Phalaenopsis Mystic Princess Orchid Care & Culture

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Hybrid Name: Phalaenopsis Mystic Princess

Parents: Phal. Princess Kaiulani var. flava x Phal. cochlearis

Care Group: See Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

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Phalaenopsis Mystic Princess Care

Spikes began around the end of November (25th) and flowers began opening early spring (March 5). The spike took just over 3 months to grow from new spike to producing a flower—which is on the longer side. The spikes are more ridged and stick-like than other phals I’ve owned. I had 2 of 3 buds blast leading up to March, which I think was because I was spraying with soap-water and got some on the bud which caused it them to pop open early and abort.

Overall I haven’t had any issues with this orchid. I care for it the same way I do my other phals. The only difference is I’ve added an extra 30% ratio of large-size pumice with my standard orchid mix of bark and sphagnum moss.

The cochlearis half seems to have imparted a better tolerance to my alkaline tap water. It grew better roots over the winter than many of my other violacea hybrids. The roots are thin like mariae and the leaves are dark green with striations.

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Phalaenopsis Mystic Princess (cochlearis x Princess Kaiulani fma flava)