Keiki - What does one look like?

bobanda(6)January 22, 2010

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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highjack(z6 KY)

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.

Brooke

    Bookmark   January 23, 2010 at 6:35AM
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Laceys_Orchids

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

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:28AM
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boothbay(7)

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

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 12:58PM
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albertan(Florida (10))

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

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 1:20AM
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