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stalled phal spike

This is a discussion on stalled phal spike within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone -- There's been a nub of a spike -- just big enough to ...

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    Hi everyone --
    There's been a nub of a spike -- just big enough to see it's a spike and not a root -- on one of my phals for months and months, and it's not growing or dying or doing anything. I don't think it's ever going to do anything.

    Does anyone know what would cause it to stall? Plants all around it are spike and blooming, and I'm stumped (pun intended)


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    Try changing some of its conditions: give a little more light, turn it to face a different direction, or repot it. A lot of times, the "little stress" from those kinds of changes is enough to get a stalled spike going again.

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    I have a phal schilleriana that have stalled spike for over one month. It was growing outside and when the nub appeared in late September, I brought it inside. The spike immediately stopped growing. Thinking it doesnt like its environment,(hubby also smoke in the same room) I put it back outside again few days ago. The spike shoot up like a rocket, lol. It is now more than an inch long compared to 1 cm for over one month.

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