Plant ID forum: Phalaenopsis type?

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Name: Annabelle
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 16, 2016 8:39 AM CST
Does anyone know what is the name of this plant?
It is a miniature Phalaenopsis.
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Hi Orchidgirl, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

That sure is a lovely Phal you have! With so many hybrids on the market nowadays, it might be almost impossible to find an exact cultivar name but hopefully someone will recognize it and be able to help. If you don't fine an exact name you can upload your lovely photo to the general database entry for Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
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tarev
Mar 16, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Yes, it will be noid Phalaenopsis. I love its pretty blooms! Lovey dubby
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2016 9:56 AM CST
It really is a beauty!
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tarev
Mar 16, 2016 10:43 AM CST
TheOrchidGirl, if it were mine, I would just gently raise the plant a bit from its container, it is too deeply planted. Phals like to be a bit side tilted and lots of airflow on the root section. So far it still looks okay, but those roots would really appreciate good airflow.
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DaisyI
Mar 16, 2016 11:29 AM CST
It is probably in a plastic pot inside the terra cotta pot.
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Moonhowl
Mar 16, 2016 1:57 PM CST
It may also be a hybrid of Phalaenopsis and Doritis. (abbreviated as dtps) Doritis is in the Phalaenopsis Alliance.

http://www.orchids-plus-more.com/dtps.html

http://www.sobhaflowers.com/Doritis.html
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drdawg
Mar 16, 2016 3:47 PM CST
@TheOrchidGirl tells me she is 12 years old.

Annabelle, unless there is a label with this Phal., you'll never know the specific variety. There are thousands of hybrids, now that the commercial growers have gotten involved with the big-box stores. A "NOID" means that the variety is unknown.

When you say it is a miniature, it may well be a Dpts. variety. What is the length of the mature leaves? Many of the compact or sub-compact Phal. that I have grown are the Dtps. varieties. They do great mounted. In fact, I have one in bloom right now. The flowers are only about 1.5" in diameter and the leaves 3-4" long. This is the Phal. Sogo 'Vivian' and she's growing on cork.

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Name: Annabelle
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 17, 2016 8:01 AM CST
The mature leaves are approximately 3-4 in long.
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2016 8:07 AM CST
OK, about the same as mine, what I label "sub-compacts".
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plantladylin
Mar 17, 2016 8:44 AM CST
I didn't even think of Doritaenopsis (the hybrid between Doritis and Phalaenopsis, Dpts. for short.) They are smaller in stature than Phals and also have smaller blooms.

I used to occasionally buy orchids at Home Depot and when re-potting would find the label buried down in the potting medium. I had Orchid (Phalaenopsis Sogo 'Vivien') for a few years before giving it away.
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tarev
Mar 17, 2016 10:01 AM CST
I love my noid one a lot! It is my first orchid, and has been in my care for the past 6 years. To be honest I do not anymore go crazy getting the actual names, as long as I know the orchid alliance where it belongs to at least, it will be my starting point learning and understanding how to grow them. Of course it is nice to have the actual name, but if purchased from big box stores, hardly you will get the name, since there are no tags most of the time, and just a lot of hybrids around.

Here is mine, my first and oldest one, acquired in Winter 2010, and it actually started my love in growing orchids. It is a noid but it taught me a lot, discipline in watering and patience! These photos taken when it was blooming in late Spring to Summer 2014. Currently it is just in leafing mode:
May 2014
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Have fun with your Phal, Orchidgirl! It is very addicting to grow them!
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drdawg
Mar 17, 2016 10:13 AM CST
The vast majority of folks who have orchids don't really care for their names. I have to know what the varieties are though. I'm in a different situation than the vast majority. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Annabelle
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 17, 2016 10:57 AM CST
"I love my noid one a lot! It is my first orchid, and has been in my care for the past 6 years.
Here is mine, my first and oldest one, acquired in Winter 2010, and it actually started my love in growing orchids. " -tarev

This is my first too!
This pic was taken September 2015. Smiling

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tarev
Mar 17, 2016 11:05 AM CST
So how is it doing now? Is it still in bloom or already winding down? I usually get about 3 to 6 months for it, that is why I love it, very long blooming period. But always remember, after blooming, it will also do some rest period.
Name: Annabelle
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 17, 2016 11:21 AM CST
It stopped blooming in late October...
Praying it will spike!!!! Lovey dubby
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tarev
Mar 17, 2016 11:26 AM CST
Ah okay, don't worry, typically, it will do the new spike around Fall season. It is either resting right now or redirecting its energies to new roots then new leaves. This would be a good time to check the condition of the roots and do a repot, if you have not done them yet since acquiring it.
Name: Annabelle
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TheOrchidGirl
Mar 17, 2016 11:41 AM CST
I'm actually considering mounting it. Any suggestions on where to buy cork, supplies, etc.?
I've never mounted before, so any info is helpful. Smiling
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tarev
Mar 17, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Contact Ken, he has that. Smiling

I don't mount mine, too dry in our area..if you got good humidity it is a very good way to grow them.
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