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Strange flower stem

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Novice, May 9, 2021.

  1. Novice

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    Hello, I have several cimbidiums in my front yard, growing in pots. They have been blooming every year and lasted for several weeks somewhere between February 15 and April 15. This year the blossoms are even more vigorous, lasted longer and I got a Surprise bonus. One flower stem started turning into a strange bulb, long and stripie. The flower at the end of this stem is spent and ready to fall off. But the stem had turned into its own thing. Has anyone seen that before? What is it and what to do with it?
    I have read that it might have been a new orchid growing. But orchids propagate by deviding bulbs. So any advice is greatly appreciated. IMG_20210509_115414584_HDR.jpg
     
  2. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    You have a seed pod developing. Something, an insect, pollinated the flower. Since you won't be able to tell what other cymbidium was involved in the pollination and growing orchids from seed typically involves seeding a mature seed pod to a lab, I would remove it.
     
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