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broken spike.

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    I bought some seedlings back in Feb and they are in 3 inch pots and all are growing well, I found this guy though and it has finally clicked whats happened, it is a Onc. ornithorhynchum and it has tried to grow a spike but the tip has got stuck and broken off, not sure why but at least the little guy is trying to bloom. I am a little sad it broke but its a good sign it wants to bloom already
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    Carrie...that sometimes happens. At times it could be secondary to low humidity. How is your humidity level?

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    my humidity is about 40 % I think I need to check it. It is on a humidity tray but Its possible thats the cause. Thank you for the reply. I didnt expect it to bloom this year so I will wait for next year and hope it doesnt happen again.

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    good luck with it!

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    Hope it puts up another spike soon.

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    sorry that this has to happen to your orchid. maybe it'll put up another spike later to
    replace the one that has been lost.

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    Thank you Bruce and Randy, I hope she does too but as I wasnt expecting a spike this year I shouldnt complain really just always ashame when this happens, I just hope it didnt happen when I was watering

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