Friday, July 15, 2011

Phal Taisuco Swan x Taisuco Mercy

Phal growing a new leaf

Phals don't do well in my greenhouse, but that doesn't mean I can't try. This one had lost all its leaves and I have been seeing if I can get it going again.

This Phal is one of those you see with the cascade of big white flowers. Well worth trying to get to make a comeback. The plant is mounted on cork bark. Now that summer is here, it is getting watered daily.

I am pretty sure that it is growing an new leaf, not forming a basal keiki. I will have to wait a bit to see, but it is an important difference.


  1. It looks like a new leaf to me. I know, I know...what do I know, right? I know I've watched my phal grow one whole new leaf since January and it is now growing another one!

  2. I agree, I think it is a new leaf. It is just that bring back a Phal that has lost all its leaves seems like more of an accomplishment than getting a basal keiki started. :}

    I think a big factor is having all the roots in the light. Phal roots will act as leaves to a certain extent if they have light.