Can keeping a phal in constant bloom stress it out?
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Can keeping a phal in constant bloom stress it out?
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 05-24-2019, 10:41 AM
carykeshen carykeshen is offline
Jr. Member

Join Date: May 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: Weston FL,
Age: 67
Posts: 21
Can keeping a phal in constant bloom stress it out? Male
Default Can keeping a phal in constant bloom stress it out?

I have a few "on id" phals that I forced into second blooms. On a couple of them, the older, lower leaves seem limp. New growth seems okay. Can trying to keep these plants in perpetual bloom stress them out? Also, the flowers on my second blooms don't seem to last nearly as long as on the first blooms. Is that normal?
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2019, 02:00 PM
PaphMadMan PaphMadMan is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Sep 2009
Zone: 5a
Location: Madison WI
Age: 59
Posts: 2,440
Can keeping a phal in constant bloom stress it out? Male

If the plant isn't healthy enough to bloom, it won't continue to bloom. "Blooming itself to death" or "Trying to bloom before it dies" are 98% myth, and 99% excuse for poor culture. And 8elieve me, you can't "force" it to bloom. You can enable or encourage it. Many hybrid Phals can bloom continuously for years with no stress involved.

The plant must continue to get normal good care - light, water, fertilizer, repotting, etc. while it is in bloom. Too many people move it to where they can enjoy it and wonder why it doesn't do well in the dark where they forget to water it, or they don't repot when it needs it because it is in bloom.

Now, the combination of limp leaves and flowers not lasting as long as before is a sign of a potential problem. If it is hotter or drier now than when it was first in bloom, that can be the reason for fast fading blooms. But the limp leaves are a problem - not enough water, too much water that killed roots, bad media that killed roots, etc. Maybe a pest problem. Any of which will cause blooms to fade as well. Check for pests, check for fresh media, and check watering frequency.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Likes Paphluvr, aliceinwl, Fuerte Rav liked this post


bloom, blooms, perpetual, plants, stress

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your Orchid list/collection? Kuzuri Orchid Lounge 21 02-26-2019 02:33 AM
The S/H list ScottMcC Semi-Hydroponic Culture 33 12-27-2015 01:06 PM
Newbie needs advice for Phal with bloom blast and sideways stems jjorchid89 Beginner Discussion 9 06-24-2015 10:53 PM
Phal Sogo Lovely in bloom RosieC Hybrids 16 04-17-2014 08:53 AM
Fertilize Phal while in bloom? Celtic100 Beginner Discussion 9 03-26-2011 03:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 PM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.