Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By Monks-in-Miami
  • 2 Post By chemist
  • 2 Post By raybark

How do I get this phal to rebloom?

This is a discussion on How do I get this phal to rebloom? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; At the supermarket today someone had returned this orchid because "something was wrong with it." ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Monks-in-Miami is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Monique
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Posts
    181

    Default How do I get this phal to rebloom?

    At the supermarket today someone had returned this orchid because "something was wrong with it." It seemed to me and the cashier that he had bought it and left it in the car (temp today was 90!) and the blooms wilted; everything else about it is very healthy. Anyway, I convinced the store manager to sell it to me at the bargain price of $5. How can I get it to rebloom? I've read that you can cut the spikes below the last flower and it may bloom from the same spike relatively soon. Should I cut the blooms off or just let them fall? Cut spikes off or leave them? Thanks for any feedback.

    Name:  Winn Dixie noID 9-11-15.JPG
Views: 231
Size:  45.4 KB

    Name:  Winn Dixie noID2 9-11-15.JPG
Views: 232
Size:  34.4 KB

  2. #2
    chemist's Avatar
    chemist is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Svetlana
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, catts, catasetums
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    463
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    in your case I would probably cut below first flower. There is no guarantee it will develop spike from nodes left below any time soon. Plant will need to go throw period of cooler temps to get it bloom.
    Also you have to keep in mind growers control temp to make them bloom at the time they want to sell it to you any time in flowers. usually phals start to bloom late winter - early spring.

    there are debates to cut it completely or not. Some say leave it on some say cut. I noticed in my phals when I cut old spike they produced new one same size and amout of flowers. on ones I left spike on it did produced new spike from node but it was shorter with only few flowers on it.

  3. #3
    ksriramkumar is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda, Phals & Dendrobium
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Bangalore,India
    Posts
    6,795
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Excellent suggestion from my friend Svetlana. Nourish it back with your TLC and sure it would rebloom from the internode of the spike or a new one.

  4. #4
    raybark's Avatar
    raybark is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ray Barkalow
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Oak Island NC
    Posts
    1,274

    Default

    I wouldn't be too concerned about reblooming it yet. That plant lost the blossoms due to improper culture - they're all limp - not due to normal senescence, which would have started at the bottom of the spike and worked its way up over several weeks.

    I suggest that your better course of action would be to repot it into a much larger pot, with nice, fresh mix, and make sure it gets plenty of water without water logging it.

  5. #5
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I would also repot and cut off those old spikes.



    cheers,
    BD

  6. #6
    Monks-in-Miami is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Monique
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Posts
    181

    Default

    Thanks for all the input. Some of the innnermost roots were in pretty bad shape so I just cleaned it up, and then mounted it on a robellini palm in the front yard. Will see how it does.

Similar Threads

  1. NoID Phal 1st Rebloom
    By 78Terp in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2015, 09:42 AM
  2. First rebloom of this Phal
    By sand_tiger86 in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: May 23rd, 2012, 08:17 PM
  3. My 1st ever rebloom Phal
    By scotkat in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: March 20th, 2011, 03:15 PM
  4. Can you rebloom a phal from the same spike?
    By poetiscariot in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 2nd, 2010, 01:06 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.