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Aerides spike talking point.

This is a discussion on Aerides spike talking point. within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is my Aerides multiflora v godefroyae showing a new spike coming from along side ...

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    Default Aerides spike talking point.

    This is my Aerides multiflora v godefroyae showing a new spike coming from along side an OLD spike from about 18 mths ago. Has anyone one seen this happen before??? I believe like those whom I've spoken with about say is doesn't happen...well, your opinion please.


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    My guess is that the new spike is not growing from the same node as the old one but from the node above and then pushing through the same leaf axil because it already has a tear from the old spike.This can happen to plants which have thick and tough leaves, as is the case with Aer multiflora.

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    I'll have to have a closer look. Thanks Yew, just never seen this happen before.

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    Congrats on the spike...now comes the hard part; waiting for the flowers to be open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Congrats on the spike...now comes the hard part; waiting for the flowers to be open.
    Thats right Connie and the biggest problem is that most of my Aerides flower during Xmas / New Year when there are no meetings !!! They will make great forum posts though.
    The Vanda shown in my avatar has a huge spike coming. The avatar flowering was 5 flowers, this should be better.

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    Roy, I think it doesn't matter if the new spike is growing from the same node or not. It's no problem for the spike and for the plant. Enjoy your flowers and take it easy.
    Do you have some Aerides from Sulawesi?
    By the way, Aerides multiflora var. godefroyae is not a valid name. Simple Aerides multiflora.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    My guess is that the new spike is not growing from the same node as the old one but from the node above and then pushing through the same leaf axil because it already has a tear from the old spike.This can happen to plants which have thick and tough leaves, as is the case with Aer multiflora.
    Yew, had a close look this morning & your correct. The spike has push through the next leaf up on its own. The old spike comes up from deep in the leaf axil. Tough little devils !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    Do you have some Aerides from Sulawesi?

    Don't have any from there, the only possible is an odorata but I think its a Philippine native. The Sulawesi species don't exciteme too much mainly because they are not as big or showy.

    By the way, Aerides multiflora var. godefroyae is not a valid name. Simple Aerides multiflora.
    I realise this, I use it because it breeds slightly different from the type species multiflora and is darker in color.

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