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Old 01-18-2018, 01:04 PM
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I don't cut anything that screams unless I anesthetize it first.
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Mountaineer370 - the plant took a while to recover not because you cut the spikes, but because it had been pushed to bloom spectacularly, before the plant was really ready for it. Many store-bought Phals take a year or two to recover and begin blooming again.

The approach outlined by Ben_in_North_FLA is how most commercial growers grow their plants. They depend on selling plants for a living, so I would pay attention.
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Well I just lopped off a couple of green but spent spikes (usually I leave them on) and I’ll see what happens. I’m don’t think I could do it if there were flowers (sorry plants!).
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