Large Phals lots of spikes!

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gonewild

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Here are a few of our Phalaenopsis plants that I've been experimenting with.
Most have about 30" LS.
I'm pretty happy with the results so far.

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Wow those are some seriously well grown mutants! So are you going to provide more details on the "experiment"?
 

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That is impressive! What kind of fertilizer are you feeding them with? Did you do anything differently this time?
 

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Lance, you've been giving them steroids, haven't you???
Such illegality...doping up Phals...tsk tsk. The plants look
magnificent and it'll be a great show when they bloom.
They do bloom, don't they????? ;>)
 

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Wow! Incredible. I'm waiting to hear the secret you're using and can't wait to see the flower display on these. :clap:
 

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I am impatient to know how one could arrive at such a result and especially to see flowerings which will result from your experiment.
 

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nice experiment!how much time have been growing without stimulate flowering?
 

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My guess is keeping temps above 82 F to keeping them vegetative (ie suppressing spike initiation), having them grow to monstrous proportions before chilling them (below 77 F in day and below 70 at night) and raising light levels at the same time.
But what's the special sauce?

Congrats, these are stunning specimen plants!
 

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My guess is keeping temps above 82 F to keeping them vegetative (ie suppressing spike initiation), having them grow to monstrous proportions before chilling them (below 77 F in day and below 70 at night) and raising light levels at the same time.
But what's the special sauce?

Congrats, these are stunning specimen plants!

I think they do this for the giant phals in taiwan. I think another thing they do is up the CO2.
 

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Very interesting... My guess is the same as sharky's... But usually in phals, spikes from the lower leaf axils tend to be larger than phals from higher up nodes, but I see the opposite happening in your plants. Hormonal treatment? Auxin or cytokinins maybe?
 
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