Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
Login
User Name
Password   


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

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 10-17-2021, 07:03 AM
Stevie_White Stevie_White is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Idaho
Posts: 17
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
Default Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?

I've got a couple Phals (3) that have new flower spikes just started. I'm super excited because these are the first flower spikes I've grown myself since starting with Orchids.

I'm worried about one of the larger Phals. I got it in December of last year with a huge spike on it (and 4 leaves) that lasted until May. Since then it hasn't grown a new leaf, and I'm not sure if its pushed out any new roots (I haven't seen any on top but it might have pushed one out beneath the media).

Now, its pushing up a flower spike and one of the leaves is turning yellow and getting ready to fall off. Otherwise it's healthy, but I'm worried that it might stress itself pushing up another spike without any new growth. I really like the flowers and don't want to lose the plant.

I was thinking that maybe I should cut the flower spike and encourage the orchid to produce a new leaf before I let it bloom again. From all you lovely experienced people; should I cut the flower spike, or will the phal be okay to let it grow?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-17-2021, 08:19 AM
Dusty Ol' Man Dusty Ol' Man is offline
Senior Member
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
 

Join Date: Oct 2020
Zone: 10a
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Age: 67
Posts: 615
Default

No. Don't cut it. If it is flowering it is happy.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Likes Mountaineer370, desirue, SADE2020 liked this post
  #3  
Old 10-17-2021, 10:36 AM
Mountaineer370 Mountaineer370 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Zone: 5b
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,412
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike? Female
Default

Based on your description of the plant, I would not cut the spike either. If the yellowing leaf is one of the bottom ones, that's most likely natural, too. Phals grown in a home sometimes don't have a large number of leaves. They will put out new leaves and roots in their own time. Since you're new to this, you'll learn as you go along how to optimize your conditions and care so as to maximize growth and blooming, but in the meantime, congratulations on getting your first reblooms!
__________________
Cheri
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes desirue, SADE2020 liked this post
  #4  
Old 10-17-2021, 03:17 PM
DirtyCoconuts's Avatar
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 5,044
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
Default

I would also not cut it

I do t think I have ever cut an inflorescence in my 20+ years of growing things. Not that there would not be a purpose occasionally, but it has never seemed like the prudent thing to do.
__________________
All the ways I grow are dictated by the choices I have made and the environment in which I live. Please listen and act accordingly
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet

#MoreFlowers Insta
#MoreFlowers Flickr
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes Fuerte Rav, SADE2020 liked this post
  #5  
Old 10-18-2021, 11:48 AM
desirue desirue is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 106
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike? Female
Default

Your phal sounds like one of mine currently; the very first one I purchased. She is growing a new flower spike off of her old (which is 16 1/2" inches with 9 buds so far!) A few months ago she started growing a basal keiki, but that has stalled since the growth of the spike. I also don't see any new leaf growth or root growth on her. And her bottom most leaf fell off over the weekend (it had yellowed over time). Like others have commented; my phal seems happy, her spike is growing quite contentedly and healthily. I'm sure yours is just fine too! Post pictures of the blooms when they open!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes SADE2020 liked this post
  #6  
Old 10-19-2021, 01:37 AM
SADE2020's Avatar
SADE2020 SADE2020 is offline
Senior Member
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike?
 

Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Palma de Mallorca
Posts: 718
Should I Remove The Newly Emerged Flower Spike? Female
Default

I have had bunch of Phals in bloom developing a new leaf. Keep the basics optimal; humidity, light, and wet and dry circle, If possible provide nutrient; focus on Nitrogen.

If the plant is flowering is because it want to survive.
__________________
Sade
***Mediterranean Conditions; learning something new every day ***
________________________________________
If you want to check 🔍 my stuff:
www.sadeorchids.com
Instagram

🌿🌸
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cut, flower, leaf, spike, worried


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
Double flower spike on one leaf joint? SillyCookies Hybrids 8 12-21-2018 01:42 PM
New bulb or flower spike? Concerning growth on my weak Burrageara Nelly Isler astrid Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 6 01-28-2015 03:59 AM
Phal Flower Spike Question labyrinth1959 Beginner Discussion 4 10-26-2012 04:42 AM
Paphiopedilum Maudiae (Flower Spike) Panino Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 40 08-26-2012 11:19 PM
Damaged Flower Spike LuvPhals Hybrids 2 08-02-2012 11:39 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.