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Getting more than one spike on my Phal orchids

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    Default Getting more than one spike on my Phal orchids

    Hello,

    I am new to this forum and have had orchids (only Phals) for about three years. I have had success in getting them all to flower at least once. However all of the plants when they were purchased had two or more flower spikes blooming simultaneously; this is something that I have never had success replicating. I have only ever had the plants send out one spike at a time. I usually do half strength or 1/4th strength fertilizer every two weeks or so and also started to do special fertilizer which was recommended to get bigger blossoms but without avail. Any advice to making this happen will be most welcome.
    Thanks.
    Cres

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    Increased light and good culture is the only way to get multiple spikes.

    cheers,
    BD

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    A lot of Phals are fored to produce multiple spikes at the nurseries it puts a lot of stress on the Phals perhaps if it's blooming for you allow it to rest well after blooming and you may get more spikes

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