Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Noid phal slows down, shows sign of dehydration

Noid phal

     I haven't posted much recently, because not much has happened recently.  Most of my orchids are currently growing new roots and leaves.  

     My smaller noid, on the other hand, seems to have gone into a rather pronounced rest period.  Its water consumption has declined (as seen by the time it takes for the media to dry out), but at the same time many of its oldest leaves are wrinkling and preparing to shed. It still has a new leaf growing, but the rate of growth is significantly slower than it was for the previous leaf.  I'm trying to navigate a rather confusing line between under- and over-watering.

Moss on an former orchid mount

     In fact the greatest amount of activity I've had has been from my moss, which has produced a fresh layer of new growth.  It looks bright green and fluffy.  At some time in the future I may use this mount for one of my orchids.

Moss looks pretty cool from up close


  1. That moss looks just gorgeous, so green and fresh, just like a piece of enchanted forest on the mount.
    How is your phal gigantea seedling doing? I just got one too, decided to give it another try.

    1. Hi,

      That's cool that you decided to bend your "mature plants only" rule, and get a seedling too. Was it the Hausermann's one, or from somewhere else?

      Mine is doing just fine. The new leaf is growing at a nice pace, and is almost half the length of the older leaves. All the foliage has an interesting silvery hue to it.

  2. Hahaha, I bend that rule quite often.
    No, mine is not from Hausermann, I don't think they would ship to Canada.
    Considering the prices on mature plants - seedling would do for now.
    It is great that yours is growing at a good pace! Good luck to you too.