Aerangis biloba keiki?

quinnfyre(z7 PA)April 3, 2010

I didn't know they even did this. I have a keiki growing at the end of a spent spike on my Aerangis biloba. I tend to just leave the spent spikes on there until they look like they will come off easily, and in any case, I haven't done that much maintenance on this case in a while anyway. Looks like maybe that turned out to be a good thing? I was adjusting the lights because both biloba and mystacidii are going orange in a major way, and checking for snails, and I saw the keiki. Fascinating.

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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

That's awesome - do you have a photo?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 8:20PM
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quinnfyre(z7 PA)

Not yet. I can try taking one sometime this week. I'm way behind on photos to upload. Also, it's an exciting discovery, but a little underwhelming looking at the moment. It's basically a little nubbin of leaf with a bit of root growing at the end of the old spike, hidden behind a mass of roots. We'll see if I can sneak in there and get a pic. Biloba's entrenched itself pretty solidly in my case, so I can't remove it anymore. Actually, I'm not quite sure what is removable and what is not, which wasn't the original intention, but at this point, I can't move anything that is in that case to any other case anyway, due to the bush snails issue. So they might as well all be permanently attached, ha.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 10:20PM
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