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Is this a flower spike?

This is a discussion on Is this a flower spike? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this dendrobium noid late last year after it had bloomed, so I don't ...

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    Default Is this a flower spike?




    I got this dendrobium noid late last year after it had bloomed, so I don't even know what color it is, but I have never seen a spike with sprouts at the end. If it isn't a spike, what is it?

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    Yes, it is a spike. Congratulations!

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    Make sure you post a photo when it blooms!

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    Congrats on getting your den to spike again! Now watch and enjoy as those "sprouts" on the end turn into nice fat buds and finally open in a beautiful display of color!

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    We LOVE bloom SPIKES !!!
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    Can't wait to see what the flowers look like....nice spike there!
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    Its definitely a spike. Congratulations
    That starburst pattern is typical of cane type dendrobium spikes. Those are the individual flower buds clustered together. As the spike grows longer, it leaves one flower bud in place and continues to "push" the rest of the buds up. Then it leaves another bud and continues on until it runs out of buds.

    From my experience with these cane type NOIDs, do not move them from the spot where they sprouted the spikes until all flower buds are just about ready to open.
    Moving them now could result in bud blast, or it could also cause the spike to twist and turn as it tries to orient itself for best sun exposure.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

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