Orchids forum: it won't stop growing.....

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Apr 28, 2016 7:04 PM CST
What's your longest growing stalk? It is officially half the length MORE that it was when I go it! And there is another stalk growing from the original one it's miniature orchid don't remember name
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Brenden
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 28, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Yup, it's a mini Phalaenopsis and sure looks nice and healthy, Brendan. They do branch from the original bloom spike and keep on blooming when they're happy.

When it does finish blooming it might be a good idea to slip it out of the pot and check on the roots. It's potted in sphagnum moss and that can sometimes keep the roots too wet, causing root rot.
Elaine

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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Apr 28, 2016 9:26 PM CST
Yea, I heard you should repot AFTER it is done flowering, it...just......hasn't..........stopped...yet.... hahaha
Brenden

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