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Is this a Sharry Baby spike?

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    Default Is this a Sharry Baby spike?

    Is this a spike after only a couple of months in my care after being rescued or am I just imagining things?

    For any of you wondering this does NOT mean a third orchid stand
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    How did your ever find that guy!?! I believe it is a spike! AND should be grounds for another orchid stand.

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    Yup, it's a spike because I found the same on one of mine last week ! lol

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    Yup. That's what it is. Wait till you smell that chocolate fragrance. It' yummy.

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    oooooh, I can smell it already... And I disagree, I think it does mean another orchid stand. Or at least it should...

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    HAHAHAHA, I ditto Bruce's posting, you must've really been diggin around in that plant, holy smokes!!! Congrats on the spike! How long as it been since it bloomed last?

    And what is all this talk of orchid stands? I must've missed that convo...

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    I was checking since I found out that the spike that dried out 2 months ago came from a p-bulb that had already flowered. So I figured I'd check the new plumb p-bulb to see if something was happening below the cover of the leaves; and to my surprise, there was something going on.

    This is the link Becky (I think you replied to the thread though)
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ned-bloom.html

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    aha... so Sharry Baby is the one that smells like chocolate....

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    Congrats on your new spike!

    I look over my orchids for spike almost eveyday. It's do-able since I have less than 50 orchids

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    Having only 50-60 plants is a nice level, still small enough to handle individually but enough to have flowers pretty regularly. I'm still climbing...the porch is really getting crowded, I've had to add a small fan to help with air movement lately. Thankfully, letting my husband water while I was down with the right arm has him so involved he now looks at them as ours. Its a wonderful change, he checks them as carefully as I do and catches alot that I don't. He's also much better at the watering thing than I am as well. I am loving sharing this with him now. He enjoys finding new spikes as much as I do.
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