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Dendrobium with a kink question?

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    Got a question for you Dendrobium growers. I have two baby den's growing now for about 6 months and both have new growths. One however is not growing right and I'm wondering if this is a genetic kink or what? Does anyone know about this one?
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    Connie, sometimes that happens with mechanical damage. The other growths look fine.

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    Mechanical damage? What is that? Will just this one be affected?
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    Mechanical damage? What is that? Will just this one be affected?
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    Damage to the growth when it was young from either bumping it into something or from an insect, ect would be mechanical damage. Whith the other growths looking normal, I wouldn't be worried. I would also check it thoroughly to make sure there isn't a scale at the base of the leaf.

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    Connie, this is a great question and I'm glad you asked it, as I have a plant here in my apartment that has funny growths like that as well...the leaf is growing well, but certain't doesn't look like the others!! I often thought it had to be mechanical damage, but you never know! I might go in and look for a scale insect at the base, I hadn't thought of that before!
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    I agree with Ron. It looks like damage to the growth when it was young. Since the other growths looks fine, I would not worry.

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    Phew, cant have anything happening to these little babies before they bloom someday! I was wondering if I'd done something wrong....I'll go check for a bug...they have tons of interesting little things down there that love to chow down on greenery.
    Thanx for all the help....what would I do without you all???

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