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Freaky finale Dtps. Queen Beer

This is a discussion on Freaky finale Dtps. Queen Beer within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Now, I will give this poor plant credit. It has been blooming sequentially for... ghees... ...

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    Default Freaky finale Dtps. Queen Beer

    Now, I will give this poor plant credit. It has been blooming sequentially for... ghees... about six months now. It does appear this may be the very last bloom it will give, so I guess being bored with it's standard type bloom, it opened this one for me today. Cooky little plant...
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    call me crazeee, but I really like that without the lip!!!

    and it is so even!

    cheers
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    Pretty color I have had a couple do the no lip thing at the end of the bloom cycle . Thanks for sharing it . Gin

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    Hmmmm, very interesting. Could it be that the genes that make the flowers are no longer being made correctly by the end of the bloom cycle? I think I would like to look into that.
    Thanks for the pic.

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    the color on that one is simply intense...

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    Thanks all...
    The camera doesn't get the color on this plant's blooms well at all. In person they have a vibrant but very velvety look. They get a bit washed out compared to what I see here.
    Were they all Phals that did this for you before Gin?

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    Think of yourself as a 'chid whisperer (don't we all wish!)

    It's whispering, "Cut my spike...so tired...let me rest and heal."

    I've found it's best to listen. If ignored, they get pissy.

    Julie

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    Me think the same too.

    "Me tired, please cut me spike so me can rest..."

    Phals do this , blooming to their death. I always cut off the spike from small/tired/stressed plants. They recover quicker and give off better blooms next year.

    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Odd then that it has put out many new roots, two new leaves during this bloom cycle, and I am just seeing a new leaf top peeking out from the winded crown. Hmm...

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    If it's a large, healthy plant with good-sized leaves, it's probably ok. I have one like that, that's blooms like the Energizer bunny - 2 x a year for 4+ months at a pop.

    It's the weird last flower that suggests it might not be as happy as the new leaves and roots would indicate. Inadequate water/nutrients can cause strange blooms.

    If there's question, I err on the side of cutting the spike. It will help the plant recover from the taxing job of flowering. Of course, I've had phals that say, "screw you, I'm gonna bloom anyway" and they just throw another spike right back up!

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