Saturday, January 26, 2013


Sophronitis cernua - Plant photo by Richard LindbergIt's a sad story. On the way home this Phal got badly beat up. There was only a single bud left when I got it three weeks ago. The flower had just now openned.

It is not a surprise that the flower is turned the wrong way. Buds form based on light direction and in the process rotate 180 degrees. It the light direction changes it gets confused and will not make the full rotation. That's who it is important to not turn the plant during this process.

Phal plants will often rebloom but this happens after all the original flowers are gone. I didn't realize this would happen due to physical damage rather than blooming out, so I was surprised to see two of the nodes sending out side branches. I will get to enjoy the flowers.

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