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Unread 08-09-2013, 09:17 PM
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Default Baby Phal

So, as a beginner, I was a bit surprised to see a little baby phal growing off my phal (I had no idea that they did this and was pleasantly surprised it did it). It was getting a bit crowded in the pot, so I repotted and during the repotting, it kind of just separated on it's own. So I decided to just pot it in it's own pot. It's been a couple of years now and it's doing fine, growing new leaves.

But here's the question. When is it suppose to flower? My phals all flower at least once a year for a few months out of the year. But nothing from the baby. I thought maybe the counter space I was using was too crowded and it wasn't getting any light, so I moved some of my phals to another place where there was more light and less crowding. So now my phals in the new spot are flowering, but still nothing from this one and they've all been there for at least a year now.

Am I doing something wrong? Am I just not patient?
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Unread 08-10-2013, 03:18 AM
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I think phals take several
years to reach flowering size, how big is it (compared to its
mom)?
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Unread 08-10-2013, 11:42 AM
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Patience grasshopper. Phals take a few years to get large enough to flower. In the GH in optimum conditions it takes at least 4 years to flower.
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Okay, I guess I need to be patient. It's only been a couple of years. So maybe just a couple more to go!

Baby phal is about 1/3 to 1/2 of the size of mom and has 5 leaves.
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Post a couple more helloes to everyone here and then you can post a pic for us. pics tell us a lot.
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^+1 Yep, they take awhile to get mature enough to flower... & we can help you much better when we can see pics, but you just have to have 5 posts to be able to post pictures. (You can even post a couple times back-to-back on this thread to get to number 5)
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