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Cymbidium - possible spike?

This is a discussion on Cymbidium - possible spike? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was watering my orchids, when I saw this growth on one of my cymbidiums. ...

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    I was watering my orchids, when I saw this growth on one of my cymbidiums. It's completely different from the other grows my cymbidiums have, so I hope it's a spike and not another pseudobulb (although if it finaly is a new pseudobulb I'll be happy with it as well). What do you, more expert cym growers, think?
    I've also noticed browning leaftips on all of them. Any idea what this might be? Too much fertilizer, too much water, too little of everything?

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    That could be a spike give it a few weeks and you shall see a spike will be plump and fat , look for clear drops of nectar in the morning and it will definatley be an early spike. I have included a pic of my Cym that has an early spike you can use for reference. As for the tip of the leaves it can be fertiliser build up, sunburn , or just normal aging process.


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    Oh BTW if yours turns out to be a spike be patient it can take up to 2months+ to you see flowers

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    What I hoped to be a spike has turned out to be a new growth. Not that is bothers me, without new growths no new spikes. Anyway, I saw these two other "things" on this same plant. They much "plumper" than the other one that turned out to be a bulb, so perhaps this time my wish comes through. What do you more expert cym growers think?
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    New growth which I first took for a spike.
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    Could these be spikes?

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    Possible spike on another cym.

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    Still quite early to tell I would say new growth but keep watching

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    Mine has this to and has got clear drops of nectar on it..so Im hoping it is a splike to...I have to say i think it may be sunburn on the tips of your leaves i might be wrong but im going by one of my old ones i use to have outside in the summer.

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    Ive just taken some pics of mine

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