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brought my orchids inside for the winter and found some surprises

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    Default brought my orchids inside for the winter and found some surprises

    like 3 plants with spikes! My Phal that bloomed last year has a little bit of a spike (pretty sure) and a Onc Dancing Lady has been in spike for a month or so, and my mini Onc (that's all the label says) has 2 spikes at the moment. Please check out my pics and let me know if my phal has a spike or root.
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    Congratulations it's a spike. I hope you will share the flowers when they open. 'Tis the season for Phal spikes .

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    Congrats!!!!!! Hope we'll see the blooms soon!

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    Well done! It's always a great joy to discover a spike on ones plant. The one on the phal seems very plump too.

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    yeah congrats on the spikes.... show us the flowers when they bloom....

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    Congratulations Allison, and well done for getting them to bloom... they obviously enjoyed being outside for the warmer months and your attention...

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    thanks for the nice replies. The funny thing about this is that I really didn't take good care of them this summer. They probably should have been watered more often. I brought them in when I woke up and saw it was 35 deg F outside. Maybe having the cool nights helped them spike?? I hope it won't be too much longer before the first one blooms.

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    Hi Allison! That is great news. I look forward to seeing photos of the blooms. And 35 degree weather for a night won't hurt them. Extended time at that temp would not be good though. Don't ever let them freeze

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    Congrats!

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    Maybe having the cool nights helped them spike?? I hope it won't be too much longer before the first one blooms.

    That is often the case. As far as blooming anytime soon .... your phal, at least, has quite a ways to go but that just means you'll get to have winter blooms.

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    yeah, they all seem to be at different stages....the oncidium should bloom first, then the mini onc, then the phal in the winter. I might have blooms till april!

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