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Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by SimplyMe, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. SimplyMe

    SimplyMe Member

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    I purchased an orchid for my daughter and didn't realize the information about it and care of it wasn't with the plant.

    Could someone please idenify and instruct me on the care of this beautiful orchid.

    Much help and time in this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    SimplyMe
    ~Rea
     

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  2. Tommyr

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    That is a Phalaenopsis orchid. Go here to learn all about them!

    http://www.orchidlady.com/main.html

    There is a TON of orchid info out there if you do a Google search for Phalaenopsis orchid.
     
  3. jumbojimmy

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    wow! how come your flowers are so huge? my flower is so small. what could be wrong with my plant? btw - how old is your planat?
     
  4. Orchidguy

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    Hey JumboJimmy,
    I'm not really sure if the phal. flowers pictured above are really "huge'' per se, as much as "close up" in the frame. Phalaenopsis flowers can be almost 6 inches in width (ex. Phal. Cygnus) or as small as your "pinkie" nail , such as Phal. chibae. Its only a guess..but the plant pictured above looks very much like a hybrid using Phal. amabilis as a parent. This would possibly give the progeny "multifloral" sized flowers..( 2 inches or less) ,as well as an abundance of blooms. Beautiful plant pictured above..Rea
    Regards,
    Orchidguy
     
  5. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Magnificent! Your phal. obviously likes whatever you are doing, so keep on doing it!
     

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