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Phalaenopsis lindenii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Phal. lindenii is pretty cool growing for a phal, probably shouldn't go much above 80°F during summer. I give it winter nights in the mid-50's. Flowers are a little over 1" tall. This is still a young plant, but over time the leaves should get longer and hang pendant and rather tongue-shaped.

    The leaves, flowers, and rough flattened roots of P. lindenii remind me a great deal of a related species, Phal. celebensis, that I unsuccessfully grew maybe 15 years ago. But celebensis is probably 3 or 4 times as large, though the flowers are nearly the same size. I didn't do well with celebensis, and it declined over the course of a few years. I now know that what almost certainly killed it were my winter temps. While lindenii is relatively cool growing, celebensis is warm to hot growing, and probably doesn't appreciate temps below 70°F a great deal.

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  2. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    A beautiful plant and a beautiful group of photographs.
     
  3. sam1147

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    A beauty
     
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    Beautiful!
     
  5. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Decent increase in flower count and size this year. Flowers are now about 1⅜" tall. Hopefully the spike will branch next year.

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    That's a fabulous blooming on a species that has a reputation for being slightly tricky. Great photos too
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ditto what Calvin said.
     
  8. PaphLover61

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    The foliage alone is stupendous, and the flowers are stunning. Well grown!
     
  9. dr_dmd

    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    One of my favorites! Great photos as well!
     
  10. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the kind remarks. It's a very nice species.
     
  11. Dilandiland

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    very nice species and very nice pictures!
     
  12. W. Malewa

    W. Malewa Active Member

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    Leaves, Flowers, Photos; Beautiful and Congratulations!
     
  13. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    FYI, this plant is still in bloom. The spike is over a foot long now and getting a bit ungainly.
     
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    weeand Well-Known Member

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    Very, very beautiful species. Lovely foliage and gorgeous flowers. Well done!
     
  15. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    Stunning pictures! Love your posts.