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By Buzby28

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

l was wondering if anyone knows anything about a Philliopsis sprite please....l bought one a while ago and it is now losing the flowers......if l cut the dead flowers off will it flower again from the little things that are growing between the stem and leaves...Thanks..




Do you mean Phaleanopsis, an orchid, Buzby? If you do, repost your question spelling it right - what I know about orchids could be written on the head of a pin and still leave room to spare, but there are people on here who do know about them.

27 Apr, 2010


Hi Bamboo that is definitely how it is spelt as l copied it off the label that was in the plant......l have looked through all my gardening books but cannot find it looks like some sort of heatherish plant (although l have never had heathers before) it needed ericaceous soil and it has lovely pink bells on it...........Thanks for the reply anyway...

28 Apr, 2010


Okay, got it on line, though not the "sprite" part - type Philliopsis into the google box and you should find Phoenix, a plant company - this shrub likes acid soil, good rock garden plant, is a cross between two different plants. Whether that will help with your original question, I can't say, but I'd shear it over if the flowers are finished.

28 Apr, 2010


Thanks Bamboo That helps a lot..........l shall look on google......

29 Apr, 2010

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