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I need help with my new phal and broken spike

This is a discussion on I need help with my new phal and broken spike within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; hello everyone.. i just registered few minutes ago.. and i would like to ask for ...

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    hello everyone.. i just registered few minutes ago.. and i would like to ask for help!! i just bought a phalaenopsis orchid.. it has 5 spikes and i accidentally broke one of the spike ( not completely separated.. half way.. somehow its still attached).. it has few buds.. will it still continue to grow? or should i just cut the spike to produce another spike? help help help!!!

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    Hi, Joane! Welcome to our group! Where is the spike broken- mid-way or at the very beginning? If it's in a half you can cut where the break is and put it in a vase- some of the buds can still open and the first part can put out a new spike. If broken at the very beginning I would cut it and put in a vase and then wait for a new one (will take time... it won't be tomorrow...) We would love to see a picture of your phal. 5 spikes!!! WOW

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    Good advice from Margo, Joane. The spike in the vase will probably last a while unless the buds were damaged. Welcome to our community!

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    Welcome to the forum. I also look forward to seeing pictures. Oh, it is okay with us if you go back and purchase another orchid with intact spikes. hehehehehe

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