Will sequential buds survive if the first one gone blasted?

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Tintin

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My phrag's first bud turned brown and fallen off. The subsequent bud has no movement and the spike has turned brown. Is there still hope for the.remaining buds to return to life?
 

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If the spike has turned brown, probably not.

Discerning why that has happened will be interesting.

Unfortunately the top of the spike looks hopeless. This is a sequential bloomer. Where should I cut the spike to ensure this fan can produce new blooms? Thank you.
 

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Cut the spike as close to the base of the fan as possible.
Unfortunately the fan will not grow another spike. that’s it for this one.
You’ll have to grow a new growth!
David
 

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Cut the spike as close to the base of the fan as possible.
Unfortunately the fan will not grow another spike. that’s it for this one.
You’ll have to grow a new growth!
David
It has new growth already. Are you agreeing that it is done?
 

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The old growth has finished blooming. Phrags only ever produce a single spike, like paphs. The new growth will bloom when mature.
How does one know if the neighboring growth is older or the newest one? Thanks!
 
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