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Phal Orchid Plant

E2 NEW NBS Phal lobbii flavilabia Phalaenopsis parishii decumbens SPECIES Orchid
E2 NEW NBS Phal lobbii flavilabia Phalaenopsis parishii decumbens SPECIES Orchid
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Phal. Maki Watanabi hybrid Orchid Plant In BUD Cattleya Companion
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Phal. Hannover Passion 'Ching Ruey' AM/AOS - #2...in 4
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Phal.(Tying Shin Golden Eagle x Brother New Canary) - #3...SEEDLING, IN FLOWER!
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Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Balm x Phal. Venus
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Phalaenopsis LD's Bear King x corningiana F1515 red fragrant phal hyrid
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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi 'Red Wanchiao' SM/TOGA phal bright red phal species
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Compact Phal. Little Zebra Orchid In Bloom Very Nice
Compact Phal. Little Zebra Orchid In Bloom Very Nice
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RARE ORCHID DEN DENDROBIUM PHAL ~ King Dragon 'PRINCESS ~  BLOOMING SIZE ~
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Phal.(Tying Shin Golden Eagle x Brother New Canary) - #4...SEEDLING, IN FLOWER!
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Phal. equestris fma. alba 'Chin Yo'   TW-2874 P
Phal. equestris fma. alba 'Chin Yo'  TW-2874 P
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RARE YELLOW/RED CENTER PHAL ORCHID NOVELTY KS Happy Eagle 'Wilson' BS plant!!!
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ORCHID PHAL PHALAENOPSIS DTPS ~ TAIWAN RED CAT ~  Blooming Size
ORCHID PHAL PHALAENOPSIS DTPS ~ TAIWAN RED CAT ~ Blooming Size
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NEW ORCHID DEN DENDROBIUM PHAL ~ BIG HAM ~  BLOOMING SIZE ~ VIVID COLOR ~
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NEW ORCHID PANDA DEN DENDROBIUM PHAL ~ BURANA PARAGON #27  BLOOMING SIZE ~
NEW ORCHID PANDA DEN DENDROBIUM PHAL ~ BURANA PARAGON #27 BLOOMING SIZE ~
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Phal. Yaphon Oh Mygod TW-2513 P
Phal. Yaphon Oh Mygod TW-2513 P
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 Phal. Joy Fairy Tale 'Joy' TW-4369 P
Phal. Joy Fairy Tale 'Joy' TW-4369 P
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Phal. tetraspis C#1 TW-2341 P
Phal. tetraspis C#1 TW-2341 P
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Phal. equestris fma. coerulea TW-4009 P
Phal. equestris fma. coerulea TW-4009 P
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Phal. doweryensis  TW-3294 FLASK
Phal. doweryensis TW-3294 FLASK
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Phal. chibae TW-3678 P
Phal. chibae TW-3678 P
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 Phal. Su An Cricket ‘SW’ TW-4374 P
Phal. Su An Cricket ‘SW’ TW-4374 P
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 Phal. (speciosa 'Chien Lung' x Crimson Cherub 'Chiayi') TW-4371 P
Phal. (speciosa 'Chien Lung' x Crimson Cherub 'Chiayi') TW-4371 P
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Phal. Princess Kaiulani 'Chin Yo' TW-2606 P
Phal. Princess Kaiulani 'Chin Yo' TW-2606 P
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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)
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Phal. schilleriana 'T.K.P' TW-3852 P
Phal. schilleriana 'T.K.P' TW-3852 P
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Phal. amabilis 'TH-2'  TW-3458
Phal. amabilis 'TH-2' TW-3458
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Phal. Golden Sun 'SL' TW-3850 P
Phal. Golden Sun 'SL' TW-3850 P
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Phal. lueddemanniana 'Elva' x self   TW-3071 P
Phal. lueddemanniana 'Elva' x self  TW-3071 P
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Phalaenopsis Caribbean Sunset '3 Lips' fragrant phal hybrid flowering
Phalaenopsis Caribbean Sunset '3 Lips' fragrant phal hybrid flowering
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Phal. amboinensis 'Chin-Yo' TW-4376 P
Phal. amboinensis 'Chin-Yo' TW-4376 P
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A2 NEW!!! FRAGRANT Phal bellina Phalaenopsis SPECIES syn violacea Borneo Orchid
A2 NEW!!! FRAGRANT Phal bellina Phalaenopsis SPECIES syn violacea Borneo Orchid
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Phalaenopsis OX Golden Apple x TS Fly Eagle  F1513 red, art-shade phal hyrid
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Orchid, Phal, 3 Mini Phals, South Florida Grown
Orchid, Phal, 3 Mini Phals, South Florida Grown
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Phalaenopsis LD Gigan Sun F1603 phal gigantea hybrid near mature size
Phalaenopsis LD Gigan Sun F1603 phal gigantea hybrid near mature size
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Phal Germaine Vincent (Phal Speciosa x Violacea 'Blue') - 1 SPIKE - #205
Phal Germaine Vincent (Phal Speciosa x Violacea 'Blue') - 1 SPIKE - #205
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MINI Fragrant Phal. Jiaho's Pink Girl IN  Bloom
MINI Fragrant Phal. Jiaho's Pink Girl IN Bloom
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GREEN/YELLOW FORM PHILLIPINES PHAL ORCHID SPECIES stuartiana nobilis BS SPIKE!!
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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!
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1 PHAL & 1 DENDROBIUM BUDDED OR BLOOMING ORCHIDS- Long lasting- A gift of Aloha!
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2 PHAL & 2 DENDROBIUM BUDDED OR BLOOMING ORCHIDS- A gift of Aloha!
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BIN Phal Tetraspis 'Spot' 3'' Pot in spike S49 Sophie's Orchids
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BIN Phal Tetraspis 'Spot' 3'' Pot S49
BIN Phal Tetraspis 'Spot' 3'' Pot S49
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BIN Phal Tetraspis 'Spot' 3'' Pot in spike S49 Sophie's Orchids
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CUTE MINI PINK STRIPES PHAL ORCHID SPECIES javanica blooming size plant!!
CUTE MINI PINK STRIPES PHAL ORCHID SPECIES javanica blooming size plant!!
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RARE YELLOW FORM PHAL ORCHID PRIMARY Princess Kauilani BS plant
RARE YELLOW FORM PHAL ORCHID PRIMARY Princess Kauilani BS plant
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SE ASIA COMPACT PHAL ORCHID SPECIES manii dark form - Blooming size plant!!
SE ASIA COMPACT PHAL ORCHID SPECIES manii dark form - Blooming size plant!!
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BIN-Phal.Kaiulani var. flava  x self. Hard to find! Collectors! Easy to grow!
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BIN-Phal.(bellina 'Jungle' x bellina var. coerulea)-Collector's item! Limited!
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BIN- Phal. mannii var. Black x sib- Collector's item! Must SEE!
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Phal (phalaenopsis) amboinensis species orchid large seedling
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Compact Phal. Waxy Flowers Very Nicely FRAGRANT Orchid In Bloom!!!peloric!
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RARE AWARDED CLONE PHAL ORCHID SPECIES amboinensis 'Tejas Giant' AM/AOS large pt
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Species Phal (phalaenopsis) violacea 'Blue' x violacea 'Red' orchid seedling
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PHAL, Orchid Bark, Orchid soil, Orchid compost, Coco Husk Chips + Charcoal
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RARE OFFER CLASSIC PHAL ORCHID CLONE Orchid World 'Joe' AM/AOS stem prop
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Phalaenopsis Liu's Cute Angel 'CY' cy39 colorful compact phal hyrid in buds
Phalaenopsis Liu's Cute Angel 'CY' cy39 colorful compact phal hyrid in buds
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Phalaenopsis sanderiana 'M312' phal species silver green leaves
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Compact Phal. Orchid In Bloom Very Nice
Compact Phal. Orchid In Bloom Very Nice
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CUTE WHITE BROWN LIP MINI PHAL ORCHID SPECIES lobbii IN BLOOM!
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Phal (Hilo Lip x Vladimir's Harmony)x(Quiescence x Flora Plosada Carsolla) S109
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Phalaenopsis bellina 'Chin Yo' cy30 phal very fragrant phal species
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Phal (phalaenopsis) amabilis species orchid large seedling - FREE SHIPPING
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Phalaenopsis stuartiana 'Star Wars' F1604 phal species mottled foliage
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Phalaenopsis schilleriana 'Red M405' fragrant phal species mottled foliage spike
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Phalaenopsis Joy Fairy Tale 'Joy' YC35 peloric novelty phal hybrid fragrant
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Phalaenopsis sanderiana 'Silver Leaf' X 'M312' G567 phal species
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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

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