Cymbidium Spike Versus New Growth
I have a miniature Cymbidium, acquired in bloom two years ago, which I miraculously (for me...) brought back into bloom last winter. However, I didn't really expect that it would be blooming and only became aware of the two spikes when they were developed enough to be clearly identified as flowering versus vegetative shoots.
This year, I've been checking like a madman, and yesterday found six pointy new somethings poking up. The largest is about an inch and a half long, the smallest about half that. Are there differences at this size between the appearance of flowering and vegetative shoots? Do both the new vegetative shoots and flowering shoots emerge at the same time? I think I didn't see new vegetative shoots last year until the spikes where quite mature, but can't recall exactly.