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Is branching genetic?

This is a discussion on Is branching genetic? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was just wondering if branching was a genetic trait in phals? I'm hoping that ...

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    Question Is branching genetic?

    I was just wondering if branching was a genetic trait in phals? I'm hoping that my Phalaenopsis amabilis will branch again when it sets spike.

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    Yes...some branch more than others. You can look up the parents and see what their growth habits are.

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    My amabalis didn't branch, but it had two spikes that bloomed for me for six months (don't know when it started blooming for the grower)!! Now it is getting a keiki Don't cut those spikes...

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    I have an interesting dendrobium out back. First EVER i've seen one branch like a phalaenopsis! Don't know what I did, the second spike is coming from a node on the bottom of the first flower spike.

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    hmmm interesting... hard or soft cane? do you have pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspatt View Post
    My amabalis didn't branch, but it had two spikes that bloomed for me for six months (don't know when it started blooming for the grower)!! Now it is getting a keiki Don't cut those spikes...

    Hey mspatt. I also had two spikes but on the other hand I choped them both off. I was kinda disappointed in myself ,after the fact, cause I didnt know at the time that it could rebloom or keiki. Six months is pretty good for one bloom. I have another phal thats on its second bloom this year for around 7 months now. All the best detaching that lil one(keiki)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtantaR View Post
    hmmm interesting... hard or soft cane? do you have pictures?
    It was a no name, and I haven't taken pics yet...it is my monster dendrobium I used for the repotting article way back. I sat it on the NW corner of the house, my east facing porch wasn't getting my dens to grow properly and they refused to bloom. They are burning now, but they are are blooming!
    I'll get pics soon....

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