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Psychopsis papilio(Boris) question.

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    Default Psychopsis papilio(Boris) question.

    Well Boris is just about opening the first of 2 buds , just been having a close look & noticed something strange.
    What i thought was part of the bud (2 1/2" long) appears to be 2 growths growing from where the bud is attached to spike.
    What are they ?
    Is the next bud or buds forming or has Boris decided to branch the spke again.

    Oh yes why is the plant called Boris ?
    Well for you crinkles(like me) who remember that slow deep lispy voice of Boris Karlov try saying "Psychopsis papilio " like he would.
    I bet it suits the plant perfectly.

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    I would guess since these bloom sequentially it is the next bud developing. I don't recall seeing a Psychopsis papillio branch, but I'm certainly not an expert on this one.

    Have to wait and see what other members think?


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    Cool one, Steve! I love a 'chid mystery. And given your fert mishap, an over-blooming psychopsis would be a pleasant surprise!


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    I agree with Matt, those are the next buds forming.

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    Yep, those are buds...and you might get 2 out at the same time...looks weird...and personally I think it detracts from the is a pic. of mine that does that...
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