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Keiki Help!

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Jackie A, May 14, 2020.

  1. Jackie A

    Jackie A New Member

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    Salt Lake City

    I was hoping I could get some advice on a phalaenopsis keiki that I have growing. The mother plant is not in great shape and lost all but one root due to rot, the flower spike had started to produce a keiki and I was curious to see what would happen so I left it on, knowing it may stress the mother plant too much. However it kept growing and the mother plant started to grow new roots so I left it alone. The keiki has two small leaves and is now blooming a single flower. Should I remove it at this point? I don't want to do more harm to the mother plant and it's looking like it will recover. Also I cannot find any reference of a keiki blooming a single bud in development. I've attached a few photos as well.

    Hoping to get some insight, advice thoughts.. all is welcome.

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  2. Roberta

    Roberta Active Member

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    Coastal southern California
    You got a bonus! Not broken, don't try to "fix" it... leave the keiki, at least for now. After it has stopped blooming, if it develops substantial roots (like about 3 inches long) you could remove it and pot it up. But let it get bigger first, to give it the best chance of being able to survive on its own.