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Rescued NoID Phal

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    I recently rescued this (yet another! about 5 total rescues now.) phal at the grocery store for 3 bucks. It had been exposed to cold as the buds had blasted (except for one bud) and had a bit of cold damage at the ends of a couple of leaves. I performed a bit of surgery, repotted it out of 100% sphag moss and gave it the care it needed. I also have located it to the edge if my new lighted grow area.

    It has rewarded me by blooming the remaining, undamaged bud. I hope it opens just a bit more and flattens out the petal edges.

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    It's a very pretty color and quite possibly showing some cold damage. I have a NOID that looks pretty much just like it. It was also a rescue cheapie! Let me see if I can find a picture... (BTW, it starts out more yellow - almost neon - and matures to this color.)

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    Yes, that bud was cold damaged. The next blooming under your good care should produce a much more flat bloom. Good luck and congratulations on the new addition and save!

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    BD

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    Today I found this flower fully open and looking undamaged.

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    Very happy looking phal.

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    It does have a different shape to the flower, now that it is fully open. The color when freshly open is very similar. Very pretty! I'm glad it opened all the way for you.

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    Terp, I would cut that spike off and let the plant recover to bloom next year...it should look like Carollla's. Your flower is definitely stunted. Give it a good feed, and it should be beautiful next time!

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