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broken Psychopsis spike

This is a discussion on broken Psychopsis spike within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I agree with Jane. If its only the tip thats broken, there is a big ...

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    I agree with Jane. If its only the tip thats broken, there is a big chance that it will branch out. I don't have a phsychopsis now but I had grown one for several years until it died 2 years ago. During that time, I also accidentally broke the tip of one of the spike and it put out a short branch that gradually grew longer over the years. I hope yours will do the same, Good Luck.

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    Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and advice!! I feel much more hopeful and relieved now. I'll definitely let you all know if a side branch emerges!

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    Has anyone ever put an eye out w/ one of these things? I can totally understand how you could snap the spike! It is so easy to bonk it into things when I'm moving to water or whatever.

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    Default If it's not too late to repond...

    If there are nodes left on the spike, the spike will die back to the node, and from there, a new spike will start to grow. That's what happened to me when I broke the tip of the spike on my psychopsis. Good Luck! Barbara

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