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Phal-enstein

This is a discussion on Phal-enstein within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Back in April I posted photos of the first blooms of my Dtps Firecracker 'Blue ...

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    Back in April I posted photos of the first blooms of my Dtps Firecracker 'Blue Martini' -- well, several months later she is still going! 44 blooms and counting from the first blooming! I know, I know, I should really cut the spike at this point and give the poor little thing a rest, but I just can't bring myself to do it. (The lighting in the photo isn't great--hard not to get everything backlit by the morning sun. )
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    Holy crap! (with my best British accent)

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    Really unbelievable! Wow!

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    btw, what's the most that you had open at one time?

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    wow! I haven't done that yet... is it the new greenhouse? I have only seen a huge spike at my university greenhouse

    I'm thinking that if the plant hasn't sent new leaves then cut it off. Looks to me that it is growing a new leaf right now so it's your decision. Your spike has become too long for my taste though.
    I usually leave spikes on my squential blooms, and they bloom and grow at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    btw, what's the most that you had open at one time?
    If Sadie's is typical, 4 or 5 blooms is generally the most one will have at one time on a spike -- some times only 1 or 2. They do tend to keep going for a long time.

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    That is great, Sadie! An amazing amount of blooms - wow!

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    That is such a lovely blue color, wow!!

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    It keeps going and going and going !!!! and it is beautiful too, I couldn't cut it off either.
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    WooWWWeee!! Wonderful! Very awesome phal color too

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