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Clowesia spike with roots?

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    I have kept a close eye on this plant lately. I thought these were new growths developing. Now I think they are spikes. They are elongating, turning down, and are taking on a pinkish color. When I got it, it had a new growth, but didn't develop roots until it was a couple of inches tall. I read elsewhere that these often grow roots from their spikes. Anyone else see this happen?

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    Yes mine also had similar thing after the leafless then the spike emerge from the base of pseudobulb.Good luck.

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    Thanks for the FAST response Zain! Glad to know I am not imagining things! With any luck, I will have three spikes...I did everything imaginable to encourage fast, huge growth over the summer and was rewarded with a pb three times larger than the previous five. I already lost one potential spike. Low humidity is a pain. So, I've been misting the others regularly.
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