Zone 5 phals spiking?
Hello all. As I moved all the orchids inside and enjoying several blooms on dendrobium, catts, oncidium, and vandas; I can't help but wonder what's up with the phals? For some reason, I think I should have spikes on the 20+ phals that I have. For the rest of you in IL, IN, IA, are your phals doing anything??
This summer they were in a "summer house" (shed with windows and a spa) with extremely bright light (I used to keep all phals in the N window of my city apartment - since moved so the orchids are with my parents, much to their dismay). The orchids in the city bloomed from Thanksgiving to Easter more or less, and this year, after impressive growth, nothing. I have been pushing the light limits so to speak with all orchids the last year or two and the results are impressive, every orchid flowered, except the old standby phals (which bloom for me every year for the last 4 yeas around this time).
I am thinking that since my dendrobiums were off by 3 months this year (they always flowered in June/July, this year they are flowering now!). Every other orchid seems to be on its own schedule (especially some catts), but the phals were always so dependable - even though they had plenty nights where it was cool and the windows in the summerhouse (contains a spa - so it is also humid) were left open. Any ideas ??