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This is a discussion on flower spike within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; am just wondering, could someone tell me how long it takes for a flower to ...

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    Talking flower spike

    am just wondering, could someone tell me how long it takes for a flower to bloom from a flower spike? hehe

    am a novice and one of my plant has the flower spike for i think a couple of weeks now. am so excited already to see it bloom.

    btw my plant is a dendrobium phal type i think. thank you in advance.

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    Anywhere from 2 to 3 months. Could be longer or shorter depending on the type of dend and the growing conditions.

    Keep up patience! Watching spikes bloom seem to take forever, lol !

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    I heard an interesting tidbit from a Bermudian friend who's a landscape architect. He said that the longer a spike takes to form, the longer you can expect the bloom to last.

    I hadn't thought of that before. What do you guys think??

    Julie

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    Thanks Lily!
    That is why I bought Ortho Book of Orchids so while mine are not in bloom yet I just flip on the pages and imagine my orchids would look like them. hehe Giving me hope and more patience. hehehe

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    Aaah...finally it has bloomed. I know this is just one NOID dendrob but still as a newbie am just so proud to show my baby. I hope this would stay long in bloom.

    Would be more happy if there's an ID.
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    Ewbie newbie... that is one gorgeous Dendrobe! Nice colour, so dark! And well done for flowering it!

    cheers
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    Very nice indeed! Bravo! Dend. blooms tend to last a long time. They are very thick and waxy. Your bloom is beautiful. Very nice color and shape!

    Cheers!
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    Congratulations!! I've been growing orchids for years and never had a dend bloom for me until this year. Mines green with a sort of red-purple center. but I bought it with a bud of a spike started, so I can't really take credit for doing anything other than keeping it alive long enough to bloom

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    thank you so much for all your comments and help
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    It is beautiful ! love the colors Gin

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