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Will it bloom again ?

This is a discussion on Will it bloom again ? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've had this phalaenopsis for quite a while (6 years) and it has flowered many ...

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    Question Will it bloom again ?

    I've had this phalaenopsis for quite a while (6 years) and it has flowered many times for me, it
    has recently sent out (2) spikes it bloomed on one and has a keikis on the other, I was happy to
    see it until a commercial orchid grower told me it will stop flowering now and that is why it is sending out a new plant. I was wondering if anyone has had this experience, I have had other plants send out keikis and still continued to bloom. I would hate to have it stop blooming since it
    is one of the first orchids I bought. Thanks Hank.......

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    A plant will use its instinct to reproduce based on conditions/ environment that it finds a threat and so reproduction aids survival of the species or gives a better chance. Dont quite agree with the statement of 'never bloom again', there is no exact science. the information you recieved was based on either an observation or experience of their own and has somewhat concluded that it is a final outcome. More an opinion than fact, advice comes from the profferings of experience based on individ learning curves. Opinions and facts often collide. Ones skills as a grower/ horticulturist etc is applicable here. Also maturity may produce colony or colonise.

    incorrect, irregular watering, feeding, temperatures (rest periods) and enviro fluctuations can influence kiki prdouction. Dend nobiles ( i think)
    could be wrong at this mo with kind, will kiki if to moist and warm during cool dry rest requirement often replacing bloom in some cases but old canes shouldnt be removed unless health issue as they can reflower kikis any age or not. Phals look fab when growing babies like a spider plant, very natural in a natural themed grow area. The correct requirements etc needs etc general guidance etc if observed will not rule out poss of re bloom. An orchid will not throw all chances away and will retain itself healthy as long as permitted. In our care though some rules do apply generally but most are customized and adjusted accordingly.

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    No, it won't quit blooming. In fact, when the main plant blooms often the keikei will bloom too. Wait until your keikei has a few roots that are 3-4 inches long and you can remove it and plant it in it's own pot. Just be patient, sometimes they grow slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    No, it won't quit blooming. In fact, when the main plant blooms often the keikei will bloom too. Wait until your keikei has a few roots that are 3-4 inches long and you can remove it and plant it in it's own pot. Just be patient, sometimes they grow slowly.
    As suggested, patience is key with orchid growing.

    cheers,
    BD

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