Orchid finally decided to bloom?

westseattledebAugust 12, 2010

I know this is a pretty common orchid, but I've had it for 5 years and it has never bloomed (other than when it was given to me in bloom) until this year. It bloomed several months ago and when I cut off the stem of the spent blooms, it immediately sent up another stem that is now multi branched with 24 buds.

The only difference is we replaced our windows with Low E this past Winter. Is the reduced UV the reason this has suddenly taken off?


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nice blooms. i had similar thing happen to me. i bought a phal. in 2004 in spike which promply blasted after receiving the plant. this past year it finally bloomed for 8 months after having been relocated to about a foot away from the south facing window for about 2 years.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 8:19PM
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Very pretty ! they sure have a mind of their own :)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 3:22PM
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It appears you have two different Phals growing.

Good growing,


    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 11:05PM
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