Some years ago, someone so proudly showed me an orchid flower that they had grown from a "dead" bulb. I think that perhaps the term is "spent" bulb. When I split up my orchids earlier this year, I had heaps of spent bulbs & decided to keep one just for an experiment. This pic is the result, and if I wait long enough I am sure I will get a flower spike too. I might also add that I gave a bag of spent bulbs away, & the lucky recipient has lots of shooting bulbs. So maybe it is not so hard to get flower spikes from spent bulbs. After all, if I can do it, anyone can. I wonder how long before I get a flower spike on this one.