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Orchid finally decided to bloom?

Posted by westseattledeb z8 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 12, 10 at 13:56

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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RE: Orchid finally decided to bloom?

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.

RE: Orchid finally decided to bloom?

Very pretty ! they sure have a mind of their own :)

RE: Orchid finally decided to bloom?

It appears you have two different Phals growing.

Good growing,


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