phal didn't bloom as she used to

ice_cream_lover(Mexico)March 16, 2012

Hello everyone! I got a question: My phals are blooming and one of them didn't bloom as much as she used to. During the years she got 2 keikis and bloomed around 12 flowers per stem. The mother phal got 2 stems. Last year began to grow another keiki, so I got 4 pahls in one, that youngest keiki is also blooming, but the mother phal this year didn't havethe ampunt of flowers that she used to.

Do you have any idea what's going on ? Did I do something wrong ?

Are there many keikis for one mother phal?

Thanks, Alma

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Darlene (GreenCurls)(6a)

Hi Alma, I recently went to a grower's talk who addressed this issue. He advised removing keikis from mother phals because they take her energy away. Therefore she may not bloom in the following seasons. You may want to try removing the keikis and potting them up separately.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 10:54AM
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ice_cream_lover(Mexico)

Hi! thank you for answering. Do you have any idea how to separate a phal keiki?
The mother phal's roots are really tangle with her 3 keiks ? Should I cut the youngest keiki's root to repot it ? Should I repot her 3 keikis ?

Thanks for your help!
Alma

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 3:44PM
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Darlene (GreenCurls)(6a)

Can you post a picture of the mother and the keikis?

I am not sure the best way to separate the keikis if they are not on an old flower spike. But posting a picture may help to generate some more suggestions for you to consider.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 4:53PM
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