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Is this a Vanda spike?

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    Hey all,

    What i thought was a new root on my Vanda...looks like a spike now.

    I've had this Vanda since april, i bought it when it was almost done blooming (very cheap).
    It had to cut some of the roots cause they were crispy/ crunchy and broken. Since i've had it it the roots have come along nicely and it grew 2 new leafs.

    I didn't really take good care of this poor plant. It suffered through fertilizer burns, normal sunburn and a Swedish summer.
    Therefore i find it hard to believe it really has a spike.
    I found some sugar drops on what i now think is a spike (no no mealies)
    roots don't produce sugar drops do they?
    Anyways..here's the pic..plz lemme know what you think:
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    That certainly looks like a spike to me.

    What Vanda is it ?
    Intensive neglect seems to work quite well to get spikes.

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    Yep, that's a spike ! Congrats.!

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    Yippieeeeeee....a spike
    I don't know what kind of Vanda it is...the label just said Vanda.
    It's one of those blue/purple Vandas....not a specie i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana
    Hey all,

    What i thought was a new root on my Vanda...looks like a spike now.

    I've had this Vanda since april, i bought it when it was almost done blooming (very cheap).
    It had to cut some of the roots cause they were crispy/ crunchy and broken. Since i've had it it the roots have come along nicely and it grew 2 new leafs.

    I didn't really take good care of this poor plant. It suffered through fertilizer burns, normal sunburn and a Swedish summer.
    Therefore i find it hard to believe it really has a spike.
    I found some sugar drops on what i now think is a spike (no no mealies)
    roots don't produce sugar drops do they?
    Anyways..here's the pic..plz lemme know what you think:
    You have a skipe!!! Congrates! Do you know what color it will be?

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    That's a spike, alright. You should have flowers in a couple of weeks.

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    It will be blue-ish Tracy....and yeah i'm estatic!! It's my first rebloom and a Vanda rebloom to boot!

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    I love the blue and purple vandas! I cannot wait to see it in full bloom! I know you must be so excited!

    Cheers!
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    That's a really healthy vanda you have there! Tough plants, aren't they?

    That is a spike! Congrats! Blue and purple vandas sure are pretty !

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