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3 spike Phal

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    Everyone!
    I bought a pretty soft yellow NOID phal at the big box, that had two spikes starting to bloom and then I saw a small THIRD SPIKE!!

    IS this common?

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    I have not grown multiple spikes on a phal since I have been growing them.

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    Well I was SUPER excited despite the crazy plant lady looks I was receiving at the store....

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    Commercial growers must have techniques to make this happen. I don't know their secret.

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    I had purchased a Just Add Ice Orchid back in July 2014 from Winn-Dixie.....it had 2 spikes when I got it home.....I found another. The flowers lasted for months.....It was so amazing.

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    The commercial nurseries grow them in perfect condition whereby light,temperature,water,fertilizer,ventilation are controlled to optimize plant growth. Hobbyists may not have such a perfect growing environment.

    I have seen some phal with 4 spikes.

    Another things would be genetics. Some bloom profusely while some are reluctant bloomers. In this case, we cannot do much to get more blooms.

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