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spike or root?

This is a discussion on spike or root? within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hello! I've posted a picture of an orchid I purchased about a year ago. It ...

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    Hello! I've posted a picture of an orchid I purchased about a year ago. It didn't have a spike when I got it.

    Is this the beginning of a flower spike or just another root growing out?

    Thanks!

    Cody
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    I have spiked out alot of phals in the last couple years....that my friend is a spike you are growing! Great job...now with patience it'll flower in a couple months.

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    Okay, great! Thanks for the replies! I got this orchid one day at at the grocery store in really poor condition (it was on sale for $5). I re-potted/fertilized and it seems to be doing well now.
    I'll post photos of it in bloom.

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    i'll say it again. GO SPIKE GO!

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    Congratulations on your good care and culture. Your close-up picture is very good as well.
    Cheers
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    Congrats!

    Cheers,
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    Congratulations!

    Spikes are always fun!

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    You must be thrilled!

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