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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 44gram, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. 44gram

    44gram New Member

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    Can someone tell me what is this on my phaleanopsis (?spelling). This thing started growing recently. Also it is getting new leaves coming from the side of the plant. I just received it for Mother’s Day and this started after it stopped blooming
     

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I think that is just a deformed flower. I can only speculate why it happened. Perhaps a newly forming spike was damaged or sometimes there is a mutation. It also looks like a terminal spike (a spike coming from the top of the plant) which is also not normal.