Submitted by Name: Tarmann, Hain From: North Borneo E-mail: Contact
im an amature orchid grower and i just begin to collect some of orchid genuses. I would like to ask you a few orchid species native from my land for identification but i dont know how to sent you those pictures.
And i want to ask can orchid be hybridised between genuses instead of species? E.g. Phal. amabilis x Dendrobium anosmum. Please give your answer to my email too.
Admin reply: Thanks for signing my Guestbook, I'm always please to read from people around the earth!
As for your question on hybridizing, you can hybridize between genus but not between all genus. The cross between Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium isn't possible, but you can cross Phalaenopsis, with Vanda, Aerides, Arachnis, Ascocentrum and many other genus. You can see a quite complete list of intergenerics hybrids in the following file : http://www.orchidsaustralia.com/download_genu stab.pdf
As for sending me pictures, I have send an email to the email address you give me.
Added: November 10, 2014
Submitted by Name: Foo From: Upstate New York
Comments: Thank you so much for the effort you put in this website. I bought an orchid for my girlfriend and was trying to find out exactly what species it was. It was a hybrid which made it difficult to find anywhere else on the web but this website is very thoroughly made. Again, thank you and everyone like you who take the time for things like these
Added: September 5, 2014
Submitted by Name: Barry Bair From: Maryland U.S. E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hello just starting out looking 2 get some good info. that will help me with my new Phalaenopsis hybrid orchid. is there any thing i should know about the Care i need 2 give 2 my new p.h.o Thank you.
Comments: Thank you for this wonderful site! Great to see the world of Phals in very comprehensive way! Romeo
Added: May 2, 2014
Submitted by Name: Judy Hartmann From: Clearwater B.C. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I received a Phalaenopsis orchid as a memorial gift remembering my father who loved orchids of any variety. I'd like to know how to keep it alive and care for it so it keeps blooming for a long time.
Comments: Hi, thanks for the site, i love all the photos of phal flowers in one spot. Has given me some motivation to grow the collection.
Admin reply: Thanks for the kind comments. I hope to see pictures from your collection later!
Added: April 10, 2014
Submitted by Name: Deb From: Newark, DE E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have a phal amboinensis that I bought 3 or more years ago at a auction held by the Delaware Orchid Society. The orchid was in bloom when I purchased it so I knew how unusual it was but I didn't know that the flower spike should not be cut back when it is finished blooming. Fortunately, I just watched it after the last flower dropped and the spike didn't turn brown so I left it alone. Soon, I noticed that it had begun to grow again and it has bloomed 2 or 3 times again since I bought it. Just recently, I noticed a new spike coming from the base of the plant and several weeks later, I noticed a second new spike. The second spike now has a bud on it and I can't wait to see if more than 1 of the spikes will bloom at the same time!! I am so addicted!!
Admin reply: Great you didn't cut the spike. Many Phals. species are blooming for years on a spike. Don't cut it unless you want the plant to get stronger.
Congratulations for growing your amboinensis so well.