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Question about Phal equestris & its hybrids

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    Default Question about Phal equestris & its hybrids

    Do Phal equestris & its hybrids tend to bloom more sequentially or in a "burst" Just curious. I have a mini-phal which I expect has equestris in it. Was hoping for a more full display but it seems to bud up and flower only a few flowers at a time more like what I expect of a Doritis.

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    My equestris is continually in bloom. Gin sent it to me over two years ago and the little guy is always blooming and making babies. I am not sure what happens when it is hybridized though.

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    Phal. equestris pushes out quite a few buds and then opens them sequentially along the spike. Mine just has one flower left to go before all are open. (This is the one in the 2 1/2" pot that I posted earlier last month with just a few flowers open.)


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    The flowers seem to last quite a while, though, so most of them are open at the same time. At least on my 2 spike plant.

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    Mine open pretty much at the same time , I have one that is a cross it does the same . When the spikes on the equestris get long and scraggly after a long bloom time I cut them off because the flowers get sparce . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin View Post
    Mine open pretty much at the same time , I have one that is a cross it does the same . When the spikes on the equestris get long and scraggly after a long bloom time I cut them off because the flowers get sparce . Gin
    Gin, do you get a bunch of keikis on your equestris? I guess I should cut off the spikes before they start making babies, but I have never had an orchid (beyond the noid dend ) that makes so many keikis.

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    No not a lot of keikis maybe one . Pot them up and take to the auction My Phal. pulchra is a keiki machine . Gin

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    @ Brutal Dreamer:

    I know this is an old topic but...what do you do with all those keiki's? I would looooove one

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