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    I recently divided some orchids, and shortly after, I noticed a new growth on the largest division. Is it a flower, or just a new psuedobulb?

    Here is the new growth:


    And the plant that the other plants were divided from:


    All the plants:


    I've never paid much attention to how new plants are formed, so that's why I'm not sure what this new growth is.

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    Ben,
    That looks like new vegatative growth. After it matures, it should flower.

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    So, is the vegetative growth going to become another psuedobulb? Or is that a special type of growth that is only made to make flowers? Sorry, I'm not much of an expert with "orchid terms".

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    Yes, it should form leaves and a new pseudobulb and eventually flower. Looks like you're doing a good job, by the way. Have fun and good growing, KPG
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    Thanks, this is the first time I actually put any work into growing orchids. Does this type of orchid like growing by an east window (as it is now)? It used to just sit by a west window, and only got a little but of light during the late afternoon, while they now get several hours of light in the morning, and bright shade the rest of the day.

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    More light is better - medium to light green leaves. Too little light=dark green, floppy leaves. Too much light=leaf burn.
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    Ok, I guess my plants are getting enough light then. It's just that they have never flowered before, and I've had them for 3 years. Only now am I giving them fertilizer though, every other watering.

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    I just have one more question: Are my plants catteleyas or spider orchids?

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