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I have finally sucomed to another Phalaenopsis. About four years ago I got the table prize at an evening event, a white Phal with four three inch flowers. Since then it has put on seven new leaves and now flowers with nice five inch blooms. I have long been looking for something different to add to the one and only. Here it is. I am hoping that in a few years it will follow suit and with more leaves give larger flowers. I know it will not be as big as the white one but an extra inch would be nice.

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I know it is easy to look down on phals as second class orchids but there are some great colours and patterns around at very good prices. I have also found that there is some skill required to get the plants to grow on to produce larger plants with new spikes rather than letting them do their own thing. Take a good plant and make it better.
That one looks very good, and I resisted, right up until the end, to comment on your last sentence! :lol:

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Totally agree with Terry, I rarely look at Phals in the Garden Centre/DIY Store outlets now and couldn't see myself ever buying one of their Noids.
But every now and then, yet another "new" one like this appears which grabs your attention and just has to be taken home.
I bought a different Noid just a couple of weeks ago. :oops:

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I very much agree with you guys. As an orchid grower you just cannot avoid scanning them when you walk past them. I know it isn't quite the same but I succumbed yesterday to one that was bought from Popow orchids and is one of the highly scented species- bellina.
It likes it warm, more so than the hybrids but I am trying it in the warmest room in the house, the utility room where we keep the tumble drier and boiler. There is a windowsill that currently grows no orchids.....
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monocotman wrote:
I succumbed yesterday to one that was bought from Popow orchids and is one of the highly scented species- bellina.

I would have bought that one too, it wouldn't matter what it looked like but if it had that scent (a great selling point) it would now be in my grow-room!

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There is a commercial hybrid out there with great scent called 'lidoro'.
I had it a few years ago and lost it. Worth tracking down,
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There is a commercial hybrid out there with great scent called 'lidoro'. I had it a few years ago and lost it.

Ditto :lol:


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Liodoro is a great hybrid. My plant is budding on four spikes as we speak.

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Totally agree with the comments here. Its so easy to be jaded about phals now they are everywhere and so cheap, but good ones are still beautifully shaped and there are some stunning varieties about.
My wife enjoys pointing out that while my expensive paphs almost never flower (and then with only one or two blooms) the phals she picked up for a fiver from Tesco are in almost permanent bloom. Our big white NOID just finished a 15 bloom spike, and the dark purple one looks like its might top it. Happy about it, but also a little indignant...


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We get sniffy about noID Phals, yet I don't know a single grower who doesn't have at least one or two in their collection that they can't bear to get rid of!

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Liodoro is a great hybrid. My plant is budding on four spikes as we speak.

Lucky, lucky Kev ! :thumbup: .....even without the scent it's a beautifully coloured phal and agree with yours and Chris's comments,
I think I may sound a bit "sniffy" about Noids sometimes but as Chris says, there are some real crackers that appear (like Steve's above) and I've more than one or two in my collection so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about after all :crazy:
Even now I'm thinking about buying one I hovered over a couple of days ago, it is one of the clearest yellow's I've ever seen with a red lip ( :? if it's still there?)

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Steve - I've had it since about 2013 when I dabbled in selling a few plants myself. I kept one. Not sure if it is still being commercially grown but it would be a shame if it isn't as its a good performer with (relatively) simple parentage.

I do have noID Phals that are a good deal older than that, and a few that i have no idea on the origin of. They don't get space in my growroom but seem perfectly happy as houseplants so everybody wins!

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stevek wrote:
monocotman wrote:
There is a commercial hybrid out there with great scent called 'lidoro'. I had it a few years ago and lost it.

Ditto :lol:


By spooky co-incidence just browsing the new arrivals on Schwerter's website - just in, Phal.liodora! (If anyone is looking.)


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