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Phal Orchid Plant

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Phal Orchid Plant

(Phal. Mini Mark 'Holm' x Phal philippinesis 'Classic Form') Species Primary  #4
(Phal. Mini Mark 'Holm' x Phal philippinesis 'Classic Form') Species Primary #4
$29.00 (5 Bids)
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Phal. schilleriana 'Plum Classic' x philippinensis SPIKING #8
Phal. schilleriana 'Plum Classic' x philippinensis SPIKING #8
$31.00 (2 Bids)
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Phal. stuartiana 'Classic Spotted Prince' x schilleriana 'Sheila's  SPECIES #6
Phal. stuartiana 'Classic Spotted Prince' x schilleriana 'Sheila's SPECIES #6
$26.00 (2 Bids)
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Large Phalaenopsis Sweet Memory LIODORO Fragrant Phal
Large Phalaenopsis Sweet Memory LIODORO Fragrant Phal
$75.00
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Phal. (Crimson Cherub X Dragon Tree Eagle 'DT168') TW-4006 P
Phal. (Crimson Cherub X Dragon Tree Eagle 'DT168') TW-4006 P
$28.00
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PHAL. MAGIC MOMENT **TWO SPIKES ** IN BLOOM/BUDS** PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID PLANT.
PHAL. MAGIC MOMENT **TWO SPIKES ** IN BLOOM/BUDS** PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID PLANT.
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 15m
Phal. (cornu-cervi var. chattaladae x pantherina)  TW-2593 P
Phal. (cornu-cervi var. chattaladae x pantherina) TW-2593 P
$20.00
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C SALE!@@! Phal. World Class Bigfoot HUGE LIP!!!  Phalaenopsis  Orchid
C SALE!@@! Phal. World Class Bigfoot HUGE LIP!!! Phalaenopsis Orchid
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Phal. (pulcherrima fma. alba ‘Gold Wings’ x appendiculata fma. alba)   TW-2713 P
Phal. (pulcherrima fma. alba ‘Gold Wings’ x appendiculata fma. alba)  TW-2713 P
$16.00
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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
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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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Large Phalaenopsis Picotee Big Phal Orchid Bare Root
Large Phalaenopsis Picotee Big Phal Orchid Bare Root
$25.00
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Large Phalaenopsis Soft Pink Flowers Big Phal Orchid Bare Root
Large Phalaenopsis Soft Pink Flowers Big Phal Orchid Bare Root
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 26m
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Super Dark Burgundy Flowers Mini Phalaenopsis Phal Orchid
Super Dark Burgundy Flowers Mini Phalaenopsis Phal Orchid
$8.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 27m
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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
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 40m
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2 In. Orchid Phal
2 In. Orchid Phal
$19.53
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Phalaenopsis Orchid Yellow Flowers w Red Spots Bare Root Large Phal
Phalaenopsis Orchid Yellow Flowers w Red Spots Bare Root Large Phal
$12.00
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B SALE!!! FLASK  Phal Venimp 'Harford II' x self Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
B SALE!!! FLASK Phal Venimp 'Harford II' x self Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
$59.99
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C SALE!@@! Hobby Compot FRAGRANT Phal Giant Passion Phalaenopsis  Orchid
C SALE!@@! Hobby Compot FRAGRANT Phal Giant Passion Phalaenopsis Orchid
$17.99
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B SELECT InFlower FRAGRANT Phal bellina Phalaenopsis SPECIES syn violacea Orchid
B SELECT InFlower FRAGRANT Phal bellina Phalaenopsis SPECIES syn violacea Orchid
$99.99
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Phal Cornu-cervi ('Jungle x '#2') x 'Yellow'  - 1 SPIKE in bloom - #469 *REDUCED
Phal Cornu-cervi ('Jungle x '#2') x 'Yellow' - 1 SPIKE in bloom - #469 *REDUCED
$21.13
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C SALE!!! FLASK 4N? Phal equestris cyanochilus Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
C SALE!!! FLASK 4N? Phal equestris cyanochilus Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
$79.99
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 35m
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Phal-Orchid-Newberry Be Tris--MATURE BLOOMING SIZE PLANT!!!
Phal-Orchid-Newberry Be Tris--MATURE BLOOMING SIZE PLANT!!!
$22.95
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Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Balm x Phal. Venus
Phalaenopsis Tzu Chiang Balm x Phal. Venus "Pink" FRAGRANT!
$22.95
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BIN FLASK 4N? Phal equestris cyanochilus Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
BIN FLASK 4N? Phal equestris cyanochilus Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
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BIN SALE!!! FLASK  Phal Venimp 'Harford II' x self Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
BIN SALE!!! FLASK Phal Venimp 'Harford II' x self Phalaenopsis SPECIES Orchid
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C NBS FRAGRANT Phal Princess Kaiulani Phalaenopsis  Orchid
C NBS FRAGRANT Phal Princess Kaiulani Phalaenopsis Orchid
$29.99
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Phal. (bellina 'Jungle' x bellina var. coerulea) TW-4247 P
Phal. (bellina 'Jungle' x bellina var. coerulea) TW-4247 P
$24.00
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 Phal. Zheng Min Etching 'Joy' TW-4370 P
Phal. Zheng Min Etching 'Joy' TW-4370 P
$26.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 22m
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Phal. equestris fma. coerulea TW-4009 P
Phal. equestris fma. coerulea TW-4009 P
$22.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 22m
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Phal. chibae  TW-2565 M
Phal. chibae TW-2565 M
$18.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 22m
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Phal Tying Shin Golden Rose TW-1342 P
Phal Tying Shin Golden Rose TW-1342 P
$18.00
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Phal. (Ya-Yi Qin x Ld’s Bear Queen) TW-2288 P
Phal. (Ya-Yi Qin x Ld’s Bear Queen) TW-2288 P
$55.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 49m
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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
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 Orchid Plan-Phal.(Dou-Di Rose x Blackbutterfly)
Orchid Plan-Phal.(Dou-Di Rose x Blackbutterfly) "ORCHIS"Last shipping date Oct
$20.00
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TARLAC BELLINA ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL BLOOMING SIZE
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TARLAC BELLINA ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL BLOOMING SIZE
$75.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 45m
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 Angraecum didieri BS Phal Vanda Orchid Species Cattleya
 Angraecum didieri BS Phal Vanda Orchid Species Cattleya
$16.00
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 49m
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Holcoglossum wangii BS Orchid species Vanda Phal Cattleya
Holcoglossum wangii BS Orchid species Vanda Phal Cattleya
$16.00
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 51m
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MINIATURE/COMPACT PHAL ORCHID SPECIES javanica blooming size plant!!
MINIATURE/COMPACT PHAL ORCHID SPECIES javanica blooming size plant!!
$25.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h 40m
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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)
$9.59
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PHALAENOPSIS PRINCESS KAIULANI ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL IN FLOWER
PHALAENOPSIS PRINCESS KAIULANI ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL IN FLOWER
$40.00
Time Remaining: 11d 4h 35m
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PHALAENOPSIS PRINCESS KAIULANI ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL IN BUD
PHALAENOPSIS PRINCESS KAIULANI ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL IN BUD
$45.00
Time Remaining: 11d 5h 43m
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TARLAC BELLINA ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TARLAC BELLINA ORCHID NOVELTY PHAL
$70.00
Time Remaining: 13d 5h 42m
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Phalaenopsis Hannover Passion S146 novelty phal hybrid fragrant mature size
Phalaenopsis Hannover Passion S146 novelty phal hybrid fragrant mature size
$28.00
Time Remaining: 14d 2h 23m
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TETRASPIS C1 X DRAGON TREE EAGLE PHAL
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS TETRASPIS C1 X DRAGON TREE EAGLE PHAL
$40.00
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 58m
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Orchid (Phalaenopsis mannii) #10a - COLD TOLERANT PHAL!!
Orchid (Phalaenopsis mannii) #10a - COLD TOLERANT PHAL!!
$35.00
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 39m
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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
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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!
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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
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Phalaenopsis Pylo's Fox F1605-171002 Fragrant red novelty phal hybrid
Phalaenopsis Pylo's Fox F1605-171002 Fragrant red novelty phal hybrid
$20.00
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Phalaenopsis Pylo's Princess F1512-171002 waxy yellow-red phal hybrid
Phalaenopsis Pylo's Princess F1512-171002 waxy yellow-red phal hybrid
$22.00
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Tuberolabium kotoense Phal Cattleya Vanda Orchid species NBS 
Tuberolabium kotoense Phal Cattleya Vanda Orchid species NBS 
$15.00
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BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian on Cork S655
BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian on Cork S655
$25.95
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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
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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
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 PHALAENOPSIS TETRASPIS C1 ORCHID PHAL FRAGRANT BLOOMS 2 SPIKES
PHALAENOPSIS TETRASPIS C1 ORCHID PHAL FRAGRANT BLOOMS 2 SPIKES
$65.00
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FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS BELLINA x SIB ORCHID SPECIES PHAL 1010
FRAGRANT PHALAENOPSIS BELLINA x SIB ORCHID SPECIES PHAL 1010
$40.00
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2 in. Orchid Phal
2 in. Orchid Phal
$26.98
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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
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BIN 5 Varieties of Phal Orchid Seedlings Sophie's Orchids
BIN 5 Varieties of Phal Orchid Seedlings Sophie's Orchids
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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
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BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian 2 3/4'' Seedling S655SE
BIN PM422 Phal Sogo Yukidian 2 3/4'' Seedling S655SE
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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
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Orchid plant Phal amabilis in Spike
Orchid plant Phal amabilis in Spike
$26.99
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Very Bautfiull Phal Orchid In Full Bloom
Very Bautfiull Phal Orchid In Full Bloom
$27.00
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SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
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SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
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SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
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SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
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SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
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SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
SMILING WORM F3 - Orchid Bark Chip Soil Mix, Coco Husk + Charcoal, Phal, Phrag
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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!
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COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris typo FULL BLOOM!!
COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris typo FULL BLOOM!!
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COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris albescens FULL BLOOM!!
COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris albescens FULL BLOOM!!
$22.00
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COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris alba FULL BLOOM!!
COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris alba FULL BLOOM!!
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COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris blue (cyanachillus) FULL BLOOM
COMPACT MULTIFLORAL PHAL ORCHID SPECIES equestris blue (cyanachillus) FULL BLOOM
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Phalaenopsis stuartiana 'Sogo' HCC/AOS  phal species mottled foliage
Phalaenopsis stuartiana 'Sogo' HCC/AOS phal species mottled foliage
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Phalaenopsis schilleriana 'Wan Dan' x sib fragrant phal species mottled foliage
Phalaenopsis schilleriana 'Wan Dan' x sib fragrant phal species mottled foliage
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BIN C820 Phal Princess Kaiulani flava 3'' Pot S718
BIN C820 Phal Princess Kaiulani flava 3'' Pot S718
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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