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Phal in spike...now what

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    Default Phal in spike...now what

    I have a quick question, and knowing the caliber of the forum it should have a quick answer.

    I have several Phals and wanted to see if I could get them to bloom again. Because they were growing well inside, but still not blooming, I put one outside to see if the change in temperature would make it bloom. To my surprise after about a month a spike began to form. The spike is ~10 inches long now, and I was wondering if I should leave it outside, or bring it back inside? (I'm in Southern California so temperatures at night are low 50s to mid 40s)

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    i would bring them in, as it is so dry around here and it is gonna get into the low 30s by the end of the week... just make sure they are getting good light while inside

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    You should be fine bringing them inside. Congratulation on the spike. Some of those phals need a cool down to initiate the spike, so good work!

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    Thanks for the advise, I will definitely bring it in and if it actually puts out some flowers I'll post some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddhb View Post
    Thanks for the advise, I will definitely bring it in and if it actually puts out some flowers I'll post some pics.
    Great! We love photos around here!

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