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Buds falling off from my phal

This is a discussion on Buds falling off from my phal within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I am new at this!! i really need some HELP!! I had my orchid for ...

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    basil1120 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Buds falling off from my phal

    I am new at this!! i really need some HELP!! I had my orchid for a month 1/2 it was beautiful then the buds fall off...i am wondering if this is normal???or should i reconsider a new one??? or how can i bring it back to life???? I cut the steam a bit above where the last bud was..please help

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    Ron-NY is offline rothaholic
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    the buds or the flowers fell off? Have it blooming for 6-7 weeks for you and who knows how long it was in bloom when you purchased it. I believe there is a culture sheet for Phals on this site. Some will sidespike from that node you left but I usually cut all winter blooming Phal spikes by Mid Aug anyway to give strength to the plant so I get a new spike next winter. The flower quality on a new spike is much better than on a side spike.

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    Hi Basil,

    I recommend posting a photo if you think something is wrong with your orchid. I suspect, as Ron has said, that it was probably time for the flowers to fade. If, however, it was actually buds that fell off, then there may be a problem - especially if you have had it in the same place for several weeks and it seemed alright. Best way to get the best advice is post up a photo and let the members here who grow phals take a look at it for you. Include a full shot of the plant and any problem areas. If you take the orchid out of its pot, photograph the roots as well.


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    Thank you so much will do as soon as i get home!!!

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