growth at base of new shoot

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  1. orchidboy

    orchidboy Active Member

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    one of my muture cymbidium orchids has got a swolen bulb like thing at the base of it's new shoot. what is it? here is a picture, im sorry if it isn't very clear. none of my other orchids have this growth.
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  2. terrestrial_man

    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    I would have to guess the beginning of new roots.
     
  3. orchidboy

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    ok. will my other orchids get this?
     
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    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    if I am right then hope so!!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is a shoot, known as a 'pseudobulb', rather than new roots.
     
  6. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    It's a new shoot. The more of these you see, the better.
     
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    ok. thanks for all of your replies
     

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