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Another question about keikis

This is a discussion on Another question about keikis within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; considering it's hs a new inflorescence, i think u may cut it after it bloomed ...

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    considering it's hs a new inflorescence,
    i think u may cut it after it bloomed

    or y may not cut it
    leave it on there is not bad

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    Question Now What???

    Ok, The leaves are wilting? Its just really bad on the very top leaves. I have it with my other phals, giving it enough (but not to much) water, it is outside under a patio and get afternoon shaded west sun. What am I doing wrong? The buds are not open yet, and probably wont be for acouple weeks im thinking. The guy at the nursey I got it from said it likes sun, but im afraid to move it into more sun. Please help


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    Take a good look at the roots, are they healthy? I can see there are lots of algae growing in the pot. Most people say that algae don't harm the roots but most of the time, when I see lots of algae in the pots, chances are the roots are also doing poorly. If the roots are not the issue, try moving the plants away from the afternoon sun, maybe its too hot where it is at the moment, and see if the leaves will perk up.

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    I agree with Tanya--it's easy to almost unknowingly overwater a plant that's in spike--give it just a little more--in hopes that that will speed up blooming. Sometimes people aren't aware they've been doing that.

    Sphagnum can be very unforgiving of overwatering: unpot the plant, pull some of the sphag away, and check out the roots.

    Those leaves are pretty red too, usually a sign of imminent burn. I also would move the plant out of the afternoon sun and into some serious shade, at least until you see some sign of recuperation.

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    That would be my guess as well. Move it to some more shade. The sun is not going to hinder flowering. Atleast in my experiance. I have a couple in my GH that are getting to much sun at the moment. I haven't had a chance to put up my shade cloth. I shade them as much as posible with other plants. well they have some serious sunburn, but one is stil budding. The burnt spot is the size of a quater. Makes the plant look ugly, but Its done now. You could try getting a pot small enough for the keiki and planting it in the pot. Leave it connected to the mother plant. Just give it its own pot. You will have the pots connected if you will by the spike. I have heard of people doing this to get the keiki established before severing the umbilical cord. If your interested you can try that method. That way the keiki can start feeding on its own and not take as much from the mother, but she is still connected and getting helped along. It's just an idea. Great plant by the way. Very nice looking. And for the leaf wiling I would check the mothers roots as suggested too.

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