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Phalaenopsis fasciata 'Cinnabar' × self
Number: TN5209
Name: Phalaenopsis fasciata 'Cinnabar' × self
  Flasks are planted more sparsely than usual because the plants spread horizontally and would crowd each other too much.
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Charles Ufford
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). Steve Tatoul volunteered this cultural information to me about fasciata:
"I was having trouble growing a beautiful Phalaenopsis fasciata 'Orinda' AM/AOS. On my last visit to California I stopped in to see Dr. Maynard Michaels of Orchids Orinda. He was the person that introduced this cultivar to us all. I asked him how he grew it and he stated that the fasciata of course likes a cooler climate than my Florida greenhouse but more importantly that the fasciata likes to completely dry out between waterings. I moved the fasciata from the high humidity greenhouse to my porch and I began to allow the plant to completely dry out between waterings then drench it. The plant sat idle for one year and then kicked back into growth and is now growing quite nicely. The midsummer heat still causes some damage when temps get into the 90's but not too bad really. The plant has doubled in size now this year and is producing a keiki. Thank you Maynard and I hope this helps someone else turn a surviving fasciata into a thriving fasciata."
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized plant.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 90°F, nights 76°F; best fit is warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 87°F, nights 74°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 87°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of fasciata   From Latin "fasciatus" striped, bandaged. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Phalaenopsis   From Greek, "phalaina" moth; "-opsis" appearance. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of fasciata   fass-ee-AH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fail-eh-NOP-sis (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fal-eye-NOP-sis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: There were problems with this item and we weren't able to make any viable flasks.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: The Philippines, generally near rivers at elevations of 0-1500 ft. (0-457 m).
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