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Bumps on a Phal Spike

This is a discussion on Bumps on a Phal Spike within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; So my Phal finished blooming, kicked off it's flowers and I cut it back. I ...

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    Cool Bumps on a Phal Spike

    So my Phal finished blooming, kicked off it's flowers and I cut it back. I was advised to give the cut a touch of cinnamon as an anti-fungicide, and did so... I don't know if it's related, but it's the only thing out of it's usual treatment, and the spike has these odd little bumps on it - about six or seven. It looks like the human equivalent of warts. I did a little searching with Google but didn't find anything relevant.

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    Could it be from over-fertilization?

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    Unhappy Bumpy Spike

    I would suggest that you cut the spike all the way back and wait for the next new spike to start. I have used cinnamon on cut leaves and such, but never on a spike. That doesn't mean that the cinnamon caused the problem.

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