strange leaf growth on orchid stem

rob734July 31, 2014

A second set of leaves have grown high on the stem. Is this unusual? And what does it indicate?

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

You have a Keiki (baby Plant) you should leave it attached to the flowering stem till it grows some new roots.
Not strange, some orchids readily make keikis.

Here is a link that might be useful: FAQ on Keiki

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 7:23PM
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rob734

The keiki has never produced roots and is separating itself from the stem. See dying stem above the leaf growth. Can the new leaves be potted without roots? Or, what is your advice, please?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2015 at 1:08PM
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tlbean2004

This is a very rare occurance and in time it will grow roots.
You should just leave it as it is for a couple of years.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2015 at 1:16PM
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AllanEW

You can cut it off if you think its going to fail. Apply some root hormone and place in spagnam moss and you may get another plant. Roots should form on the plant though

    Bookmark   January 19, 2015 at 11:04PM
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