I would say root.
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This is a discussion on Need advice root or spike? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Usually i'm good at identifying between roots and spikes however this one i'm just not ...
Usually i'm good at identifying between roots and spikes however this one i'm just not that certain and would like some advice... I'm leaning towards a roots because i can't see a distinct mitten but it seems to be growing upwards and not having signs of velamen .. hmmm
I would say root.
It seems to have a bit of bilateral symmetry rather than being perfectly round at the tip ... so I'm inclined to think it's a spike. You should know for certain in a few more days, these things grow fairly quickly.
I'm leaning toward spike as well...good luck!
There's already a spike above it. My vote goes to root.
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Wups. Looking at the wrong pic! NVM!
Are you sure Desdinova? I can see two spikes emerging below the mystery growth in the top picture, but not above it (the angle of the pictures shows the roots at the top and the tip of the plant at the bottom).
Likely right. I know that phals will rarely send up spikes below the the others, though this is only based on my experience. Anyone know any exceptions?
this is what had me questioning it , it is very flat at the tip and the shape is " plump " and the colour is a light apple green. Well i shall keep you guys posted when it develops furthure this is so exciting!! Hence my love for Phals they keep us wondering
I'd say it's a spike. Let us now what will show up
Just had another look today I would say more spike like yippie !!