Sunday, September 25, 2011


NOID PhalNOID Phal - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI get a lot of free Phal hybrids that originally came from Big Box. They are in a variety of conditions and seldom have tags. I usually don't add them to the catalog because I don't want to keep them.

I made an exception in this case because it still had buds when I got it and the roots look good. I put it outside with the Laelia anceps where the buds have developed and started to open. The flowers are about 1 1/2-inch wide. Small, but lots of them from the look of the old nodes on the stem. The flowers are pretty and I was able to get a nice picture.


  1. that is a pretty flower.
    I try to save as many of the free orchids I get. Even if they look hopeless. I think it is because I still have room in the greenhouse.
    I have learned to study the plants before they go in the greenhouse, those critters tend to hide and spread once they are in the greenhouse.
    how do you keep your Phals from roting in your greenhouse with the above irrigation?

  2. I keep the Phals from rotting by keeping them in the dry zone. They have been outside all summer. I don't do well with them even in Sonoma.