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bulbs on top of bulbs

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    A question on one of my new orchids i got today.
    It looks like there are growing bulbs on top of the pseudobulbs.
    Is this normal?
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    yes this is quit normal (whats normal).Some genera do this sort of thing more readily than most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchid-man View Post
    yes this is quit normal (whats normal).Some genera do this sort of thing more readily than most.
    I know, right! When I first saw this, I thought my oncid was under-potted and needed room, so I repotted the thing. Then, in the new pot, it did the same thing and there was plenty of room. I think some oncidiums just like to climb up and out of the pot.

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    just to be sure, this is not a new bulb growing over an existing one , it is actually growing out of the top of the existing bulb.

    Greetings Erik

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    @Erik-- No worries, this is normal. Oncidiinae orchids do this frequently. I think I have 4 Oncidium-type orchids right now that have this stacked psuedobulb thing going on.

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    Good to know...

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