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Cymbidium atropurpureum

This is a discussion on Cymbidium atropurpureum within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Another haul from this lady that I helped re-pot some of her orchid collection. I ...

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    Another haul from this lady that I helped re-pot some of her orchid collection. I didn't realize that the plant is spiking and accidentally pulled on of the spikes that I thought was dried sheathing.

    Thanks for looking
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    Usually, the little spikes at the base of the plant are new plantlets...or keikeis; and if you do hurt them or if they get munched on by one's will grow. It may take a month to see the new sprout sticking up, but there will be one soon. You would be suprised how easy they break during repotting. My husband knows when I do it cuz there is a stream of very unladylike language that comes from the orchid area. lol

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    Cool. I hope you didn't hurt the spike and you get lots of blooms.


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    Well done and congrats for the reward of your labour. Here's wishing you lots of blooms from the cym.

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