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Phaleanopsis spike or root?

This is a discussion on Phaleanopsis spike or root? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello all, The picture I'll post below is a Phal , the first one I ...

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    Default Phaleanopsis spike or root?

    Hello all,

    The picture I'll post below is a Phal, the first one I ever got. The poor thing was sorely tried by the area I lived and was growing it in initially and then got moved around so much, got sunburned and probably was way overdue to be repotted, which I only did the 17th of May this year (I've had it since around 2011). It's been going on ok, it's leaves are a bit wonky shaped etc, and it still bears the blackened holes of the sun burn, but otherwise has seemed ok.

    So, it has not flowered since 2011, and I've been doing a lot of reading on trying to get your Phals to reflowering and I've been moving all of them to the bathroom with open windows at night (I'm too scared to leave them outside overnight!) and now there's this little green nub!

    I'm convinced its a flower spike. I noticed it tonight for the first time, but it can't have come out more than a few days ago, since I've obsessively been watching the base of all my Phals leaves!

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    So Live what does it look like now since its been about 2 weeks or more since you seen the spike or kiekie start to form. Have you seen any leaves develop on it or is it just like a hard stem? I hope it is a kiekie so you can have a baby plant.

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    I only noticed it yesterday, that picture was also taken yesterday. Will keep you posted!
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    Wish for a spike. its too small right now to confirm. keep us posted

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