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Keiki - What does one look like?

Posted by bobanda 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 22, 10 at 16:22

I am wondering what a very baby keiki looks like when it starts on a phal. spike. I have a spike in bloom but at one of its nodes, where usually the node stays flat, the node sheath has come out and plumped up like a tiny little leaf. Normal or keiki?

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RE: Keiki - What does one look like?

I don't know if it's normal but it could be either. If it is a keiki eventually it will grow roots and more leaves. If it is just a leaf roots never form and no additional leaves appear, it will die when the spike dies.


RE: Keiki - What does one look like?

Do I cut the spike under water while there are still blooms on the spike? Any help would be appreciated?

RE: Keiki - What does one look like?

It would help if you show a picture of what your seeing.

RE: Keiki - What does one look like?

Since the protrusion is on a blooming spike, very likely it is a new bloom spike branching from the original.

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