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A Question Obscure.

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    Default A Question Obscure.

    Who was it who said that a question that is obscure is a important question indeed? Actually I think it was me............and believe me I know about obscure! This question I have never seen asked or answered on this Forum. I have a Rynchostylis retusa in spike and the tip of the spike is only a few millimeters from growing into a solid plastic part of the hanging basket it's in. Of course this is fairly typical orchid basket with open spaces around the container. My question is, will the spike grow around this bit of solid surface? Will it just naturally crook a bit to start hanging out and down from the basket on it's own? My guess would be, Yes. Thanks in advance. AL

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    I think you've answered the question yourself.

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    Thank You Yew. It may seem silly, but I wanted to make sure. Nature can do odd things at times and nature certainly can do what it wants to do . AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    Thank You Yew. It may seem silly, but I wanted to make sure. Nature can do odd things at times and nature certainly can do what it wants to do . AL
    And WILL do what it wants to do - pretty much WHEN it wants to do it and HOW it wants to do it. We just are along for the ride for a little while while its doing it....

    cheers,
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    and a random thought, (I get more of 'em the older I get). It amazes me the way most orchids thrive. Even after we stick them in pots where they really don't want to be. Place them where most times it isn't even very close to their native enviornment at all. They suvive and yes thrive with our fussing and feeding, our poking and proding. These are very tough little gals!

    Okay, I'm back now.


    Tony

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    Al, I can't wait to see how this spike produces for you. Best of luck!

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