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stunted growths spiking

This is a discussion on stunted growths spiking within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi all! I have an Oncidium 'twinkle' that I recently (within the last four months ...

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    Hi all! I have an Oncidium 'twinkle' that I recently (within the last four months or so) "mounted". It was in pretty sad shape when I got it. It's now growing great roots. The two newest growths are spiking, but they are TINY. At most, they are half the size that the supporting pb's had grown to. Do these plants spike before the pb has matured or is this stress related? I would rather prevent the blooming if it will help the plant in the long run. I am attaching a pic...


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    Yes, the spikes begin to appear on the new growths before the p-bulbs are fully formed. In fact, as soon as I see a new p-bulb forming, I start looking for spikes.

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    Thanks! I was preparing my shears to chop them off although I didnt want to do it!

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    Yikes! I'm glad you didn't do it. Enjoy the blooms.

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    No, don't cut. It looks perfectly normal and healthy!

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