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Oncidium P-Bulb bursting out sideways

This is a discussion on Oncidium P-Bulb bursting out sideways within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello - I recently inherited a very healthy oncidium Sherry baby from an avid orcid ...

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    Hello - I recently inherited a very healthy oncidium Sherry baby from an avid orcid grower and am worried about it. The new P-Bulb is tearing threw the existing leaves, and growing out sidways and to only one side. Please see enclosed pictures. The plant seems healthy otherwise. Any advice would be very helpful, and very much appreciated!
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    No problem, this is perfectly normal behavior for Sharri Baby. You have a very healthy looking plant.
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    What can we say? .... It's an orchid. LOL Ischel is quite right. It's nothing to fret about.

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    Looks normal to me as well.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks everybody! I have been looking at other photos of Sharri Baby and haven't seen anything like that. My friend grew it in a room in his basement with lights and humidity, and I have it in the windowsill in my dining room. I was worried the dramatic change in environment was effecting it strangely. Or maybe I had to rotate it and didn't know about that either. I got a response from my friend that was similar to all of yours. Thanks!

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    Good root development, plump pseudobulb, thats all good news.

    The tearing of the lower leaves are normal. Notice the absence of the smaller leaves on the older pseudobulbs?
    Those just act to protect the young pseudobulbs as they grow. Once the pseudobulbs are big enough, they are no longer needed.

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    I think it's going to take over the world. WATCH OUT!!!

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