Orchids forum: Phalaenopsis spike

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Name: Amy
San Diego, CA (Zone 10b)
amylitas
Jul 29, 2017 5:46 PM CST
I'm new to orchids so just a quick question...My phals are done blooming and shooting up some beautiful new leaves. When should I expect to see spikes forming for next year's bloom?
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2017 6:17 PM CST
Hi amylitas, Welcome!

I'm the worse person to offer advice on how to get a Orchid (Phalaenopsis) to rebloom but I know they can and do bloom more than once a year. I'm just really bad about remembering to fertilize any of my plants, orchids included. *Blush*

You can find information regarding care of Phalaenopsis Orchids on this page of our Orchids Forum: The thread "Starting out with Phals/Supermarket Orchids" in Orchids forum
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 29, 2017 6:36 PM CST
Welcome! amylitas

If the old bloom stem is still green, leave it on the plant as that stem will be the first to bloom again and it could happen yet this year.

Phals grow new bloom stems once a year, in the fall or in the spring, depending upon if they are short day or long day.

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TennesseeDave
Jul 29, 2017 9:34 PM CST
Sometimes you can get the spike to bloom again by cutting the spike just above a node. It will not produce as many blooms but it does extend the life of the spike and produces blooms a little sooner. Otherwise the next spike will come after a new leaf has been formed.

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