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root or spike or both?

This is a discussion on root or spike or both? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have this beautiful Harlequin Phal . with two spikes cut down to the base. ...

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    Default root or spike or both?

    I have this beautiful Harlequin Phal. with two spikes cut down to the base. Wonder is it a spike or a root- or one of each? Any thoughts?
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    Hi Michele,

    Looks like a phal root to me.

    Cheers,
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    I agree with Bruce, it's a root. A spike on a Phal. has been described as looking like it is wearing a mitten on its end, not rounded and smooth as a root.

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    Michele, good job! More roots provide better, happier phals - and better chance of a good spike later.

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