Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Orchid Root or Spike?

This is a discussion on Orchid Root or Spike? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have a phal with two high roots or spikes. Which are they? Please see ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    jorimck is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    John R. McKinley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cymbidiums, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Callifornia,near San Francisco
    Posts
    5
    Member's Country Flag

    Question Orchid Root or Spike?

    I have a phal with two high roots or spikes. Which are they?
    Please see attachments.

    John McKinley
    San Francisco,CA Bay Area

  2. #2
    cakedaddy's Avatar
    cakedaddy is online now Senior Member
    Real Name
    jason
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    1,952

    Default

    Hi John, your attachments didn't post. And welcome btw! I am Northbay area.

  3. #3
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    32,767
    Member's Country Flag

  4. #4
    Kmac's Avatar
    Kmac is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Kathi
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    How can I pick just one???
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,384
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Your picture didn't post...but here is one way to tell. A phal root, just starting out, will be rounded on the end. A phal spike will have a "mitten shaped" end.

  5. #5
    jorimck is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    John R. McKinley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cymbidiums, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Callifornia,near San Francisco
    Posts
    5
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Phael spike

    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    Your picture didn't post...but here is one way to tell. A phal root, just starting out, will be rounded on the end. A phal spike will have a "mitten shaped" end.
    KMac: You gave me the answer-quick and easy to understand. Many thanks....

    John McKinley,
    Danville, CA

Similar Threads

  1. spike or root?
    By cwcervantes in forum Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 30th, 2009, 10:48 PM
  2. Carrie's stupid question - orchid root or spike?
    By playtime8978 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: April 10th, 2009, 05:50 AM
  3. cutting off spike to induce root growth?
    By samstom in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 25th, 2007, 11:25 PM
  4. Root or Spike?
    By Nyx in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: July 20th, 2006, 10:48 PM
  5. Phal 2nd spike has a root?
    By Tikva in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 26th, 2006, 12:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.