Orchid Plants
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About orchids

Leah added on February 4, 2014 | Answered

There are several (6) shoots, finger looking, growing on my plant. They look like a cover over them. Will these be stems for flowers or leaves? I keep the plant on my sink under a florescent light.

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Heather
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Answered on February 6, 2014

These actually sound like they may be roots (hard to tell for sure without a picture - if you want to send a picture, feel free to attach it by replying to the answer notification email you get). Some orchids grow aerial roots. This article will explain more about them:
http://www.justaddiceorchids.com/Just-Add-Ice-Orchid-Blog/bid/86870/Orchid-Care-What-are-Air-Roots

That being said, if you don't think they are aerial roots, they would be flower spikes. Leaves develop looking like leaves from the beginning.

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