Phals under ice
I just heard somebody make the statement to add ice to your phals. Since then I have heard mention of it two more times. Looking in the computer I find a site called orchids under ice. They claim they are getting flowering by adding 3 ice cubes once a week to their Phalaenopsis. They are doing this in place of watering. I have heard different reasons. One being is the temperature change stimulates flowering. I can go along with that one I know they need temperature change. The other being it stops roots growth and makes all the energy go to flowering. Not to sure about that one. I once had a Phal that was in flower for two years when the flowers started falling so did the plant it had put so much energy into flowering it died. I have not found anything about when you stop adding ice. Do you still add ice once after they start flowering. And is this the only water they are getting. I am going to take 3 of my Phals add ice just to see what happens.