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How to make Phals bloom?

This is a discussion on How to make Phals bloom? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; i would like to ask....how to make phalaenopsis bloom...i give them a fan since they ...

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    i would like to ask....how to make phalaenopsis bloom...i give them a fan since they are indoor...give them water every week....begin march i gave them fertilizer while they're growing and develop buds...three weeks fertilizer and the last fourth week is just plain water...i mixed the soluble fertilizer with rain water....i misty spray them with rain water every morning when i wake up...give them air fro fan to avoid roots rotting...their leaves are so healthy and keeps on growing like a donkey ears...but not all of them are blooming...in one pot you only see three flowers but very big in another pot another five flowers seems very healthy but not all the phalaenopsis orchids i have are blooming...the phaleanopsis in the nursery or plant shops are different how they can turn their orchids in blooming a lot.....thanks hope to hear from you

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    I am also awaiting expert knowledge on ho growers initiate flower spikes all year round?

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    Be sure to read the articles in the orchid article library on phalaenopsis orchids.

    Growing the Phalaenopsis Orchid


    What is a Phalaenopsis supposed to look like?


    Also check out the RVO Orchid Care Pages


    Usually it is a light issue that keeps an orchid that is mature enough to bloom from blooming. If your plants are growing wide leaves this could be the issue. Are they very dark green or do they appear light green in color? If not light, then perhaps your phals need a cool-down during the winter months to initiate a spike. Good luck.

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    Thank you both articles most useful

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    Most Phal initiate spike during fall (that is the standard big white, pink, etc). The violacea group, the flower that looks more like star shape (or any of their hybrids) can initiate spike any time of the year, but usually during warmer months like spring and summer. =)
    You also got to remember, most are climate controlled to bloom anytime of the year, but once the plant is brought into a house, the blooming pattern fall back to above.

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