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The age old cymbidium question: new growth or spike?

This is a discussion on The age old cymbidium question: new growth or spike? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; can anyone tell me of this one is a new shoot or a spike? thanks....

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    can anyone tell me of this one is a new shoot or a spike? thanks.
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    Wow a "ensifolium"!
    This kind of orchid should not be too wet, but you can keep the environment moist(Not Soggy),It should bloom when its going to be hot,in Chinese its called 'Four Seasoned Orchid",Because it usaully blooms in spring to fall.It loves to stay at the warm sun!
    The difference between the Sinense and ensifolium is, Sinense grows more well at the warm and wet environment,It has broad leaves and even more darker
    ,In the China,they grew in the forests which has heavy fog in the morning,and it grows in the leave litter ,so it doe'snt need alot of light.
    Unlike sinenese,Ensifolium grows on the slopes or on the rocks near the river bank,like Phragmipedilum they 're Lithophytic or terrestrial,their roots grews in the cracks of the rocks,which mosses and lots of leave mold in it,The drainage is more well,but the humidity is high because theres water area around the enviroment.
    They have great fragrance, and their flowers are yellow-to-green color.
    *Tips; Spikes Bud:The top of the bud usaully more round.New Growth:Looks more sharper and usually has purple lines on it.
    Happy Gardening!!

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    New Growth!

    ---------- Post added at 08:50 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:49 AM ----------

    Is that Cymbidium Hookerianum?It does'nt look like Chinese Cyms.XD

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    Some Cymb quite easy to tell what is new grow or spike, normally the very round one is spike and the flat one is new grow.

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    May be a new shoot ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingsxxx12 View Post
    Wow a "ensifolium"!
    This kind of orchid should not be too wet, but you can keep the environment moist(Not Soggy),It should bloom when its going to be hot,in Chinese its called 'Four Seasoned Orchid",Because it usaully blooms in spring to fall.It loves to stay at the warm sun!
    The difference between the Sinense and ensifolium is, Sinense grows more well at the warm and wet environment,It has broad leaves and even more darker
    ,In the China,they grew in the forests which has heavy fog in the morning,and it grows in the leave litter ,so it doe'snt need alot of light.
    Unlike sinenese,Ensifolium grows on the slopes or on the rocks near the river bank,like Phragmipedilum they 're Lithophytic or terrestrial,their roots grews in the cracks of the rocks,which mosses and lots of leave mold in it,The drainage is more well,but the humidity is high because theres water area around the enviroment.
    They have great fragrance, and their flowers are yellow-to-green color.
    *Tips; Spikes Bud:The top of the bud usaully more round.New Growth:Looks more sharper and usually has purple lines on it.
    Happy Gardening!!

    That is very useful information! THanks so much Jings. Looks like if I ever want a Chinese orchid, Cymbidium sinense is the one that suits my conditions better. Would you know if it can bloom more than once a year? If the answer is yes, I will order one as soon as possible lol.
    Dara

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    Sorry...not a spike. Hang in there!
    Remo

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    Hello
    I don't know if it is af any help but I will try to post a photo of my new yellow cymbidium with what i am think are 2 spikes

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    Grow shoot for sure

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    Well .. that is bad news
    on my oyher cymbs the grow shoots are comletely green, on this one too, and the shoots are bigger now, about 3 abd 2 cm an still showing no foliage , so.....

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