I have spikes!
I am so excited that 2 of my phal orchids have spikes! I have no idea what I have done "right", and I can't believe I actually have 2 orchids out of 4 with spikes.
I have soooo many questions that I could ask of the experts on here as to
Ight, temp, fertilizer, etc. but, yet I have SPIKES! Apparently, I have done something right, I just don't know what. I am certainly am amateur with orchids.
I also have one that has rebloomed by me cutting at the nodes after it originally flowered, that was certainly sheer luck, but I was happy that it happened.
I was using Grow 7-9-5 as my fertilizer , then I read here that I should use a balanced fertilizer to promote spikes. I recently bought Jacks 30-10-10 but I'm Leary of using it, since the Grow must have been what helped set the spikes.
Should I continue to fertilize with Grow or lay off for now? Should I switch to the Jacks? On my orchids that are blooming, should I not fertilize until they'd are done blÃ¯Â¿Â½oming?
My orchids are in bark, I water or ice them once a week, fertilize every other time w/ half strength or a little higher.