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Save those back bulbs

This is a discussion on Save those back bulbs within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by bobcowman I am a neophyte and so have to ask, what is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcowman View Post
    I am a neophyte and so have to ask, what is a "back bulb"? How does one propogate phalenopsis orchids?
    Back bulbs are the leafless older bulbs on sympodial orchids. Phalaenopsis are monopodial, so they don't have backbulbs. Sometimes they will sprout a keiki at the base or on a spike.

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