Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums
The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!
OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"
Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.
Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.
This is a discussion on P-bulb general question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have an oncidium and it sent out new growth this year. I was hoping ...
I have an oncidium and it sent out new growth this year. I was hoping it was going to spike soon but the growth that is being produced looks more like another pseudobulb than a spike. I was curious if that means this new growth will not spike since it seems to be growing another p-bulb or if it can perform both tasks at the same time. Thanks everyone!
I thought the flower spike grew out the side of the p-bulb and the leaf axil area....duh or do you mean the new growth will be the next to flower??
I'll try to post a picture tomorrow and then explain my question better. sorry.
When a new growth starts, first the leaves emerge, then after a round p-bulb begins to appear, a spike will form on the side. Is that what you were wanting to know?
ah, okay.....Thanks That had me worried I'd misunderstood the order of things or something....you never know with orchids, eh?!
here are some pictures. The mature P-bulb shown has not spiked yet but there is a growth coming from it. I think it looks too thick to be a spike (but i could be wrong) so i thought it might be another P-bulb growing already... If it is a P-bulb and not a spike does that mean that this mature P-bulb will never spike? The backbulb did spike so i know that it's mature enough to do so. I hope this clarifies my question. Thanks!
P.S. I really hope it's a spike and not another P-bulb forming... please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
It is too early to tell if it is a spike or pseudobulb.
Give it a few more days and you will find out.