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Spike or not? (pics)

This is a discussion on Spike or not? (pics) within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I discovered a new "thing" on my onc (mtdm) only yesterday, and I can't believe ...

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    Default Spike or not? (pics)

    I discovered a new "thing" on my onc (mtdm) only yesterday, and I can't believe it got so large and I actually missed it! I was too interested in the newly formed PB to bother with the older ones. Yes, this thing is on an older PB, one that I don't expect to bloom anymore since it's been there for several months doing nothing. It's less than an inch tall, and it's already visible over the leaf. The width is only about 1/4 inch or less. Is it a spike? Check out the pics!





    Thanks for any ideas!

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    Looks like new growth to me. It must be happy!!!
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    I'm really bad at this, but will venture a guess that it's a new growth. It has that look about it - kind of fat in the middle.


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    Yep, looks like new growth to me too. As Kev said, it's fat in the middle, plus the leaves are already differentiating at the top. That much differentiation won't happen between buds and their spike until the spike is already quite tall.

    New growth is a very good thing!

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    even though this is an old thread, thanks to those who replied. I have the same growth on my dancing lady and was wondering if it was new growth or a spike. now my question is answered! I guess the very base of the new growth will eventually look like the other pb? I will try to post a pic tomorrow of what I have if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosilla View Post
    even though this is an old thread, thanks to those who replied. I have the same growth on my dancing lady and was wondering if it was new growth or a spike. now my question is answered! I guess the very base of the new growth will eventually look like the other pb? I will try to post a pic tomorrow of what I have if that helps.
    Hi Allison, that would be great and yes it will.

    Cheers,
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    finally got a pic of orchid with some new growth. i look forward to see how this grows and evolves to a pb.
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    Hi, Everyone,

    I have several phals that have been "resting" for several months. I'm in Los Angeles, and wonder whether the serpentine growths atop the lowest leaves of this phal are roots or spikes.

    Can anyone tell me, please?

    Thank you.

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    Hi Romulus,

    Those are new roots!!

    YAY.. I finally recognize somthing!!

    Congrats on your new growth on your phal!!

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    Yep! New roots! This is a happy phal! Congrats!

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