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Flower Spikes?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ren Cardano, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Ren Cardano

    Ren Cardano New Member

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    I just started a window garden which consists mostly of potted vegetables and orchids. The ones I have are all Dendrobium phalaenopsis since they are cheap and easy to tend to. I have obtained all my plants already with flower spikes so all I have to do is wait for them to bloom. Recently I've noticed some protrusions on a cane that already bloomed. I have never seen a flower spike emerging so I am curious as to what these little protrusions are and my guess is that they are flower spikes. IMG_20160725_142444.jpg IMG_20160725_142454.jpg

    From what I have researched some canes may flower multiple times so maybe this is the case. Also, this cane is on the same pot with another larger cane that has 3 flower spikes which are simultaneously blooming. IMG_20160725_143004.jpg IMG_20160725_142953.jpg

    I also have another plant on a different pot with a branched spike but I don't have any photo of it. Being new to orchid care makes me very curious about all these things. Are they normal?
     
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the Forum.

    Everything looks and sounds normal. The bumps appear to be new flower spikes. Many Dendrobium will put out multiple spikes over several years from the same canes. Good growing!
     
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  3. Ren Cardano

    Ren Cardano New Member

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    Thank you. Good to know that everything is fine.