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Phalaenopsis: keiki or flower?

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by King, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. King

    King New Member

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    Hello Guys,

    Im experimenting the stem cutting in the water trying to obtain a baby phal.

    Can you please help me to identify this 2 gems sins it's my first time and i have no idea what i am growing up.

    Have a nice day.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    King, I think what you are seeing is the spike's attempt to branch. If the spike was still attached to the plant and was pruned above a node, it will frequently form another spike (as your cuttings are doing) and then bloom again.

    I don't know what will happen to your cuttings. My guess is that they will essentially grow themselves to death, expending more energy than they can generate. Certainly worth trying and fun to watch.
     
  3. King

    King New Member

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    These growing uknown nodes are the second gems on the top, i hope the first node in the bottom will turn into a keiki.

    Thank You :)