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Pseudobulbs sprouting new leaves

This is a discussion on Pseudobulbs sprouting new leaves within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Miltonia and a Miltoniopsis that have leaf-less pseudobulbs. They are trying to ...

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    Question Pseudobulbs sprouting new leaves

    I have a Miltonia and a Miltoniopsis that have leaf-less pseudobulbs. They are trying to sprout new leaves on them. what should I do to encourage the growth?

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    It sounds strang that old pseudobulbs grow new leaf never ever heard of that.
    Look closely, it is probably small new plants forming, equivalent to keikis on phalaenopsis.

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    Left is Miltonia and Right is Miltoniopsis, as you can see there is new growth...........now what do i do for them???

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    The Quality of your picture is to bad and they are to small.
    It is not possibly to see anything except those black part that probably are residue of old leaves.
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    The quality of the pics isn't that bad considering. If you are seeing new growth in that position on a pseudobulb you are getting keikis, a little uncommon in Miltonia/opsis but not impossible. Check and make sure the roots are healthy, and repot if necessary. Keiki growth like that could be a sign the plants are trying to escape from bad media.

    Otherwise just keep up normal good care of the plants, and bump up the nitrogen a bit to encourage the keiki growth (if that is what you want) if you are using a low nitrogen fertilizer. They won't hold that plants back in any way, and given time you'll get some free plants.

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    Thanks! I have been holding back the fertilizer a bit, I shall resume their schedule and see what happens. i did read s an old Orchids magazine that they sometimes put on new leaves. So I am curious to see what develops.

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