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New-ish Phal. starting another spike...

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    Default New-ish Phal. starting another spike...

    So, the backstory - I bought a phal. about 1.5 months ago (two, really, as they were both in one pot to my luck, but that's another story) and I repotted it immediately, because we all know how wonderfully boxstores take care of orchids. I enjoyed the flowers for about a week but decided it would be best to cut the spike and allow the plant to get settled into it's new home and gain some strength. Now, the roots weren't awful (surprisingly enough) and the plant itself was in pristine shape. As a matter of fact, the roots have taken off even more (I had a peak below the medium) and it's growing a new leaf. So, should I allow the spike to grow and let the plant do what it wants? Or should I cut it off early and give the plant time to prosper even more? I suppose with all the roots it has, no loss of turgidity in leaves and the fact that it's growing a new leaf it should be as happy as clam and essentially is telling me "Hell no, I ain't done lookin' pretty you fool!".

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    Let it grow. It sounds very healthy to me. Enjoy the spike and blooms to follow.


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