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My sheath became a leaf

This is a discussion on My sheath became a leaf within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by dosal As a matter of fact, Jason, I have two plants without ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosal
    As a matter of fact, Jason, I have two plants without sheath that are in bud right now. These are first time bloomers since I got them as seedlings. One is out of a compot and this is the only one so far that did this.
    that is interesting. I have only witnessed the reverse, unfortunately, namely blind sheaths, but I have heard about blooms without a sheath before. My previous point was simply that the presence of a sheath, if any, will be apparent by the time the rest of the leaves open up. I haven't heard of sheaths developing subsequently, although as mentioned here, sheaths are not requirements for spikes.

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    I learnt something here today, and that is no matter how desperately I believe that the new growth on top of my orchid is going to be a flower, it may not be... so I guess I will just have to wait till the actual thing opens up and reveals a flower and until then, everything is either a new leaf or a new root...

    hmm, did that sound south park-ish? hope i don't get sued... eeep...

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    LOL, Tim! I feel the same way. It's a flower when it opens. otherwise it's a root, leaf, or don't forget it COULD be a keiki!


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    Don't feel like a loser. My Jerry's pick I thought was going into spike was throwing out a new growth.

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    Traci, last Spring when I first saw the new growth on my oncidiums (which I described as braided-things) I thought those were spikes. LOL! I had no idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderella
    Traci, last Spring when I first saw the new growth on my oncidiums (which I described as braided-things) I thought those were spikes. LOL! I had no idea!
    Looking at the big picture, we've both come a long way!

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