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Cymbidiums: thought I'd give y'all a crack at this one!

This is a discussion on Cymbidiums: thought I'd give y'all a crack at this one! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I think they're new growths (as they come from the base of the pbulbs, not ...

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    I think they're new growths (as they come from the base of the pbulbs, not between the leaves), but that's just a guess. Could be spikes , or even if they are growths, don't despair as more growths mean more flowers.

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    Wink Yeah, too early to know! :-)

    I'll let y'all know what it turns out to be! I just have to learn patience :-)

    Jill

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    Certainly look like flower spikes to me. One way I can usually tell the difference between new growths and flower spikes is to squeeze very gently. New growths feel hard, where flower spikes have some 'give' in them.
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    I was totally duped earlier this spring/summer by 2 new growths that I thought were spikes. They were actually growing inside the last leaf so I thought they were spikes.

    Hope you have better luck!

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