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New Phals with problems?

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    This a a Phal i got 4 days ago already the blooms have started to wilt. I have never had a Phal that wilts its flowers that quickly. The new blooms are not opening fully ... as you can see the bud in bloom has been in that stage for days now. there are no bud blast , no rotting roots so what is wrong? I'm afraid i may have got a dud. its in the area with the rest of my Phals which are thriving. Could it be thats its just adjusting?

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    this is not opening fully
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    note the flower on the lowest wilting

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    Sorry to see it dropping blooms like this, it is such a pretty one. Maybe it is just trying to do the adjustment thing, I lost several on one of my bloomers that I was given. The store it came from had A/C, my house on the other hand doesn't, life in the tropics I guess. Hope it doesn't lose any more.

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    Sometimes its a watering issue, not enough or too much, what is it potted in? It could also be stressed from its transition to its new location due to a temp or light flux.

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    its in a bark mix haven't watered since i've had it as it was fully wet the day i bought it.

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    Most likely the transfer from one growing area to another along with the water issue caused the flowers to fade more quickly than normal. I would check the roots since the flowers are fading anyway and, if there is a problem with the roots, cut the spike off . If no problem with the roots, then repot and let the blooms fade naturally, then cut the spike to ensure plant energy goes into establishing new roots in the new potting medium.

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    What Bruce said - completely.

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