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phal. Heiroglyphica - Spikes stopped growing...

This is a discussion on phal. Heiroglyphica - Spikes stopped growing... within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; [COLOR=#141414][FONT=Verdana]So I've had phal . Heiroglyphica for a few months now and it was in ...

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    Default phal. Heiroglyphica - Spikes stopped growing...

    [COLOR=#141414][FONT=Verdana]So I've had phal. Heiroglyphica for a few months now and it was in spike when I purchased it. The three flower spikes that it was producing seemed to have just quit growing. The plant is healthy and is producing a new leaf and new roots. I figured maybe a change of conditions caused this but if conditions are good for it to grow, why won't the spikes? They are firm and green and I don't know if I should cut them or not. Will they start growing again?

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    Im not familiar with your variety, but will describe my situation with rescue noid phal .
    When i bought it in grocery store (somewhere in February - March) it was extremely underwatered. Spike has one flower left. Roots was still looking ok, but decision to buy maker was it had another two spikes, one about inch long and another about three. So i was wondering if they will develop farther.
    I brought ut home, repoted and started to wait. It transitioned fine, no lost roots, that single flower lasted for some months, it grows since than two leaves. And recently i noticed those two spikes started to dry up so i cut them off.

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    Do not cut a green spike off of a phal hierglyphia! They can become active growers at any time, for potentially long as it is green. In fact, my experience with species phals almost universally is the same, a green spike can flower at any time.

    Mine phal hierglyphia has 5 spikes on it and 3 are slowly developing buds. My plant is the main image on IOSPE for the phal:

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    In my experience with other Phals,

    The change of condition could have affected it and is still adjusting, either continue with the spike or new growth, and it seems it prefers for new growth.

    The spike that is still firm and green, leave it be, it may continue to grow or maybe produce keikis, unless its brown cut it.

    Orchids have their own "attitude", if its still not ready dont force it, let it be.

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