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Cymbidium: New growth or spike?

This is a discussion on Cymbidium: New growth or spike? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is a a cymbidium that I received last Valentine's in bloom and after it ...

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    Default Cymbidium: New growth or spike?

    This is a a cymbidium that I received last Valentine's in bloom and after it flowered, I got a new growth which matured and now there is another growth from underneath the bulb. Could it be a spike? Well, I did keep it outside till around the end o December for cooling, after which I placed it in my warm and sunny Orchid room.

    Sorry abut the low quality of the pics. It might be a bit early to judge.

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    That looks really neat, Fadi. I like the sharp contrasts of texture and color between the old and new. Joe

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    not sure if it is a spike or growth at this point. I would guess it is growth, but am probably wrong. lol~!

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    fingers crossed for a spike for you Fadi...I can't tell either

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    going by the shape I would say they were growth,but on the other hand a little testing would not go a miss - a gentle squeezing of the very top of them will soon let you know either way.Hollow means spike,hard means growth

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    Thanks guys for your comments. I will try the squeezing test soon I hope I don't damage anything! I will keep you posted on the progress.

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    I did try the squeez test and felt that the tip was not hard. I hope I didn't damage it At any case, time will tell. I will keep you guys posted.

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    Do cymb spikes come from the side of the pbulb like that? I wasn't sure. Looks like a new growth to me, but who knows!!

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