914 M
Phal. (equestris fma. alba x appendiculata fma. alba)  TW-2914 M
$18.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 29m
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Noid mini phal mounted orchid plant
Noid mini phal mounted orchid plant
$8.00
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 27m
Thai Orchid 1 Plants Phalaenopsis Red Pot 1 inch (Phal.cornu servi 'red' x sib)
Thai Orchid 1 Plants Phalaenopsis Red Pot 1 inch (Phal.cornu servi 'red' x sib)
$9.59
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 48m
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS PURE LOVE NOVELTY PHAL ORCHID PREVIOUSLY BLOOMED
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS PURE LOVE NOVELTY PHAL ORCHID PREVIOUSLY BLOOMED
$55.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h 6m
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TETRASPIS C1 X DRAGON TREE EAGLE PHAL 2 SPIKES
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TETRASPIS C1 X DRAGON TREE EAGLE PHAL 2 SPIKES
$55.00
Time Remaining: 11d 17h 8m
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BIN-1 Phal & 1 Den Blooming/BUDDED Orchids in Decorative Basket- Gift of Aloha!
BIN-1 Phal & 1 Den Blooming/BUDDED Orchids in Decorative Basket- Gift of Aloha!
$100.00
Time Remaining: 13d 12h 6m
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1 PHAL & 1 DENDROBIUM BUDDED OR BLOOMING ORCHIDS- Long lasting- A gift of Aloha!
1 PHAL & 1 DENDROBIUM BUDDED OR BLOOMING ORCHIDS- Long lasting- A gift of Aloha!
$59.99
Time Remaining: 13d 15h 32m
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2 PHAL & 2 DENDROBIUM BUDDED OR BLOOMING ORCHIDS- A gift of Aloha!
2 PHAL & 2 DENDROBIUM BUDDED OR BLOOMING ORCHIDS- A gift of Aloha!
$117.99
Time Remaining: 13d 15h 33m
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BIN-Phal.Kaiulani var. flava  x self. Hard to find! Collectors! Easy to grow!
BIN-Phal.Kaiulani var. flava x self. Hard to find! Collectors! Easy to grow!
$39.99
Time Remaining: 15d 8h 28m
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Orchid Flask Phal.cornu servi 'red'xsib tiny flower 35-40 Plants Kwao kwang Rare
Orchid Flask Phal.cornu servi 'red'xsib tiny flower 35-40 Plants Kwao kwang Rare
$65.00
Time Remaining: 16d 8h 3m
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Orchid Phal.cornu servi 'red'xsib Bloom size flower Kwao kwang Rare 3.5
Orchid Phal.cornu servi 'red'xsib Bloom size flower Kwao kwang Rare 3.5"pot
$35.00
Time Remaining: 16d 8h 43m
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Tuberolabium kotoense Phal Cattleya Vanda Orchid species NBS 
Tuberolabium kotoense Phal Cattleya Vanda Orchid species NBS 
$15.00
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 49m
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BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian on Cork S655
BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian on Cork S655
$25.95
Time Remaining: 18d 8h 5m
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BIN AC503 Phal violacea blue x violacea red 3 1/4'' Pot S715
BIN AC503 Phal violacea blue x violacea red 3 1/4'' Pot S715
$30.95
Time Remaining: 18d 10h 39m
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BIN- Phal. mannii var. Black x sib- Collector's item! Must SEE! Easy to grow
BIN- Phal. mannii var. Black x sib- Collector's item! Must SEE! Easy to grow
$44.99
Time Remaining: 18d 11h 8m
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Phal (Hilo Lip X Vladimir'a Harmony)x(Quiescence X Flora Plosada Carsolla) S109
Phal (Hilo Lip X Vladimir'a Harmony)x(Quiescence X Flora Plosada Carsolla) S109
$25.90
Time Remaining: 20d 10h 57m
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS VIOLACEA VAR COERULEA HP NORTON ORCHID PHAL SPIKE W/FLOWER
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS VIOLACEA VAR COERULEA HP NORTON ORCHID PHAL SPIKE W/FLOWER
$80.00
Time Remaining: 20d 11h 21m
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BIN 5 Varieties of Phal Orchid Seedlings Sophie's Orchids
BIN 5 Varieties of Phal Orchid Seedlings Sophie's Orchids
$39.95
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BIN PM440 Phal sogo Yukidian 'Salaya' 2 3/4'' Pot Seedling S674SE
BIN PM440 Phal sogo Yukidian 'Salaya' 2 3/4'' Pot Seedling S674SE
$19.95
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BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian 2 3/4'' Seedling S655SE
BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian 2 3/4'' Seedling S655SE
$19.95
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BIN Phal Yu-Pin 'Sweetie' x Dtps (ox Firebird) 2'' Pot Seedling S434SE
BIN Phal Yu-Pin 'Sweetie' x Dtps (ox Firebird) 2'' Pot Seedling S434SE
$19.95
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PHALAENOPSIS CORNUSTRIS ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL in FLOWER
PHALAENOPSIS CORNUSTRIS ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL in FLOWER
$50.00
Time Remaining: 22d 18h 23m
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Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
$9.95
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Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
$24.95
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Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
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Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
$15.95
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Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
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Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
Orchid Bark Chip Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag, DELIVERY IN 2-8 DAYS
$59.95
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BIN-Phal. Ascps. Irene Dobkin 'Elmhurst' HCC/AOS Attractive! Easy to grow! Nice!
BIN-Phal. Ascps. Irene Dobkin 'Elmhurst' HCC/AOS Attractive! Easy to grow! Nice!
$39.99
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PHILIPPINES PINK PHAL ORCHID SPECIES schilleriana NBS plant!
PHILIPPINES PINK PHAL ORCHID SPECIES schilleriana NBS plant!
$20.00
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MAGENTA FRAGRANT PHAL ORCHID SPECIES violacea BLOOM!!
MAGENTA FRAGRANT PHAL ORCHID SPECIES violacea BLOOM!!
$60.00
Time Remaining: 25d 5h 39m
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BIN C820 Phal Princess Kaiulani flava 3'' Pot S718
BIN C820 Phal Princess Kaiulani flava 3'' Pot S718
$32.95
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 47m
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS AMBOINENSIS TEJAS GIANT AM/AOS ORCHID PHAL 3 SPIKES
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS AMBOINENSIS TEJAS GIANT AM/AOS ORCHID PHAL 3 SPIKES
$88.00
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS AMBOINENSIS TEJAS GIANT AM/AOS ORCHID PHAL 2 SPIKES
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS AMBOINENSIS TEJAS GIANT AM/AOS ORCHID PHAL 2 SPIKES
$72.00
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TARLAC BELLINA ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL 3 SPIKES
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TARLAC BELLINA ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL 3 SPIKES
$80.00
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PHALAENOPSIS EQUESTRIS APARI X SIB ORCHID PHAL in FLOWER
PHALAENOPSIS EQUESTRIS APARI X SIB ORCHID PHAL in FLOWER
$36.00
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CLASSIC FRAGRANT PHAL ORCHID STEM PROP Orchid World 'Joe' AM/AOS NBS plant
CLASSIC FRAGRANT PHAL ORCHID STEM PROP Orchid World 'Joe' AM/AOS NBS plant
$35.00
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RARER BLUE FORM FRAGRANT PRIMARY PHAL ORCHID HYBRID Samera BS plant IN BUD!!
RARER BLUE FORM FRAGRANT PRIMARY PHAL ORCHID HYBRID Samera BS plant IN BUD!!
$32.00
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RARE MARBLE LEAVES PHAL ORCHID SPECIES Doritis pulcherrima v.marmorata seedling
RARE MARBLE LEAVES PHAL ORCHID SPECIES Doritis pulcherrima v.marmorata seedling
$15.00
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NEW NOVELTY PHAL ORCHID HYBRID Lamb's Passion BS AWARDABLE!!!
NEW NOVELTY PHAL ORCHID HYBRID Lamb's Passion BS AWARDABLE!!!
$25.00
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Proven Guidelines to Caring for Orchids

Successfully caring for orchids is not just for the sophisticated grower or wealthy class as many people believe.  Orchids can be cultivated successfully by almost anyone because of the incredible variety of species that exists.

There are over 25,000 species alone and more than 100,000 orchid hybrids which allows any person from virtually any place in the world to find an orchid type within their personal budget that will thrive despite the diverse growing conditions around the world.

In most cases, most people discover that caring for an orchid does not demand any more effort and skill than any other house plant.  But just like any plant, growing orchids successfully requires some understanding of the specific species selected and its care needs.

Take a little time to understand the species you have selected.  Note the types of pots and potting mediums required.  Buy the right fertilizer and understand the lighting and watering needs of your particular plant.

By learning the basics, you will have all the skills needed to grow an orchid successfully and enjoy the beauty of the most fragile but gorgeous blossoms of these unique plants. This second to none beauty is what makes orchid growers so passionate and devoted.

In not time at all, you will have your first orchid with blossoms just like the local orchid store.  You will feel like a pro!

If you are fortunate, you may have received an orchid as a gift or a thoughtful surprise from a dear friend.  And the type of orchid most often given as a gift is known as a Phal orchid or Phaleanopsis.

The Phal orchid is known for its vivid white or purple petals and they are typically one of the easiest species to care for compared some other orchid options available.

Whether by a gift or direct purchase, you can expect most of the common orchid types to bloom for roughly 2-3 months if you have provided the proper care.

Most importantly, be sure your orchid gets enough light but not direct.  Place them near a window and avoid the direct midday sunlight that can be too intense for most orchids.

Early morning sunshine is best so look for a place on the eastern side of your home, if possible.  For some climates where winter sunlight is poor, you can replace natural sunlight with lighting from a fluorescent light situated about 12 to 14 inches over the orchid plant.

Temperature is also a key growing factor.  Keep your orchid in places that maintain temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit but not over 80 to 85 degrees.  In temperatures above 90 degrees, orchids will start shedding their buds and may cease to bloom altogether.

Orchids need a potting medium that is moist but too much.  A common cause of failure among new orchid growers is over watering.  Sometimes it is best to wait another day even when you think the plant needs water just to be safe.

Expect to water every 7-10 days for most orchid types.  A potted orchid can also be placed in a container of water to create a more humid environment but be careful to not allow the roots of the orchid to be in direct contact with the water or it will be damaged.

A common tip for keeping your orchid blooming as long as possible is to fertilize just before it blooms.  Once the blooms appear, additional feeding is not usually needed.

Pruning your orchid while it is blooming is another key suggestion to prolong your blooming plant.  By learning and providing the proper care for your orchid, you can enjoy the beauty of these wonderful flowers throughout their entire blooming season.

Don't be intimidated. Have fun.

 

About the Author

Jan is an orchid expert. To learn more about caring for orchids, visit my website at http://OrchidsCarePro.com.  You can register for my free Orchids Mini Course and get all the key tips about purchasing, transporting, pruning and fertilizing to properly care for your orchids.

After a stem has died and fallen off a phal. orchid, how long does it take to grow back and flower again?

The plant is healthy otherwise.

Phals (and other orchid species) only bloom once a year. Here are some tips on care:

Orchids are surprisingly easy to grow and most people kill them by overwatering - this is the most disasterous thing to do to an orchid. Water only when the plant feels absolutely dry. Lift it up and see how heavy it is. If it's light then water, if not leave it alone. When you water depends on the temperatures and humidity in your home. Also, water in the morning so that the plant has time to absorb the moisture. Shake the pot well to get rid of excess water.

They are actually air plants and draw a lot of moisture from the air so humidity is a must. You can achieve this by placing the plant in a dish filled with rocks and water (make sure the bottom of the pot doesn't touch the water). A daily misting will make your plant very happy.

The orchid should have bright light, but no sun. The pot should be one that has holes all over it to allow aeration.

After it has bloomed (again, they bloom once a year, usually between December and February) don't fertilize it and cut back on the water. The plant needs to rest during this time. Once spring comes, and the orchid wants to grow again, start fertilizing (WalMart actually sells a good orchid fertilizer). A handful of charcoal on top will make the plant quite happy.

Orchids love to be outside. Just make sure that the plant is never exposed to direct sun and watch that the temperatures don't dip below 50F. Chances are you may never have to water it during this time (I don't) but keep checking the weight of the pot.

Good luck. Treat her well and you'll have many years of joy out of her.

How to repot a Phalaenopsis orchid plant

October 5, 2010   No Comments