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Brassavola nodosa

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Sunfighter, May 15, 2019.

  1. Sunfighter

    Sunfighter New Member

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    My B. nodosa being grown under lights is showing some pink coloring on some of its leaves. I'm thinking that it's getting a little more light than it's used to but I don't know if it's really too much or not. Anyone have some advise for me?
    While I'm here, I picked a small Phalaenopsis about six months ago and it hasn't stopped blooming. Every time the flowers fade it sends up another stem. I'm afraid it's gonna burn itself out if it doesn't take a break. What do you think?
     
  2. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Brassavolas can generally take a lot of light. Some pink on the leaves is a good thing.
     
  3. Sunfighter

    Sunfighter New Member

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    Thanks Carl.
     
  4. Photosynthetic

    Photosynthetic New Member

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    Do you mean that the old spike is developing lateral spikes from lower nodes? Or that the plant is sending up entirely new spikes from the leaf axils?

    If the former, I am of the belief that my Phals enjoy better vegetative growth and more flowers the next year if I cut the old spike off before it generates laterals. (On the other hand, there is a very good species Phal growing in my local society who lets the laterals grow and bloom. Take your choice).

    If the latter, I really don't know if it harms the plant, but I would probably leave the new spikes alone if my plants did it.
     
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