Orchids forum: Orchid Identification!

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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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Apr 1, 2015 6:50 PM CST
So. I have had a bargain today. got an orchid in the reduced section for £1.25
The flowers had died but I am pretty sure you can re flower them so I picked it up. Now. Can someone identify which Orchid this is from a photograph of the last flower?!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Apr 1, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Looks like a nice Phalenopsis, Pia-Louise. They sometimes will re-bloom on an existing stem, so don't cut the stem off for a while, and see if it responds to your care. May we see a picture of the plant too, please?

They like bright, indirect light and cool to moderate temperatures, which you will have in the UK, for sure. They generally bloom in the spring for me, and the blooms can last for a couple of months.

Check the potting medium, though. Often here Phals are sold in straight moss, and this can stay too wet for the roots, causing root rot. A chunky bark mix is a better choice, as the roots need plenty of air. But you'll want to wait until you're sure it's not going to re-bloom before repotting. Be sure the pot has air holes, too. A regular plastic pot is generally not a great choice.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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Apr 2, 2015 5:05 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
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