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This is a discussion on Mama always says..... within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Nice happenings there, Devan! Looks like some healthy growth and spikes. Cheers, BD...

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    Nice happenings there, Devan! Looks like some healthy growth and spikes.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Nice spike on your phal. and nice growths as well... I swear I have to learn patience:bouncy:
    I swear im always looking for new growths and spikes, but even when I find one I grow impatient waiting for it to fully grow or for it to bloom >_<.

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    Sounds like me. BTW how long does it take since the orchids first spike to when they bloom. how much time???

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    Devan: It seems to me that new growth not only is usually needed for eventual blooms, but in and of itself it is a sign of the care we have given to contribute to the health and well being of another living thing. This in and of itself is something special. Kathi, I have not taken a flashlight to a sheath to see if its budding yet, but I probably will now! Anticipation usually adds to the rewards of our hobby. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emeli View Post
    Sounds like me. BTW how long does it take since the orchids first spike to when they bloom. how much time???
    Emeli--
    That's a bit hard to answer, as it varies a lot by orchid. I have one catt that formed a spike in the summer, and did not bloom til the winter. And another that spiked & bloomed within a month or two.

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    Ohh man patience patience,the bad thing about this is that my plant' new spike is 4 inch long but it still has the old spike 2 and am afraid to cut that the other one wont bloom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    Emeli--
    That's a bit hard to answer, as it varies a lot by orchid. I have one catt that formed a spike in the summer, and did not bloom til the winter. And another that spiked & bloomed within a month or two.
    My 'patience' was sorely tested when my Paph stonei bloomed 8 months after the sheath was formed and 2 keikis later. One of the keikis has now started a sheath and I am talking to it daily to persuade it not to follow in its mother's footsteps. Hope that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I am talking to it daily to persuade it not to follow in its mother's footsteps. Hope that works.
    LOL! Yew, let me know how that works out for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    LOL! Yew, let me know how that works out for you!
    I will, Kathi. The sheath is now 1 1/2 inches tall. No difference since yesterday. I have been talking to it in English, Malay and Hokkien (one of the Chinese dialects). I still have another 4 Chinese dialects to go. Seeing that it comes from Sabah, I may soon have to learn to speak Kadazan. Who says growing orchids is easy? Hehehehe

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    Looks like the PIXIE DUST is working...Congratulations, Devan! Betty :-)

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