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    How easy are Paphs? I've seen them and like them alot.

    I've seen the opposite of herenothere. Most people seem I know fail with Phals but if they succeed it is often an Oncidium of sorts.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nflytrap @ Aug. 14 2006,12:20)]How easy are Paphs? I've seen them and like them alot.

    I've seen the opposite of herenothere. Most people seem I know fail with Phals but if they succeed it is often an Oncidium of sorts.
    im one of those! . yea phals dont like me very much i have Degamora(inter) and Miltondium(inter?) growing beautifuly bu my phals....one a leaf growth thats about it.
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    i have OK luck with Phals, had an unnamed Oncidium that was the most abused plant in my house and it flowered for me on each new growth which was every 3-4 months. most of my orchids now are small species that i put in my dart tanks. start with the cheap ones and than move on to what ever else you decide you like the look of.
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    Don't forget to look on the back shelf or table. Once they are done blooming stores may lower the price by 5o%.
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    Look around before jumping at the first 50% off orchid you see. That's the greatest discount the nearest HD will give, but others in the area cut deeper and so does the nearest Lowes. A nearby grocery store sometimes gets a few Phals and discounts them down to $2 - $4 after the blooms wilt. Phals bloom so long that it takes a lot of patience, but I always glance over to see if any have landed on the quick-sale cart.

    But if the discounted cost of a chain store orchid is much beyond $5, leave the plant there and place an order with Oak Hill Gardens instead. Oak Hill is the king of economical orchids; and with an awesome selection of species to boot. The website is at http://www.oakhillgardens.com/.
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    Thanks all for the info. I was reading through the culture sticky and I have a question.

    I found one halved off at a Super Wal-mart when I was on vacation in PA. I believe it's called the Spider Orchid, has yellow flowers with markings.

    Is it normal for Orchids to have exposed roots, especially at the surface (feeder roots?). Or is this a sign that it needs replanted? If it needs replanted I'm going to get some orchid bark and make a mix of bark, coco fiber and perlite.

    Thanks again.
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    Pots are for our conveinence. Not the orchid. You can;t keep many orchids in a pot easily. Its normal to see arial roots. Sometimes its a sign that the mix is too wet and they want to get dryer. As a general rule you should repotr anything you buy to check the root system anyway. Bark is a good base mix to start with and then modify it from there as you learn your growing conditions and habits. I will respond more after I have had some sleep.
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    i like the way aerial roots look. like a million earthworms crawling for attention

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