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How long to let Phal bloom

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    Default How long to let Phal bloom

    Hello,
    This is my first orchid and has bloomed every year for the past 10 years but this year the blooms seem to keep on coming. It has been in bloom since September \ October and more are still coming. Here is a pic, thanks for any advice.
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    I like the speckles. I have one that is getting ready to bloom any day now. Colors are similar to yours but the splotches are bigger. Congrats on growing this so well that it reblooms every year for you!

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    That looks like a very strong and healthy Phal just allow it to do it's thing i would say. I bought a Phal last year in July and it is still blooming a lot of the flowers have dropped but are replaced by new ones. Today i notice the tip of its spike swelling perhaps ready for more blooms. I do notice that the flowers are closer together rather than more evenly spaced out as if the spike is not extending the length as much perhaps of its age??

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    As long as the plant looks healthy, no worries about the length of bloom time. Some phals bloom for seven or eight months. Good growing.

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    Very nice!
    i once had a Phal bloom for 9 months without a single bloom falling of!
    My friends even wondered if it was plastic... LOL!
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    As long as it wants to!!!! If the plant is healthy, I'd not interfere with what it wants to do! Your phal is cute as candy!

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    If anything you should take credit and whatever you do dont change it! I have two plants that have become 'oldreliables' like yours and there is not one bit of experienced or general care advice about that matches that of what these two recieve. Have not seen that flower/colour/pattern type about amongst the unstoppable noid phal march!

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    Thanks for all the responses

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    Hi John, I also have a phal. that just will not stop blooming. It's a phal. Be Tris Newberry, it has been in bloom since spring and has sent another spike this winter, the original spike got so long that I had to put a loop in it (not to attractive) if you look at the bottom right of plant there is another spike coming. I might cut the original spike when the third one gets alittle larger.
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    you're not alone.here's my husband's phal from his birthday in October.till now no one drop.i only check up the root and told my husband to water it.the moss still in the pot and some new leaf coming out .


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