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Phalaenopsis malipoensis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Bonino Elio, Apr 13, 2017.

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    Bonino Elio Well-Known Member

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    Phalaenopsis malipoensis Phalaenopsis malipoensis.jpg Phalaenopsis malipoensis - fiore.jpg
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for posting this lovely thing. I have been growing quite a few and have yet to bloom one. Can you give cultural information and do you give it a drier period in winter? The plant looks super healthy as well.
     
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    It is not picky cultivation, bright light, irrigation, reverse osmosis, 50 ppm, 70% -80% RH, fertilizer strength 1/2, 150 ppm.
     
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    Nicely grown! Marni, does yours initiate the shoot in a wrong time of the year? Mine frequently produces several shoots way too early (December), and they don't produce flowers in the spring. I'm wondering what kind of seasonal cues are important for this species. Since it doesn't experience too much reduction in day light in my artificial light environment, this may be screwing up mine. Or maybe I have to use even lower or drier winter to suppress premature shoot production. What is your temperature, Oile?
     
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    The minimum temperature is 14 °, then adjusts to the outside temperature.
    Last winter was very stiff and I had problems with the heating system, it also fell to 11 °, causing me not a few problems.
     
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    Thank you for the info!
     
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    Thanks Bonino, I'll move mine to the intermediate house.
     
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