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Old 10-26-2018, 07:29 PM
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I purchased a reed stemmed Epidendrum about two months ago. When I purchased it, The tallest growth had one undeveloped spike, which later bloomed. Since then it there have been three stalks that have been growing one leaf after another and are now about 2-3 inches taller than the original stalk. A new growth has also sprouted and has been growing at a really fast pace. It already has three leaves and is about 4-5 inches tall. Ive read that epidendrums need a lot of light to bloom, so I have it in a south facing window that receives about 2-3 hours hours of direct filtered light in the evening. With the rate at which it is growing at, should I be concerned that it won't bloom due to poor light, or am I just being impatient?
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:03 PM
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You're probably both. They need alot of light. Way more than two or three hours of bright diffused. Get a led spotlight to train on it to supplement. Mine are leggy plants but, when happy they bloom profusely. Don't cut the bloom spikes, they will rebloom. If they don't bloom, hold back on food and water and that should trigger bloom IF there's enough light. Summer, ample food and water and nearly full sun.

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Yep. My money is on insufficient light.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:48 PM
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It appears that I may have spoken too soon. The other day I noticed that two of the stems have interesting looking leaf growths forming. Could this finally be a spike?!
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I don't think so. It's dark now but tomorrow I'll take a picture of what you're looking for.
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Could be, or could also be just adding another set of leaves. Time will tell. In Hawaii, it should be quite happy outside - if you do that, start it in the shade and move to more sun gradually. I agree with everybody above that it needs more light.
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This is what you're looking for. Notice the elongation between the leaves and the tip.
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