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Phalaenopsis has me stunned!

This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis has me stunned! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Long story short .. This Phal was producing a spike around May when one day ...

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    Default Phalaenopsis has me stunned!

    Long story short ..

    This Phal was producing a spike around May when one day the shelf collapsed and she went flying against the wall with objects crushing her. This left her with a broken leaf and several other splits on remaining leaves. Of course her spike was also snapped. I was devestated no doubt. So i let her rest gave her plenty of light and feed that she likes thinking that i will let her focus on growing more leaves and then she can flower next year then today to my VERY BIG surprise.....

    She has a new spike... I can't believe she is wanting to flower after her big fall .... I gues she must carry on with her rhythem and flower hope this will not take a toll on her vegetative health. Are Phals so amazin???

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    that's pretty cool. orchids are a bit tougher than we think sometimes. good save.

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    Remarkable recovery! Congrats.

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    Good luck with that. She is a determined lady!

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    Awesome! Fortunately you do have a good big plant left, even after the fall, so she should be able to support flowers. Maybe the shock will cause her to throw you a keiki too!

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    They are resilient plants and this one is rewarding you for your good care. Congrats

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    I'm sure it has to do with your good care habits as much as the quality of the orchid itself. Congratulations!

    cheers,
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    This has happened to me several times, either the wind will knock them down, or my lovely kitties will, I understand you 100%!! I have a compact Phal that has done this too. Mother nature's extra gift of course!! Congratulations and enjoy!!

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