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Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Jul 27, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Oh Phal oh Phal. This was my first plant obsession 10 years ago. At the hightnof my addiction, I had 37 of them. They do well until I start repotting them and they just die on me.

I was left with 5 and this spring I attached them on my plumeria and they are now starting to peel back up. One even started having a baby. Except that I might have to move it again because the plumeria i attached them to is dying from too much rain. Thumbs down
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
Jul 27, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Ursula !!! Wow now we are talking....I want that !!!! I can't wait for my plants to show me some color...Absolutely beautiful Thank you for sharing....
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Aug 6, 2016 12:10 PM CST
I put all of my phals outside for the summer. The other day, I noticed that something had chewed one of them to the point where there were literally no leaves left. Sighing! Anyway, I removed it from the pot, cleaned up what was left and repotted with the crown sitting high. Any chance that it will come back?
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 6, 2016 1:01 PM CST
Well, miracles do happen, especially with plants, Rick. Keep an eye on it for the rest of the summer, and if no leaves appear when it's time to come indoors I'd ditch it.

Possibly a slug or snail found it, so I'd maybe think about putting out some bait, if you see any holes in the leaves of the other plants.
Elaine

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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Aug 6, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Those roots look pretty good. Keep it in the shade. And you may get a leaf.

Jim
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 6, 2016 1:14 PM CST

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Rick, I think Elaine is more optimistic than I am! Smiling
I am thinking crown rot set in and that plant is toast.
In nature these plants grow tilted, so that the water/rain can easily drain away from the plant and not sit in the crown and start fouling. Keeping them straightened out in their pots is not a good thing! Better to tilt the pot somewhat! When we keep them inside we can tissue out any water from the crown with a paper towel corner.
I had once turn a Phal overnight outside to a foul watery mush not having it tilted.

Edited - Jim and I cross posted! If you have plenty room, as we say "it doesn't eat any bread", sure - hang on to it until you are sure it doesn't recover.
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Aug 6, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Thanks all! Tilting it is! Thank You!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 8, 2016 8:33 AM CST

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I am in the process of going through thousands of pictures, I came across this one from 2002. Smiling
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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Aug 8, 2016 11:07 AM CST
Great picture!
lindsey
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 8, 2016 11:09 AM CST
I agree And also such a beautiful Phal.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." โ€“Winston Churchill
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 8, 2016 11:47 AM CST

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Smiling
pretty pink!
I think this may have been the plant I swiped by accident off the Waldor Orchids' table at a show and snapped off the tip of the spike. Mr. Off didn't think I had to buy the plant, but I disagreed. I had it for a couple of years.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Aug 8, 2016 1:56 PM CST
And just like the rest of us, you've only gotten better with age. Thumbs up

Jim
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 8, 2016 1:58 PM CST

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Smiling at Jim!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 17, 2016 6:42 AM CST

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And more questions about Phals answered here
The thread "Phals" in Orchids forum
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 18, 2016 5:42 PM CST

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And we have a cute mini Phal here
The thread "Small orchid question" in Orchids forum
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 19, 2016 3:45 PM CST

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Another Phal question
Is this a virus?
The thread "Is this a virus? And how to disinfect your cutting tools" in Orchids forum
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 19, 2016 3:54 PM CST

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I have a question. If we know we have a Phal and have a question about it or wish to relate something about a Phal, couldn't we please post it here?
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 19, 2016 4:21 PM CST
I tried, Ursula, I tried! Early on in the thread Phals I posted the link to this thread and suggested the OP come over here to get more answers. Didn't work.

Hmm. Seems like the only way to 'redirect' phal questions would be to move the original question over here (cut and paste?) provide a link to here, explain the move and then lock the new thread that originally had the question.

All you need to say is "all questions about Phals - go here".
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 19, 2016 4:28 PM CST

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Oh Elaine, Cinta and Lisa are off the hook, they didn't know!

I think from now on I will do exactly that! Thanks Elaine!
Name: Mike S
GEORGIA (Zone 7b)
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Aug 19, 2016 9:49 PM CST
Ursula...I am sorry I started another thread. Sad Mike
HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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