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Spiral spike

This is a discussion on Spiral spike within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Most of the flowers have dropped, but the spike grew in a spiral!...

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    Most of the flowers have dropped, but the spike grew in a spiral!
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    Very unusual. Could it have been caused by frequent shifting of the pot while the spike was forming, I wonder?

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    yeah, i think it was caused by moving the pot around when i watered ... it always grew towards the light

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    yeah i think the constant shifting of the pot attributed to the spiral behavior of the spike.
    Happens to me all the time when I move plants around.

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    Yes, this happens if one turns the pot during the development of the spike.

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