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Bud blast! What now?!?

This is a discussion on Bud blast! What now?!? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have a phal that grew two spikes and it has had total of 10 ...

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    Default Bud blast! What now?!?

    I have a phal that grew two spikes and it has had total of 10 buds fall before blooming. What should I do? Since the two spikes two new leaves and a root have grown. There are only three buds left and I'm scared that the whole spike is not going to produce any flowers. Please help.

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    Sounds like pests to me. Check carefully for them.

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    Bud blast could happen for a variety of reasons.

    1) Drop in humidity
    2) Pests (thrips/Aphids/bettles etc)
    3) Exposure to gases like ethylene
    4) Exposure to high temperatures

    Pests or drop in humidity is most likely. check it out

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    I agree with both suggestions.

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    Thank you will check for pests!
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    If you see any fine webs on the flower spike or under the leaves, that indicates a mite problem, and they are good at aborting buds. They are, unfortunately, common in dry home environments.

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