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Phal

This is a discussion on Phal within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have a couple of hundred and jan and feb I leave all the doors ...

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    I have a couple of hundred and jan and feb I leave all the doors and vents open and hope to get a good drop in temp from day to night, but you will have to use a cooler
    of some sort to get the temp dropTednz

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    Someone told me to try Superthrive, has anyone ever tried using that?

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    SuperThrive is a good product, but it generally is used to increase plant vigor and strength, which is something that you seem to have plenty of already!! Your plant looks really healthy - I think increasing the amount of sun you give it will help loads. Also, everyone on here who has written about giving it a "cold spell" is absolutely right - exposure to cold temps is a physiological mechanism orchids use to signal when it is time to bloom. So, that is your prescription: More sun, and lower temps!! Give it a try and let us know how it goes

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    Ok i will just have to wait and she what it does next i will have to try the cold spell for a while....maybe i could try putting it in the refrigerator......lol, i don't have any ac at my home ......so thats the best i think i could do to get it cooler....until then .....zoom zoom.....By the way what do you all think? Will the refrigerator thing work?
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    Probably a little too cold.

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    Lol ...........I thought as much.......i will just have to try and fine a little cooler spot @ home so that it might be comfortable to bloom....Thanks guys

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    I wonder if a picnic cooler/ice chest with a cold pack at night would work.

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    I have one of those I will have to try that for sure...thanks

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    How long after cooling down will a spike emerge?

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    Its growing another leaf again, wondering if i should repot and see what happens next.....plz assist with my confusion...

    Waiting patiently

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