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This is a discussion on Leave spike attached for energy absorbtion? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I've read somewhere that a grower leave the spike on their Phals not for rebloom ...
I've read somewhere that a grower leave the spike on their Phals not for rebloom but to allow some energy to be taken back into the plant. Is this a myth or do people actually do it? So would you cut the spike off if a new one develops and there are no secondary blooms of the old spike?
Yes it is true, plants do re-absorb essential nutrients from inflorescences after flowers have faded away, its a matter of choice, if you are ok with bare stems without flowers hanging around then go ahead and let it die back naturally. But most of the time a secondary spike may start.