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Old 05-11-2020, 05:10 PM
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Based on the videos I've watched I'm guessing FS, which is really shocking to me since this plant already has 3 very vigorous spikes. I know time will tell but I want your opinion. What do you think?

I love this little plant, it is a continual delight.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:18 PM
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that looks like an air root to me. either way, sign of a happy plant
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:19 PM
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That is a root, still a great sign of a healthy plant though! You can't have flowers without roots!
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:28 PM
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Thanks guys! When it first started growing I did think it was a root and I was SO happy to see it. This is my first orchid and to see how much it has grown in the months that I've had it is so rewarding.

How can you tell it is a root and not a spike? I eventually changed my mind to spike because it started to look really pointy.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:33 PM
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it is pointy, but not spike pointy, the end of the Phal spike has layers of plant material over one another and it is more of a sharp point as opposed to here where, while points, it is very rounded at the tip...the color also, the differentiation between the root and the growing tip.

it will come to you...this is your first orchid so you have simply not seen as much
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:51 PM
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Nubbin update!
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i believe that IS a spike after all.

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i believe that IS a spike after all.

nice!
I thought so! It's hard to believe since this will be flower spike #4.
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