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Angraecum didieri spikes or roots?

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    Default Angraecum didieri spikes or roots?

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    Here are photos of on of my didieris, one of which shows growth coming from between the leaves. The above ground roots come from 180 degrees around the plant, on the "face" of the plant if you will. They, here to fore, have not come from between the leaves. There are three "side" growths altogether but one appears to connect with one of the ariel roots. This is deceiving, as it is merely a small growth attached to nothing.

    Are these spikes or a differently placed roots? Thank you for your time and interest. Under my name it says "Senior Member". Pay that no heed to that as most of my posts have been asking you guys all manner of questions. I am just beginning to learn. I have had a didieri bloom in the past, but for the life of me I can't remember where the spike came from. Again thank you very kindly

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    They're not roots; I guess there's a possibility that they could be basal keikeis instead of inflorescences. It shouldn't be long until you know for sure.

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    They definitely don't look like roots! I agree with Michael - though I'm not an expert in these types of orchids. Just have to wait and see!

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    I have the same species. That's a bud. In my experience they don't always come to fruition, but you're on the right track. Good luck!
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    those are spikes and they will take awhile to develope, so be patient. Keep up the humidity and some air movement. If the humidity is too low, the spikes may not develope(they will just turn brown).

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    I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for their being spikes.

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    Whoo-hoo! Whatever it is, I'm crossing my fingers for you!
    I think it's a spike too, I have something very similar.
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    Definitely looks like "spikage".

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    Thank y'all, I appreciate your interest and time, Seems the consensus has them as spikes. I'll go with that. Tom right now it is a cool 73 degrees F one 78 as humidity. We keep three humidifiers running pretty much all the time and have several fans running all the time. That isn't too bad for living in apartment with a Southern exposure (sliding glass door). The biggest issue is that I just repotted it in semi-hydro and hope the plant doesn't go into shock. None of our others has even so much as missed at beat, so maybe this will even be good for the plant,

    I hope to get some didieri blooms this year. It does seem like a long process, but will worth it in the end I hope. Thanks again.

    Phillip C

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    Spikes not roots. Congrats Phillip/

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