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Size of Blooms?

This is a discussion on Size of Blooms? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; This might seem like a silly question but what determines how large the bloom will ...

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    Default Size of Blooms?

    This might seem like a silly question but what determines how large the bloom will be. I have several Moth Orchids, all the plants seem the same size but some of the blooms were small while another plants has huge blooms.

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    The genetics (breeding) of the plant play the primary role in flower size, but culture and plant maturity can also affect flower size. A well grown plant will tend to have larger flowers than one that is not getting favorable conditions. A first bloom seedling will tend to have smaller flowers than a mature plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    The genetics (breeding) of the plant play the primary role in flower size, but culture and plant maturity can also affect flower size. A well grown plant will tend to have larger flowers than one that is not getting favorable conditions. A first bloom seedling will tend to have smaller flowers than a mature plant.

    Susan
    Excellent answer. I agree.

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