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bloom size/ number of spikes

Hi Everyone,

I have yet again other questions.

#1) how do you get your phalaenopsis to produce 2 spikes?

#2) are there ways to increase the bloom size of each flower?

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I try to buy a phal with two spikes at the onset.
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as a plant matures and grows stronger, it throws more spikes....i dont think you can enhance the size of the actual flower, it is what it is geneticly inclined to be....
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Excellent culture is the only way to get a mature orchid to flower at it maximum potential. The rest is a mater of genetics. The flowers on any individual phalaenopsis plant will only get so big according to its genes. There's really nothing you can do beyond that.
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Hi Everyone,

I have yet again other questions.

#1) how do you get your phalaenopsis to produce 2 spikes?

#2) are there ways to increase the bloom size of each flower?

Ade.
Hi Ade, When the Phallies is fully mature grown and well grown by growing them in a place were all their requirements are met, such as humidity, warmth and good light.
Well fertilized, they will most likely produce 2 or more spikes.
As for the flower size, if grown well they will increase a bit but mostly it is the breeding.
The flower count should go up an well grown plants from as much a 5 flowers per spike to over 12 without too much of a problem, again depending on their breeding.
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