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P-bulb general question

This is a discussion on P-bulb general question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; It's a new p-bulb. I'd bet my green thumb on it....

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    It's a new p-bulb. I'd bet my green thumb on it.

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    if it is a new p-bulb does that mean the mature P-bulb won't flower now? and if so, why would a new P-bulb grow before it flowers?

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    Yes. If it is a mature p-bulb, the plant will continue to grow forward. The new p-bulb may mature and bloom, but the one that is already formed probably won't do anything.

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    if it is a new p-bulb does that mean the mature P-bulb won't flower now? and if so, why would a new P-bulb grow before it flowers?

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    Question UPDATE!

    So... It's definitely a new P-bulb growing, which is good, but I'm bummed that I won't get to see it bloom. So I think this will be the final question for this post, but how can i make sure that this next P-bulb blooms and does not just continue to grow more P-bulbs???? Thanks for all the help!

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    Most likely it will bloom on this new growth. Have patience with it.

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    i have an oncidium that is producing two new growths. one each on two older pbs. one of these pbs has flowered and does have what appears to be the beginning of a spike inside the opposite lower leaf. either it will peter out and do nothing or it will actually bloom again regardless of the new growth? if that pb does bloom again, i assume this is a strange occurrence.

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    I thought oncids spiked from inside the side leaves (the axil between the pb and the side leaf)on the pb?

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    I'm going to venture a guess and say that it is a new p-bulb but this does not mean that the larger p-bulb won't flower. My guess is that the new growth with "hesitate" when it's about 3/4 of a inch and then the larger p-bulb will mature, spike, and flower where after the new growth with start to grow again. This is what happened to me but I can't guarantee that this is the normal nature of things. Others which are more versed in the growing of onc. will be able to clarify.

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