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How long until new phrag growths are ready to bloom?

This is a discussion on How long until new phrag growths are ready to bloom? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well a mini-grande would be welcome, but some other plant altogether, unless it was grande-esque ...

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    Well a mini-grande would be welcome, but some other plant altogether, unless it was grande-esque with long petals, I'd be quite annoyed. I love phrags anyway, so at this point I'm not too bothered - but if it comes out looking like a bessae, they'll be hearing from me (nothing against bessae's per se, but I like the long petaled phrags).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOHNnDC
    Well a mini-grande would be welcome, but some other plant altogether, unless it was grande-esque with long petals, I'd be quite annoyed. I love phrags anyway, so at this point I'm not too bothered - but if it comes out looking like a bessae, they'll be hearing from me (nothing against bessae's per se, but I like the long petaled phrags).
    Yes nothing wrong with a besseae or bess hybrids but you should get exactly what you paid for! It could still be a "mini Grande" and they should have been more upfront and honest about it being a mini Grande and not sell it as a regular Grande (which I'm not surprised at all).

    Keep us posted when it finally blooms as a mini Grande (hopefully!).

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    longifolium is hellishly variable. Some types get 4 feet across, while var. gracile might only be 12" across at maturity. Consequently, its hybrids may also vary accordingly. Light levels also play a large role in plant size. The same plant that might be 3 feet across grown in the shade may only be 16" across if given very high light (short of burning). Just some thoughts.

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    I hope my Phrag Sorcers Apprentice spikes soon as it has a 36" LS & 24" tall already.It,s wider than the East window.I bought 3 Phrag seedlings @ the same time(Phrag Petit Port ,Phrag Saint Ouen , Phrag Mont Fallu ) , i realised Phrag Mont Fallu can get pretty big but i didn,t expect the Sorcers apprentice would be such a beast.
    By the way there all grown in s/h & get full sun from early morning until noon.
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    I hope my Phrag Sorcerers Apprentice spikes soon as it has a 36" LS & 24" tall already.It,s wider than the East window.I bought 3 Phrag seedlings @ the same time(Phrag Petit Port ,Phrag Saint Ouen , Phrag Mont Fallu ) , i realised Phrag Mont Fallu can get pretty big but i didn,t expect the Sorcerers apprentice would be such a beast.

    By the way there all grown in s/h & get full sun from early morning until noon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    I hope my Phrag Sorcerers Apprentice spikes soon as it has a 36" LS & 24" tall already.It,s wider than the East window.I bought 3 Phrag seedlings @ the same time(Phrag Petit Port ,Phrag Saint Ouen , Phrag Mont Fallu ) , i realised Phrag Mont Fallu can get pretty big but i didn,t expect the Sorcerers apprentice would be such a beast.

    By the way there all grown in s/h & get full sun from early morning until noon.
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    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...ds/Phrags1.jpg
    Yes, Sorcerers Appr. can get HUGE and it also requires very very bright light. Even though your SA plant gets a few hours of sunlight, they still need very bright light the rest of the day to bloom to its full potential.

    If you think your plant is getting adequate lighting, then it is just not ready to spike yet but to me, it sounds like from your description and from your pic it looks like it is quite matured and ready to spike.

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