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Split in Phal Base

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    Default Split in Phal Base

    Hello, I've been noticing this split in my Phal starting for a few days now. It has been growing up a ton of roots (like 5 from the top of the crown, 8 or 9 new green ones around the edge of the pot, a new one growing out of an old areal root, etc.) and it even started a new leaf (Second one since the last bloom). So I believe it's healthy. But I noticed it started to split on the opposite side of all the new roots. I don't know what it is because nothing is coming out and it seems to get worse. Is it possibly a spike starting?

    I have gotten such great help from all of you in the past. Thanks!

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    It most likely is a root. Often, spikes grow between the leaves, however, i've seen spikes come out like this on occasion. Time will tell...good luck!

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    I would guess it to be a root.

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    Yes it's a root I have a Phal that have 3 of these rips so yes 3 roots on its way , however there is a mounted Phal that has a rip between 2 leaves so will post a pic when i monitor this potential spike

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    Thanks for all your replies. Like I had said, it seems to be doing great, however, since I'm so new I wanted to make sure nothing was going to start crawling out from it. I am so glad to have found this forum. There has been so much help and I learn so much reading others posts. I am guessing that it will not spike while it is working on new leaf growth?

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    This is the perfect place to ask question and we can all learn from each other! Phals are interesting orchids that's why they fascinate me I have seen many things with Phals , spike and new leaf at the same time which is what my mounted Phal is doing now if that is a potential spike!! , or blooming and growing new leaves at the same time or keiki and new leaf and blooms , I think the environment is what drives them to grow ESP warm temperature and bright light lead to more new vegetative
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    Thanks. I think it's really happy that the sun has reached it's spring time location. Pretty much as soon as spring hit it started growing like a weed. I find these plants sooooo interesting. I am so happy my mom got me into growing these things. I have three seedlings she picked up at a show that I have been watching. They are all phal. type seedlings. I am very interested to see how they will change.

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