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Off with the spikes!

This is a discussion on Off with the spikes! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I chopped mine off last month except for a couple of late bloomers that are ...

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    I chopped mine off last month except for a couple of late bloomers that are spiking now. Gin

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    Joe,

    You mention attracting "The Pollinator" in your reply to Maria. When it comes time for my Phalaenopsis to bloom, will I need to worry about finding some bees?

    How do home-bound Phalenopsis get pollinated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baytownboy View Post
    Joe,

    You mention attracting "The Pollinator" in your reply to Maria. When it comes time for my Phalaenopsis to bloom, will I need to worry about finding some bees?

    How do home-bound Phalenopsis get pollinated?

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    No, you have no need to pollinate your phalaenopsis, unless you are planning to hybridize. He just meant that the plant displays its flowers in hopes of being pollinated, for sexual reproduction. Pollination is not necessary for the plant to rebloom.

    Home-bound phalaenopsis get pollinated with toothpicks.
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    Thanks, Geoffrey, my attempt at humor clouded the answer. LOL. Laurent, your thread has been comlpetely taken over!! Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Thanks, Geoffrey, my attempt at humor clouded the answer. LOL. Laurent, your thread has been comlpetely taken over!! Joe
    It is still a thread about Phals and their spikes, it's not like you guys are talking about pasta or upholstery so it fits perfectly in the original thread. You broadened the subject which is great. I am learning from it Joe, believe me! Phals have always been a fussy and difficult species for me, but fret not, I will get a bloom out of one of them someday (unless I kill them first ...)

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