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Enyclia Cochleata...flowers keep growing!!

This is a discussion on Enyclia Cochleata...flowers keep growing!! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi all, I have had my encyclia cochleata for about 6 months. It was in ...

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    Default Enyclia Cochleata...flowers keep growing!!

    Hi all,

    I have had my encyclia cochleata for about 6 months. It was in bloom when I got it, the spike about a foot tall with three little blooms on top. It is still flowering now, strongly. Has 5 blooms on it, and three more buds. It keeps growing taller, the spike is taller than 2 foot now, and I have had to stick two canes together, one atop the other, just to support it. It is growing leaves too, it seems really happy, but if it grows any taller I will have to sort out another cane!

    Is this normal? Should I cut the spike before it uses all of its energy on flowers?

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    Danny, I will just enjoy it!!! I wish mine was like that... I have baby that is still far from blooming, but I also have young Epi Green Hornet that is a first time bloomer and only has 2 flowers. Yours loves your care for sure!!!

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    I'd go to a store and buy a big tall cane...some of the hardware stores carry the really tall ones! lol Great job...maybe you could take a new pic for us?

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    As requested. My Wils. Tahoma. Glacier also has three new spikes growing on it I think thats the right name anyway, can't wait for the blooms they are so beautiful!!

    Anyway, here is the e.c
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    Looks great, Danny!

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    Beautiful!!! I have a encyclia cordigera 'rosea' its about a yr. old and now Im wondering if all encyclias get big?(I hope this isnt to dumb of a question,Im new in the orchid world)

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    I have had this species for years and never had a spike get that tall. I do get a bit of extension with more flower buds but grows from the top of spike. I never have had to stake a spike on this species..it is self supporting. I wonder if yours is doing this due to a too low light issue

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    I thought it would be leaves that grew spindly with too little light? It lives in an east window, hope its happy there!

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    one of my favourites - that's why I have two of these. beautiful blooms...

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