Phalaenopsis spike, week 1
The recent cooling of the temperatures must have sent "time to bloom" signals to my orchids. In addition to Cattleya Cernua and Tolumnia Pink Panther, my Dtps. Jungo City is preparing to flower.
This is another orchid flower spike that I managed to spot in its earliest stages. This little protrusion at the orchid's base is the start of a spike. Two early signs differentiate it from a root: it's purple in color when every other root on this orchid emerged with a pale yellow-green tip. And second, it's segmented. This is really hard to see in the picture above, but became more apparent in the few days afterwards.