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Phal Schilleriana and other orchids Spikes, spikes spikes...

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    Default Phal Schilleriana and other orchids Spikes, spikes spikes...

    5 of my orchids are spiking at the moment. Phal Black Jack, 3 Phals NOID's and Phal Schilleriana which I tricked to make it bloom I hope that my Phal Philippinesis will join them soon. I can't wait for my winter blooms!

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    Actually 2nd picture in the first post is Phal Manhattan Spot

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    Good going! They look happy...are you using the LECA with SH or as "normal" media?
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    Great job! I love this time of year when the phals start to spike. So much anticipation for those blooms that brighten up those long gloomy winter months.

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    great! may i know how do your 'tricked' the schilleriana into bloom? many thanks

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    Great growing. Like Ian, I would love to know too.

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    It certainly is nice to be rewarded for your efforts. Good Growing and enjoy the up and coming blooms! AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Good going! They look happy...are you using the LECA with SH or as "normal" media?
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    I'm using the LECA as "normal" media, but I always make sure that there is some water in the saucers to keep them moist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    great! may i know how do your 'tricked' the schilleriana into bloom? many thanks

    I keep my two Schilleriana's and one Philippinesis in an old 60 liter fish tank with a small fan installed inside. I keep them at temp 20C-34C and humidity at 60-75. I kept them in the tank for a few months. They grew a bit, produced new leaves and many many roots. One day I took one Schilleriana out of the tank just to cause temperature drop. I kept it outside tank for a few days with the window open at night. A few days later after I put it back inside the tank it showed a flower spike. I did the same with my Philippinesis recently I have noticed one flower spike about 4mm long and another one emerging the other Schilleriana doesn't show any signs of spiking.

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