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Phals with both primary and secondary spikes.

This is a discussion on Phals with both primary and secondary spikes. within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have several phals that had finished blooming and started a secondary spike....and then once ...

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    Default Phals with both primary and secondary spikes.

    I have several phals that had finished blooming and started a secondary spike....and then once that got 2-3 inches long, started new spikes as well.

    I am trying to decide whether to cut the secondary spike, and let them throw all their energy into the primary spike? Or whether to assume the plants know what they are doing, and just let them bloom?

    Thoughts?

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    Honest, in less they are weak I would leave them for a wonderful show of good growing!

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    I guess I agree. If the plant is healthy let it be and enjoy.

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    Woah. Can we see a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Woah. Can we see a picture?
    I'll try and remember t post when they bloom.

    Yes, they all seem healthy & happy. Maybe I gave them too much superthrive?

    I am guessing that if I leave the secondary spikes, I will have more flowers, but possibly would have bigger flowers if I cut the secondary spike?

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    Yeh i feel the same...if the orchid is in very good health,then leave it be....at least you will have some wonderful blooms to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Honest, in less they are weak I would leave them for a wonderful show of good growing!
    Nice!! I agree with Cathy!

    cheers,
    BD

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    I agree with Cathy.Leave it be and enjoy the extra blooms.

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    If it's healthy with firm leaves i'd let it do it's thing. Sounds like you have one happy phal on your hands. It's getting ready to show you what great care you have been giving it.

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    Ok, you guys have me convinced, I'll let the phals do their thing! Thanks!

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