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look at this new growth

This is a discussion on look at this new growth within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I almost fell over when I saw this. I read somewhere that if you have ...

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    Default look at this new growth

    I almost fell over when I saw this. I read somewhere that if you have a couple of backbulbs that haven't done anything, put them in sphag and see what happens. Well, when I repotted my burana pear, there were two of the tiniest backbulbs I ever saw(one fell off today). I figured I would try it, knowing that I would just waste space and get frustrated (sounds quack, I know) I looked at them for the first time in a month , only because the wind knocked the tupperware greenhouse (1/2 cup size) off my growing cart. I opened it up and look what I found.....

    new growth with leaves forming! I put the bic pen next to it for perspective. Sorry it is so bad, it is difficult getting a closeup of about 1/8th of an inch pb.
    Pardon the sock puppet, it was the closest thing around to lay it on.

    One more thing, there is start of a root that is about 1/16th of an inch.
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    Cool! That bulb is so tiny! Is it a miniature orchid?

    Hope that cute little thing grows well and good luck!
    It must have been a very nice surprise for you...

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    Default mini? not sure..

    I guess it could be called an mini. I don't know much about mini dens, the mature bulbs are only about 6 " tall. I better keep igorning this little thing , maybe it will keep thriving.

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    Wow, how cute!!! I've read that too, good luck with it!

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    Thanks Heather. It is funny, where I lived before, I couldn't grow a den to save my life, I did well with Phals. My new house is so lit up, all of my phals were cooked and the dens are now growing like mad. I'm actually glad, it is easier to shade plants than to give them more light. Of course I have my little grow lite that gives them an extra kick in the winter.

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    That is so small. How long will it take to become big enough to flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie
    That is so small. How long will it take to become big enough to flower?
    I honestly have no idea how long it will take to flower, or if I can keep it alive. That would truly be something if it stayed very small and actually flowered. Time will tell...

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    Thank you. Have a great 4th.

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