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comfort me...i might just cry

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    ok, tell me if there is anything i can do. I was grooming my orchids this evening, giving them a spritzer, removing stray material from around their pots. I picked up my Colmenara Wildcat (sp?) and inspected some handsome new growth. When I looked between the leaves I thought that I spotted some potting material that was stuck down in the crevice. I dug and plucked it out only to realize (to my absolute shock and horror) that I had just plucked the tip off a new spike!! This would be my first earned spike on this plant! Have I completely blown it? Will the spike continue to develop after its been (ahem) circumcized? What have I done! Tell me there is still hope.
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    I don't know, but I feel for you.

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    unfortunatly yoy have sterilzed that spike ,but dont dispare as its possible that a spike might rise from the other side.

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    Hi Cat,

    We've all done it! Some broken spikes will rebranch or reform. Some won't. Keep the plant happy and well fertilized, and it may put up a second spike.

    Good luck, and condolences!

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    All is not lost though. The plant is still alive and healthy. Don't beat yourself up too much over it.

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    I accidently cut a large leaf off of a favorite phal. It was the newest leaf.
    I was trimming dead arial roots and my hand slipped. It has been 6 months and a new leaf as not started. I'm hoping it will spike for spring bloom. If not this spring, then surely next spring.
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    when i first bought my Gongora galeata it was busting out of an 8 inch pot, the vendor told me to divide it once the flowers were dead. so about a month later i broke it out of it's pot and went to town on the dead roots, when i looked down at the pile i noticed there were a few roots that were really strange looking, DOHHH!! they were young spikes :
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    I have done the same thing! I had a masdevallia mounted and when I was watering I knocked it accidentally and the whole mount came tumbling down, face first on the floor. I lost all the leaves and eventaully the plant. At least it was just a spike - I'll keep my fingers crossed for a new one to emerge!

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    If it just the tip of the spike it might continue to grow , just will be tipless when in bloom .All is not lost .. Gin

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    Many of the Onc intergenerics have a tendency to double spike, so you may still get one from the other side.

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