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what method to encourage two flower spikes


By Matelot

United Kingdom Gb

phalaenopsis on sale at garden centres always have two flower spikes growing.



No they don't - only the expensive ones! Sorry, I don't know why they do this, I have about 12 now, and sometimes the stems branch, sometimes not. Sometimes they produce two stems, more often one. They are all treated the same! Strange, isn't it!

3 Mar, 2009


You are doing well Sprizthenry! I've only got up to five so far. I suppose commercially produced ones are given extra light to produce more stalks. I have some I bought with two stalks but they've only got one now and only one has two. But I agree the cheaper ones have fewer!

3 Mar, 2009


Celandine, I'd like more - but there's no more room on the two sills where they live!

4 Mar, 2009

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