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 4 of 4

Another Dumb Newbie Question

This is a discussion on Another Dumb Newbie Question within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Please excuse the horrible quality of this shot (it will likely make you go cross ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    eaglssong's Avatar
    eaglssong is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Anne
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All of them
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    976
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    4

    Default Another Dumb Newbie Question

    Please excuse the horrible quality of this shot (it will likely make you go cross eyed), but if you can see that little thing under the bud, is that a new spike forming? It's so tiny that I can barely see it, and in fact had to get out my trusty magnifying glass. Given that it's so close to the bud that's already formed, I'm not sure if it's some sort of new growth, or if it's part of the existing bud.

    Name:  New spike maybe.jpg
Views: 1137
Size:  357.4 KB

    Thanks gang. You guys are the best!!

  2. #2
    Lizgeo is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    1,236

    Default

    It's not a new spike (only one spike per p-bulb), it would be another flower bud. It's typical that each catt spike carries 2-3 buds, some even more.

    Isn't it exciting that you find something new everyday?

  3. #3
    Latifah731's Avatar
    Latifah731 is offline Member
    Real Name
    Aneesah
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    I'm leaning towards cattleya
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Drexel Hill PA (Outside of Philly)
    Posts
    37
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    The growth under your bud looks like an aborted bud growth. That has happened to my catt. Once it emerged from the sheath I saw two buds in addition to a growth that just didn't make it.

    I'm a newbie too. Just going on my previous experience. Someone else might have a better answer.

  4. #4
    eaglssong's Avatar
    eaglssong is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Anne
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All of them
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    976
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Latifah731 View Post
    The growth under your bud looks like an aborted bud growth. That has happened to my catt. Once it emerged from the sheath I saw two buds in addition to a growth that just didn't make it.

    I'm a newbie too. Just going on my previous experience. Someone else might have a better answer.
    Thanks Latifah. You're one up on me, because I have no previous experience, so anything at all is really helpful to me, and I appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    It's not a new spike (only one spike per p-bulb), it would be another flower bud. It's typical that each catt spike carries 2-3 buds, some even more.

    Isn't it exciting that you find something new everyday?
    It's VERY exciting for me to find all these new things. It just encourages me that I can really do this, and that makes me very happy. I know not every attempt at growing will be successful, but I think I'm off to a very good start.

    Thank you both for your quick replies. I sometimes feel like such a dunce, but I know if I come here and just ask, someone will always have an answer for me.

    I'll keep a close eye on this and see what happens with it. Thanks again!!

Similar Threads

  1. [smilies]This may be a dumb question...
    By ABro in forum Using the Boards
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 5th, 2006, 01:51 AM
  2. dumb question
    By marcos73 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 18th, 2005, 01:58 AM
  3. dumb phal question
    By Cinderella in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 12th, 2005, 05:29 PM
  4. A Question, Maybe a Dumb question
    By Tanya in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 18th, 2004, 09:12 PM
  5. dumb question of the day....blooming
    By Cinderella in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: July 6th, 2004, 11:05 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.