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 Post subject: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy' - my favorite Phalaenopsis species

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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 pm 
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How old is the plant? Also, how important is having them mounted? Would love to get some but not at all sure it would live.


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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
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UR1 wrote:
How old is the plant? Also, how important is having them mounted? Would love to get some but not at all sure it would live.


I grew this plant from 5 inch leaf span since year 2000. Over time these larger plants are somewhat problematic mounted because they are not getting enough water. The base of the leaves, stem are further away from the original tree fern plaque. I had done some modification to couple - place the tree fern plaque inside of a plastic flat try - and try to pile up some cedar mulch to keep the humidity/moisture around the roots longer.

It is not important to keep Phal gigantea mounted. They grow very well in pots. Ken Avant is perhaps the best grower of Phal gigantea and his are thriving in pots. I also believe that growing in pots will allow the plants receive more nutrient than mounted.

I chose to mount mine because potted plants would be forgotten sitting on the bench. I think there are growers in Europe who were successful in keeping this species indoor. If there is a will there is a way. You need to be able to provide this species warmth preferably 65-70F minimum year round. Good air movement is a must - as in nature this species get lots of air so it doesn't rot as easily. If culture condition isn't met, this species will develop rot and die very quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Thanks Peter.


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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
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This is absolutely beautiful, great growing Peter!

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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
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Talk about a kid in a candy store. Spectacular, Peter!!


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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
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is the gigantea hybrid easier to take care for home/indoor grower such as gigabell or others?


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 Post subject: Re: Phalaenopsis gigantea 'Pylo's Candy'
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In my opinion primaries and higher hybrids are easier, but keep in mind they also grow big over the years. I also grow my pure Phal. gigantea inside, in a room and under artificial light (T5 - lightcolor 865) - and they grow and flower. They are potted in substrate mix with big bark chunks. Quick dry and wet circle.
Maybe try Mok Choi Yew (violacea x gigantea) for the beginning? They are beautiful and I think quite easy to grow. Maybe Peter has some more input for you :) - or something in his shop for you :D

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