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Sedirea japonica- Spike or root?

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    Thumbs up Sedirea japonica- Spike or root?

    A while back I received this little Sedirea japonica and I recently moved it to s/h.

    It seems to be doing well and now I have this root or spike emerging.

    What do you think---- root or spike?

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    A spike, most likely.

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    I hope.

    It is a fragrant species.

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    Hope it is a spike. fingers crossed for you.

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    I'm sorry I can't help you with your question but I'm in the same boat as you are. My Sedirea japonica is even smaller and packed tightly in moss. I drenched it with distilled water all winter long and dropped it many times. Nevertheless, it's beginning to show signs of life. As you said, root or spike? Anyone??? Name:  image.jpg
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    A root, Citywildcat.

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    Yes, I thought it was a root too but I sent the photo to a grower and they said it was a spike...time will tell... Heck, I'm just glad it's doing something! Thanks!

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    So far, my 'spike' remains looking like one.

    My main concern is that it is growing up underneath a leaf about dead center though toward the stem. I guess it will figure a way around it.

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    Agree with Yew Sung. looks like root.

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