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Very Green

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:25 pm
by leslieann79
Hello! I'm Leslie from San Antonio, TX. I've only been into Orchids since Sept but things have moved quite quickly. I started out as a windowsill grower with maybe four phals. Now I grow under lights and have about 16 phals and one on the way. Some are mini's, and some are Lowe's clearance rack phal's, and there are some that I have bought online. I have about 3 dendrobium/phal type plants. I have two catt's and and a paph on the way. I'm addicted and I'm always reading orchid forums on the internet. I love learning from you more experienced growers. I have two homegrown spikes right now (very exciting for me) and a few I bought in spike. Lots of plants are growing new leaves. A lot of people make me doubt growing in sphagnum, :naughty: but its working for me so far. This is getting kind of long :shhh: so hello and thanks for letting me in!

Re: Very Green

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:47 pm
by Nikki Leonard
Welcome!

Re: Very Green

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:48 pm
by peterlin
Welcome!

Re: Very Green

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:59 pm
by hbozeman
Good to have another Texan on board.

Re: Very Green

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:07 pm
by zxyqu
Welcome welcome! Let the guilty pleasure begin!

Re: Very Green

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:44 pm
by naturegirl72
Welcome!

Re: Very Green

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:48 am
by Bob
Welcome Leslieann! :)

Re: Very Green

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:00 am
by rangiku
Welcome, Leslieann. This is the right place to learn about growing Phals and many other orchids. This is the Phal addicted place to be.

Re: Very Green

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:09 am
by leslieann79
Thanks everyone. :D I've been drooling over a phal sogo grape fireball on the web and remembered I have a fancy free scarlet spring that I noticed last night has a spike. Its a sickness y'all.

Re: Very Green

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:25 am
by hbozeman
It's a sickness for which there is no cure!!!

Re: Very Green

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:38 am
by rangiku
It's a sickness we don't want cured. :)

Re: Very Green

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:20 am
by Bob in Albany NY
Welcome and don't be afraid of sphagum moss, just don't over water it and you'll be just fine. Many of us started at the discount racks with NOIDs (no id plants). I still find them hard to pass up. After all, I want the beauty of an orchid and the way it makes me feel rather than a tag that I toss out when and if the plant dies. On another note, paphs. go great with phals. I'm mostly a paph grower but am now sliding into phals. once again.

Re: Very Green

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:14 pm
by leslieann79
Bob in Albany NY wrote:Welcome and don't be afraid of sphagum moss, just don't over water it and you'll be just fine. Many of us started at the discount racks with NOIDs (no id plants). I still find them hard to pass up. After all, I want the beauty of an orchid and the way it makes me feel rather than a tag that I toss out when and if the plant dies. On another note, paphs. go great with phals. I'm mostly a paph grower but am now sliding into phals. once again.
I just got my first paph the other day. Its a maudiae. It's kind of bittersweet because I got it online and the roots were mostly rotted. The seller was nice and gave me a partial refund. Speaking of noid's I found the cutest "teacup orchids" (thats what the tag said) at walmart. They were ten dollars each and one of them has mottled leaves! The roots on one were excellent. The other had not so many roots and a few were rotted but not bad! So I think Im out of room on my growing shelves. The pictures are of the walmart ones I got today. I tried to take a picture of the special marks on the leaves. I don't know how visible it will be.