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Cymbidium spike?

This is a discussion on Cymbidium spike? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I think they're both spikes. Although Im an amateur. The cymbidium bud looks just like ...

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    I think they're both spikes. Although Im an amateur. The cymbidium bud looks just like the early spikes I've seen on my plants too. Now they will torture you with their slowness, until finally revealing the truth of what they are. I hope you'll post the result!

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    My first thought on the Cymbidium was a new growth, but I am not familiar with new growths getting juicy like that. If that liquid tastes sweet I would be inclined to think it was a spike.

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    Yes, I too think the cym is spiking. The juice on the new growth is very sweet. I'll have to wait and see, as I know they take a looong time to flower.
    The paph I'm sure it's spiking. I can see the bud now, as it has grown a bit since the first post.
    I will surely keep you posted on the developement of both of them.

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    Hi guys. Since my first post, the paph bud has grown quite well, and I'm definetly sure it's flowering. As for the cym goes, it hasn't grown so much since as this species grows sooo slowly.
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    Gabi...At this time of the year, when my orchids are developing spikes, I feed them a diet of 10-30-20 blossom booster. I always use one fourth of what the directions say to use. I water them with this, weekly, three times in a row...then I water with plain water the fourth time. This high phosphorus diet helps the spike to develop bigger and more flowers! If you care to, try this...it has worked well for me for over forty years...Betty :-)

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    Thanks for the tip Betty. I'll definetly try that method!

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    You are most welcome, Gabi. :-) Betty

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    An update on the cymbidium new growth. It's inches olng, and full of honeydew.
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    Sorry, i'm having some trouble with my four key. It's four inches long.

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    Congratulations, Gabi, It's a flower spike! Now is the time to give it blossom booster for more/bigger flowers. Betty :-)

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