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Old 08-21-2019, 08:34 AM
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My two latest acquisitions have suddenly dropped their flowers despite being watered and a leaf feed as per so is it their rest time, and when do they resume flowering as my other two still only have leaves after about five months.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:40 AM
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Phals don't have a rest time. Also, flowers don't live forever.
In general they bloom once a year. So, next year it will bloom again.
Can you post a photo of the whole plant, pot and flowers included in detail?
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:17 PM
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phals naturally bloom during the winter, when it is cooler. commercial growers who mass-produce phals artificially induce them to bloom during the summer by suddenly lowering greenhouse temps, which shocks them into bud. wait until this winter, or maybe next winter, and your phals will all be happily blooming. remember that summer is leaf/root-growing phase, so don't be worried if they're not sending up spikes yet.
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Photos, please. With them we will have more info that might be useful for the winter to come.
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They aren't all winter bloomers. There are plenty of summer-blooming Phals, too. Goosegirl doesn't say what type of Phal this is, other than it's a mini.

As rbarata says, they don't have a rest period, per se, and flowers do naturally fall off, so just be patient, take good care of it, and it will bloom again when it's ready. They can sometimes take a little longer to acclimate to the conditions in our home, and may skip a blooming season or bloom earlier than you would expect. I've had it happen both ways in my own personal experience.
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