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badly positioned growths!

This is a discussion on badly positioned growths! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My onc has two new growths, and each new growth's what I call "badly positioned". ...

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    Question badly positioned growths!

    My onc has two new growths, and each new growth's what I call "badly positioned". Each growth's trying to squeeze in the tiny little space between two matured pbulbs that are lined up one in front of the other.There's obviously not enough space for the growths to swell into regular sized pbulbs. I don't know what'll happen...anything I can do?

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    Well, I only have a couple members of the Onc families, but a couple of mine were bursting at the seams when I got them. They have new growths that squeeze in. The newer growths seem to sort of grow higher, so that they get the room they need. Sort of like stacking up bricks, one slightly off center from the ones below it. It hasn't seemed to hurt them, but it makes it !$%&@% hard to divide - I mean, where to divide, and how do you cut through that mass?? Any way. Wait and see, these seem to be pretty tough guys, if they can survive with me. LOL Maybe post a picture so we can get a good look.

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    this is normal. Dont need to do nothing. Gotta remember these things grow in nature without our help. I know it is hard to believe but they would probably do even better without us.

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    Maybe post a picture so we can get a good look.
    Finally had some time to take pics, so here goes.



    I'll just wait and see how these turn out. Pretty sure my orchid has intelligence to solve its problems ...

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    Well, I think you are fine.

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