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Default Phalaenopsis. Root or Spike?

So i found this new growth in my Phalaenopsis. Is it a root or a spike and how can one differentiate them?
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That's a root. It's round and it grows downwards. Spikes are more pointy and grow upwards.
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That's very clearly a root. It's possible to tell even earlier than that. Roots have a very round tip, while a spike nubbin is somewhat flat and mitten shaped. In your case the entire root structure is visible, with the older part covered in white velamen and a green, actively growing tip.
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YAY! A root! thanks!
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Roots, especially big, fat, healthy ones are to be celebrated!
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how does one water those roots that appear near the crown ??
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You mean aerial roots? I just mist them once in a while.
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I mist them everytime I see them, which can be a few times a day.
My apartment being so bright and warm during the day, things dry out like crazy, so I mist like crazy too.
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Ive been misting 2 times a week and they are doing great.. i guess they dont need as much water as people say
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