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Phal pod - lost :-((

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    Default Phal pod - lost :-((

    Can anyone tell me why my phal lost his pod after about 2 and a half month?
    There was no warning for this and now the mother-plant is in bloom.
    Here are the photos:







    Thank you!

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    It is hard to say why , sometimes a plant will do that , I have read on some if selfed that might happen . Or might be a genetic glitch . Just guesses . Gin

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    I had that happen to several plants I crossed just for fun. Quite disappointing -- just when you are all excited over what appears to be 'success', it aborts

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    Have a few pods on the go as well worried this might happen

    Best of luck with your next batch!

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    I have had that happen but only when crossing with other plants within the genre but not when just crossing with phals,I think it is something to do with your culture.
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    Was there a temp change? That might have stressed the plant and caused the abortion of the pod.

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