Re: phaleanopsis

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Posted by Mei Ling Sze on March 27, 2002 at 10:26:40:

In Reply to: Re: phaleanopsis posted by Kay on March 27, 2002 at 07:41:26:

You need a drop of over ten degrees in temperature nightly in order to get phals to spike right before the flowering season. I would not put it in the dark because spiking requires a lot of energy and without photosynthesis, the plant in fact will be short of energy to spike. Remember Phals orginate from temperate and tropical zone that gives them up to 12 hours a day of light. So if you do not have enough light, supplementary lightng will be helpful. I put a florescent light beside my phals to provide up to the 12 hours they need. Some of my phals are facing a west window, they always bloom for me. I am sure your's will bloom again since it did before in the same location. Good luck and keep me posted ^_^

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