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Haerella retrocalla nearly blooming

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    Default Haerella retrocalla nearly blooming

    This is my little Haerella retrocalla it has been in bud a while the largest bud first then the second one developed there is a second spike to the right that is not developing so quickly but its got plenty of time, I am going away for a few days on monday I so hope it doesnt bloom then, I will be staying at my parents to look after the dog while they go away so I am close enough to come home and spray it if needed as it likes the humidity and doesnt like to be too dry for long. I am growing it in intermediate to warm conditions about 3 and a half ft away from a metal halide light and it seems quite happy a the moment but darent speak too soon LOL I have had it about 4 months.
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    Enjoy, these are great almost ever-blooming plants . Remember, they are sequential so don't cut that spike until it turns yellow/brown. Mine usually just takes a month or two between blooming to put on a new leaf and some roots. Make sure to give the blooms a good sniff once they open

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    Congrats on getting it to spike! It looks really healthy and happy on the mount.

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    Congrats, Carrie!!! Make sure you go home and check on it because we don't want to miss the bloom!!! Have fun!

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    Thanks everyone! I didnt know it was a sequential bloomer thank you thats great to know I would probably have cut the spike otherwise, It has grown a new leaf 2 new roots and is growing another leaf and spiking so it is definately an active little plant. I will check on it and see if it is in bloom while I am away and I am looking forward to seeing if its got a fragrance.

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    You will have blooms for a long time with that healthy looking Haerella. Bravo! What a beautiful and healthy looking orchid.

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    Thank you so much Bruce, I hope she continues to do well for me and I do hope she blooms a lot that would be great.

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    something different and nicely mounted!
    lets wait for the bloom.....

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