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Producing show phals in Asia

This is a discussion on Producing show phals in Asia within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I thought this was an interesting tidbit of information. The speaker at our orchid society ...

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    Default Producing show phals in Asia

    I thought this was an interesting tidbit of information. The speaker at our orchid society meeting this month, just returned from a huge international orchid show in Malaysia. He said that growers in Asia will keep phalaenopsis warm enough (day and night) so that the plants don't bloom for two or more years. He didn't give actual temperatures. This apparently builds blooming potential. Then, a few moths before the show, they drop the temperature to induce blooming. This produces huge spikes with many more flowers than normal.

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    Interesting info. Of course, I am not patient enough to deliberately delay blooming, But, cool info!

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    Step two, as I understand, is to maintain maximum growing temperatures below 80f; this apparently keeps the plant producing flower buds. (above 80f stimulates vegetative growth and inhibits bud production)

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    Most of the big grows doing the same procedure, this is the simplest way to make bloom all the plants same time..

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    Guys this has been already published a few years back in the AOS Magazine in a 4 part article series, it is available freely on the net, and is the BIBLE of Phalaenopsis cultivation, here are the links to the research and step by step guide.

    Part 1
    http://www.hrt.msu.edu/faculty/Runkl...sis_Part_1.pdf

    Part 2

    http://www.hrt.msu.edu/faculty/Runkl...sis_Part_2.pdf

    Part 3

    https://sharepoint.agriculture.purdu...20Part%203.pdf

    And finally Part 4 which has the complete production schedule.

    https://sharepoint.agriculture.purdu...20Part%204.pdf

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