Do new growths grow slower than spikes?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Do new growths grow slower than spikes?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 01-12-2020, 01:14 PM
redcoats36 redcoats36 is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 14
Do new growths grow slower than spikes?
Default Do new growths grow slower than spikes?

My fdk svo black pearl has had 2 nubbins at either side of the base for almost 2 weeks that aren't elongating very quickly. I was wondering if this means it's likely new growths rather than spikes.

I watched this youtube video by mama's orchids:


It looks like her spikes developed rather quickly and already had distinct buds within 1 month.

For more experienced growers, have you found that spikes develop quickly while new growth nubbins are slower?
Attached Thumbnails
Do new growths grow slower than spikes?-img_6026-jpg   Do new growths grow slower than spikes?-img_6025-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2020, 01:26 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 3,753
Do new growths grow slower than spikes? Female
Default

At this time of year, Catasetinae should be resting - little or no water. Any new growth that has started will just sit there. (In my experience, Fredclarkeara tends to bloom late in the season, about the time that dormancy is starting in the fall) You don't want to be watering that plant until new leaves are spreading out, and new roots are 3-4 inches long. That won't happen for several more months. This is the time to just ignore it.

Search for posts by isurus79 - some videos and great information. Also, you can check the Sunset Valley Orchids culture notes written by Fred Clarke (the originator of this hybrid)
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids

What's blooming for Southern California Species hobbyists
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2020, 03:01 PM
redcoats36 redcoats36 is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 14
Do new growths grow slower than spikes?
Default

Thanks Roberta! My fdk has only lost 1 leaf so far, with another yellowing so it seems like it is only just entering dormancy. I haven't watered it since the beginning of November. That's why I wasn't sure if the nubbins were spikes or new growth. I read that it's sometimes hard to tell until it grows more but mine is just growing extremely slowly, so I was wondering if maybe that meant they were new growths not spikes.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-12-2020, 03:05 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 3,753
Do new growths grow slower than spikes? Female
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redcoats36 View Post
Thanks Roberta! My fdk has only lost 1 leaf so far, with another yellowing so it seems like it is only just entering dormancy. I haven't watered it since the beginning of November. That's why I wasn't sure if the nubbins were spikes or new growth. I read that it's sometimes hard to tell until it grows more but mine is just growing extremely slowly, so I was wondering if maybe that meant they were new growths not spikes.
It is very possible that they are new growths.. sometimes they "peek out" well before the plant is ready to wake up. That's where the discipline comes in... it is soooo tempting to start watering at the first sign of "action" . Don't succumb to the temptation. Keeping it dry, you're telling it "Go back to sleep..." like a little kid who wakes you up at 2 AM with "I want a glass of water"

Actually, there ARE some catasetinae (like Clowesia Rebecca Northen) that bloom from bare pseudobulbs before the leaves appear. Same deal... even when they do that, they're not ready for watering, necessary to wait for the new growth.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids

What's blooming for Southern California Species hobbyists

Last edited by Roberta; 01-12-2020 at 03:09 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
growths, nubbins, quickly, slower, spikes


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to grow dense plants w many spikes like they have in shows? kkdcalgary Beginner Discussion 14 03-31-2017 02:01 PM
Ascofinetia Cherry Blossom spikes...dead? cut? shayna71708 Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 5 07-07-2012 09:18 PM
How I grow Masdevallia's Bolero Pleurothallis Alliance 9 05-25-2010 08:39 AM
Newbie wanting to grow indoors under hps paz1967 Beginner Discussion 9 03-10-2010 03:15 PM
S/H Six Months In.... Snowden Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11 10-20-2008 08:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.