Phals fall into 3 major groups, depending on their backgrounds :
Special Notes for Moth types :
Flower spikes should appear during December to January. When these spikes finish blooming, a secondary spike can be induced by cutting off the old spike 1 cm. above the last unflowered node. (see diagram below)
This is not recommended for young or weak plants, which should have their old spikes removed completely 3 cm. from their bases. This allows these plants to devote their energy to achieving stronger growth for improved blooming next season.
Special Notes for Star types :
New flower spikes should appear in late winter, and old spike may reactivate at the same time. Flowering is activated by increased light levels. When flowering is complete, do NOT remove old spikes unless they turn yellow and die off. Old spikes will often continue to bloom for several years.
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