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keiki or new limb?

Posted by Jetson15 none (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 5:59

My Phal, which has been in bloom since March, has just started losing it's flowers. Just below the first flower to fall, I noticed a small new growth. Does this look like a keiki or is it trying to branch for more flowers?

In either case, should I let it continue? It will probably be a month or so till the rest of the flowers on this spike fall.


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RE: keiki or new limb?

I'd guess it is getting ready to branch. Doesn't really look like a keiki, but pretty early on.

FYI: It's not unusual for these to abort before doing too much. Don't beat yourself up if that ends up being the case.

Bob


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RE: keiki or new limb?

I have one phal about 8 years old now and it always has several of these on the spikes each year. Rarely do they do anything for me. Depending on your location, but this time of year I'd cut that spike and focus on root and leaf growth.

Good luck


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RE: keiki or new limb?

Thanks

It's already started new leaves and some new monster roots, but I've been waiting for the flowers to drop before I repot. I will stay with that plan unless I see this really take off, and then I'll ask again.

Alan


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