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Spike of death.

This is a discussion on Spike of death. within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The first(1 of 2)Phals i first bought decided to spike throuth the crown & i ...

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    Default Spike of death.

    The first(1 of 2)Phals i first bought decided to spike throuth the crown & i thought it was a gonner.It has bloomed fantastically for me & put on a real show every blooming.Last year it had 23 flowers on a re-bloom(spike was cut & it brached )
    This year 2 spikes that branched & more flowers.

    You can see the spike coming from the centre.
    It has been in full bloom for over 2 months but has dropped a few flowers this last week with high temps.
    Noticed this last week & was not sure what it was but now i,m sure.

    A new leaf.
    Guess i got lucky & the spike missed the growing point.
    Plant has been in s/h for over 2 years & i would have missed it.

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    Interesting , Wonder what causes that to happen ? Beautiful flowers . Gin

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    I wasnt aware that this sort of thing could happen. Who would have thought that a spike could bloke new leaf growths and therefore send the plant to its own death? Im glad your plant got lucky.

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    Glad to see it straightened itself out!

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    Boy they really can surprise you when they come up with their own ideas on what to do, and clearly haven't read the book!


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