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What's next? Is timing off?

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    I have a phal that I got several months ago while in bloom as a gift. Since it appears that this is a younger plant, I decided to let it rest and not try to force a second blooming, instead opting to cut off the spike when all of the blooms dropped. I did this about a month and a half ago, and re-potted it. It seems to be doing just fine. I went away for the weekend and when I checked on it this morning I noticed that it is kicking up a new leaf, and much to my surprise, since I checked it before I left and there was no indication of new growth. So in 3 days the beginning tip of a leaf just appeared! While this is great news, I am wondering if the timing of this is off, should I keep cracking the window it's by at night to drop the temp, and lastly, is this the right time for them to be in a "growing" stage? Do you think that I will get a spike later on in another month or two? Any info you may have would be greatly appreciated.


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    Lizzy, I think the growing time is right because all my phals are in active growing stage right now (appx 20). I hope to see spikes on mine in about couple of months, but this is up to the plant, so your estimate sounds about right too (I would give it at least couple of months).

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    Thanks Margo! I have two phals... the one I recieved as a gift, and then one I bought recently. The one I bought recently is still in bloom, but I had to do a little bit of surgery to get the fast moving rot away from making it to the center of the plant (it was like that when I bought it) All is well with both. I just wasn't expecting it to shoot up a leaf, and definitely surprised at the quickness of it. Just making sure that this is all normal. Any other advice you have to help me get these back into prime shape would be great. I could always use a few pointers!

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    I live in Nor CA and have about 15 Phals, all of them are growing new leaves and sending out new air roots at this time. Three have either keikis forming or just starting new shoots. They get 10 hours of good light a day. Every day I see a differnce.

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