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Old 05-15-2020, 11:31 AM
oregon woodsmoke oregon woodsmoke is offline
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If a Phal puts up two or more spikes, is that likely to be genetic for that plant?

The question is: when I select a plant to buy, if I take the one with two or three flower spikes, is that one more likely to put up multiple flower spikes in the future?
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:15 PM
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i believe the answer is yes, sort of.

if the plant has the physical ability to produce multiple spikes ( sufficient size and energy reserves) then it is going to be able to again provided you give it the optimum in culture.

A plant that genetically is less predisposed to send multiple spikes ( or branched spikes or whatever trait) then it will less likely display that trait

so if a plant at the store has four spike that mean it can and therefore it is more likely that it will do that again as opposed to a plant with only one. BUT that is really a random chance analysis as opposed to real evidence.

i think they are called Punnett squares, the grid of the genetic possibilities of variation in single or double chromosomal parent plants, but if you imagine that each time it flowers it has x chances of producing Y spikes that will still result in lesser blooms too
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