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    Hey all thought I would share the first flower to open on the flower spike on my Phalenopsis. I like it but my mom is crazy about it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Nice one, thank for sharing the pics

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    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    That's nice. They guy who sells orchids at the Farmer's Market gave me a tip, when the flowers are all but done, clip them off at the second node, and with this species you're likely to get another flower stalk.

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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone! Currently another flower has opened...this is certainly a prize Phalenopsis in my collection! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Tim, I have heard the same thing and supposedly if you cut it there, you will get another spike sometime and/or on the old cut spike, sometimes baby plantlets will form asexually on it sorta like a Drosera prolifera or a VFT flower.

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    Dustin,
    i have tried that on the same phal. that you have pictured well the flower looks the same from looking back at some pictures i took of it but, anyway i did cut it at the second nod and right now it is begining to grow something from where i cut the spike at. it is still to early to tell what it is or going to be right now but, it does grow something from cutting it at the 2-4 nod of the spike.
    when it does finish up grow i'll let ya know what came from it.
    George McKay

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    Excellent.

    My only Phal is sending up its first real flower spike as we speak. I say real because when I bought it, it was flowerless with an old spike. I trimmed the old spike and sure enough it started to send up another spike from under the cut. It's a slow grower though. The new spike seems to be overtaking it.

    The cool thing is I have no idea what the flower looks like.
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    I've got a phal with a keikei growing on the fourth node (where it is cut just above), and a new spike coming from the third. My other phal has a second spike coming from an old spike, and a brand new one just started growing out of the bottom.

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