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 Post subject: Re: Phal violacea v alba per Michael Ooi
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:03 pm 
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I am glad you pinned this one Peter. I run my phal house very cold in the fall and early winter. Last year I ran it with the thermostat set in the low 40's for 6 – 8 weeks. For the last couple of years before that, it had been set in the mid 40’s. Running this cold is playing with fire and no you should not try this, but if you know what you are doing, most of your plants will survive. No matter what you do, after a while you are going to start losing some plants. The first to go are the violaceas. Next some of the violaceas hybrids will start showing leaf damage. Violacea hybrids show damage and die by cross. While some of the crosses are almost as sensitive to the cold as straight violacea, I have never seen damage on others such as (violacea X equestris). Anyways, I traded for a violacea v alba at a show 3 or 4 years ago. Just bumped into that plant yesterday and guess what. The leaves were fat, happy, and pristine; and it had a cute spike just coming above the leaves. Ooi may not know how to tell the different between a Phalaenopsis Penang Jewel from an albino Phalaenopsis violacea but I sure do.


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 Post subject: Re: Phal violacea v alba per Michael Ooi
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:09 pm 
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I don't know how many 'pure' Phal violacea var alba there is. They are difficult to grow and it's fair to say most of the awarded - many flowers Phal violacea var alba today are really Phal Penang Violacea.

Most recently we have Phal amboinensis flava. So it is used to pair with Phal violacea var alba to produce Phal Princess Kaiulani (flava). In reality this is probably Phal amboinensis x Penang Violacea.

Some of these Phal Princess Kaiulani flava are traded as Phal amboinensis flava.

I'm convinced this is why Phal Mambo flava (amboinensis flava x mannii flava) has short spikes like Phal micholitzii, when Phal amboinensis flava used is Phal Princess Kaiulani flava. Neither species have short spikes with buds forming at leaf base.

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