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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 10:53 am

    As a Christmas treat we bought this new phalaenopsis orchid. :love: It is a lovely soft, pale green which doesn't seem to show in the close up. :(

    It leaves are bigger & are a different shape to our other phalaenopsis orchid. It is from a different grower, also, so the growing care instructions are rather different. They say "it will PROBABLY grow a new stem & flower for you"!!!! I jolly well hope so. :cranky:

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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 10:54 am

    The full shot. The flowers do look greenish in this image.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 1:49 pm

    This lovely orchid from a slightly different angle. Do hope it will grow more flowers.

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 3:44 pm

    She is BEAUTIFUL Joy! Yes her flowers have a lovely green hue to them. This looks like an adult Orchid as opposed to a repotted baby plant.

    Do they not perhaps mean, that you will get another flower spike this season? Sometimes they throw another flower spike, especially if they are strong and like their envionment ?
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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Dec 2010, 4:11 pm

    The care tag for the other phalaenopsis is more optimistic & mentions it growing another flower spike. Do hope you are right as the quote, above, was what they said. When I saw that I thought, uh oh, they must not have high hopes that the plant will survive. It had better as it wasn't cheap. The rest of the care tag was rather ho-hum about the care of the orchid. Certainly not as instructive as the first one. :x Think I shall follow their instructions. ;)

    Couldn't find any orchid potting mix but there were solid blocks of coir-peat mix that you soak in water & it swells into a large amount of potting stuff suitable for orchids. It is cheap which is just as well as I shall be wasting a great deal unless I can cut it in half or a third. :whistle:

    Do hope you are right, Dawn, about this orchid, in that it is a more mature plant as that would be really excellent. :bravo:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 26 Dec 2010, 3:13 pm

    One of the buds of our new phalaenopsis orchid opened today. :bravo: It is more green than the other two are. Do hope the stem will keep on growing & produce more buds. There is still one more to open, as yet.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 26 Dec 2010, 3:15 pm

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    Post by Joy on Sun 26 Dec 2010, 3:16 pm

    Full view. Even one of the leaves has flopped down.

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 28 Dec 2010, 2:01 am

    It has a nice sturdy flower stalk too Joy! :smile: as do the leaves. It is most fascinating the green in the petals :)
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    Post by Joy on Tue 28 Dec 2010, 8:11 am

    It is isn't it, Dawn?? :love: The leaf, that has dropped down, is actually upside down or twisted around. The orchid was in one of those awful plastic/cellophane sleeves which are. supposedly, meant to make it look more attractive or something. :angry: So all the leaves were standing up. Don't know how long it was in that sleeve. The other leaves are starting to spread out now, too, so they are less upright. The pot was also wrapped in fancy paper & stuck in a "glamorous" silvery pot which has no drainage holes. :mad2: No wonder these "special occasion" presentation plants have problems surviving, especially if the recipient isn't all that knowledgeable about plants. :mad: The soil was a bit dry, too. The plant carer at the store would not have been able to water them, the way they were wrapped up. :sheesh: Hope mine survives. :apgn:
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    Post by Joy on Wed 29 Dec 2010, 11:29 am

    Here is yesterday's image of the new phalaenopsis orchid flower which now seems to be fully open. :excited:

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    Post by Joy on Wed 29 Dec 2010, 11:30 am

    Phalaenopsis orchid.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 29 Dec 2010, 11:31 am

    Another view of the phalaenopsis orchid.

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    Post by Dawn on Wed 29 Dec 2010, 4:32 pm

    Lovely photos Joy! Yes my cattleya orchid came with its leaves tied up, when I took it out of the plastic, they eventually found their way back to, I suppose where they were in the first place, unfortunately it cracked some of them when they tied them up
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    Post by Joy on Wed 29 Dec 2010, 9:03 pm

    That is awful, Dawn. Fortunately, these weren't tied but were probably grown in a confined area which would have stopped the leaves from spreading out. THEN the orchid was put into that :mad: sleeve!!! :mad2: These aren't inexpensive plants, by any means, so they should be treated a bit better, don't you think??? :angry:
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    Post by Dawn on Thu 30 Dec 2010, 6:03 pm

    Yes it was awful when I saw the breaks in the leaves now I have to watch very close for fungus or disease :mad3:
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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Dec 2010, 10:25 pm

    Now that is not something you should have to worry about, Dawn. There is enough to fret about with orchids without that. :angry:
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 01 Jan 2011, 7:15 pm

    Exactly! :)
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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Jan 2011, 10:15 pm

    Hope it continues to do well, Dawn. :good:

    My new phalaenopsis orchid has another flower getting ready to open. :apgw:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Jan 2011, 3:48 pm

    Have just fertilised both orchids today, using their special stuff. :lol2: Hope it fills them with vim & vigour. :dance:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 9:33 pm

    The fourth bud has opened on the new phalaenopsis orchid. :love:

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    Post by Joy on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 9:34 pm

    It looks as if a new bud is forming. It would be great if it did. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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    Post by Joy on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 9:35 pm

    Phalaenopsis orchid.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 9:37 pm

    It looks as though there is only three orchids here but the fourth is hiding. :whistle:

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 04 Jan 2011, 11:44 pm

    looking very very good . :cool4: :cool4:

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