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My Phalaenopsis roots

This is a discussion on My Phalaenopsis roots within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Phals have cycles? I'm new and so far mine just grow...when it's time for another ...

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    Phals have cycles? I'm new and so far mine just grow...when it's time for another bloom I guess we'll all see if I'm doing it right. lol At least they turn a lighter green when they go into the front window after a couple weeks. And so far, I havne't lost any from repotting....yet.

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    I noticed the leaves on my new phal were starting to get limp last night, so I started pulling the weird tan-colored mossy stuff out of the top of the pot... the under layer was still damp even though it had sat in the window all day!!! It had also been packed in there so tight they cracked and broke some of the roots... I even found a little leaf buried under there (it was only 1.5" - 2" long, but bent straight down). I trimmed out some of the dead/damaged roots, flipped up the leaf and then repacked the weird stuff in with much more air in there (left half of it out of the pot) just to make sure the roots don't freak out. This morning, the leaves are already feeling more firm and the color is lightening up from the dark dark green it's been since I bought it_______________.
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    My Phal's flower whenever they feel like it.No particular cycle but it does seem they spike soon after a new leaf starts.Having a grow room & a g/h means that they get good conditions all year which may explain why they flower at anytime.My species Phal,s start flowering mostly in the spring.
    A descent difference between night & day temps seem to induce spikes , not necessarily cool nights,So i would expect spring & autumn to be the most likely times to see spike on windowsill grown plants.

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