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Spike or New Growth?

This is a discussion on Spike or New Growth? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My cool growing Cymbidium has a new projection on it. Most of the new pb ...

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    Question Spike or New Growth?

    My cool growing Cymbidium has a new projection on it. Most of the new pb growths seem to show the lines that will form leaves. This one doesn't have that structure. Is this a spike? It has been 2 years since I bought it in bloom and it hasn't bloomed since.
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    If I were to guess it looks like a spike, but can not say for sure as I don't own any of these and have never grown one. I am sure we will see pictures along the way if it is a spike and we all look forward to seeing them.

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    wait about a week and then give the tip a gentle squeeze, If it seems hollow then its a spike, if firm then it will be growth. Here's hoping that Its a spike for you.

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    Looks a spike to me

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    I have no idea, but I love these posts and all the conjectures! lol Good luck, I hope its a spike for you!

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    It appears to be hollow. So I am believing it is a spike. Too bad it is growing pointing at another closeby pb. The same pb on this Cymbidium has a second spike growing. It will get a badly needed repot after the bloom cycle completes in the spring.

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    Exciting!

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