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Phal Spike?

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    I noticed it on my phal today. It looks a little like a spike...I *think* it may be a spike, but I'm not sure. Does it look like a spike?

    Hmmm...sounds like a beginner level question, huh?
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    Boy, Lily, you're more obsessive than I am! Did you find that with a magnifying glass?

    My rule is wait a couple of days. If it gets bigger, it's a spike. If not, it's a fat mother of a scale.

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    not a scale. either a spike or a root. probably the former but I think it's too early to tell.

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    Could be anything !
    Well ok it,s not likely to be a dwarf mamoth but it could be a spike or a root.
    Wait a few days & see.

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    The way it's busting through the leaf like that, I'll vote for root. Those things have no respect.

    Keep in mind, I'm probably wrong.

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    if it starts to look perfectly round, it's a root. if it's flattened a bit, dimpled, or "oblong", then it's probably a spike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    if it starts to look perfectly round, it's a root. if it's flattened a bit, dimpled, or "oblong", then it's probably a spike.
    Ditto to what Jmoney said. You can always tell if its a spike or a root by their shape when they first appear. It should be "wedge" shape if its a spike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    if it starts to look perfectly round, it's a root. if it's flattened a bit, dimpled, or "oblong", then it's probably a spike.
    It's definitely not perfectly round. More like a pointed shape. Anyways, I took some pics today and it's grown quite a bit! Just an update. I am so eager to know what it is, because it's the first time reblooming that phal. I'm dying to find out... !
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    I'm not the most experienced here, but that's looking kind of pointy for a root...

    Good luck!
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    Yep. That sure ain't no root.....


    *eats words posted above*

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