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What is this growing on my Phalaenopis orchid stem?

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    Smile What is this growing on my Phalaenopis orchid stem?

    My Phalaenopsis noid is in bloom, 6 huge flowers on a single stem. Now that the buds are all open, it started growing something out of the very tip of the flowerstem. See the picture below. It looks like more buds are coming (a substem?). Could it be a keiki? But again, I have only seen keiki's growing on old stems that no longer have flowers on them. I'll have an answer soon enough but can't wait to find out - hence my post! What ever it is, it's great!

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    Looks like buds to me

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    I'd say buds as well. A branching orchid spike with new buds!! Lucky you! Good growing.

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    Yes I believe more flowers to be. Great!

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    It wants to bloom some more. It obviously likes you and your care. AL

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    How flattered I am by this monsterous size phal (the flowers are 5" in width!). I didn't know that they can continue developing a new set of buds on a blooming flowerstem!! I'm still curious what a beginning keiki looks like when it comes out of the very tip of a flower stem. I would like to see a picture.

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    Looks like a new bud branching out to produce more flower, congrats!

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    Default Answer to your Keiki question

    My NOID is putting out what appears to be a keiki on the old flower stem. Here's a picture.Name:  on the stem.jpg
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    I plan on leaving it till i see some sort of roots starting. It looks great at the moment.
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    Lynnelle, your keiki looks great! It will grow roots soon. Don't rush to cut the baby off when the roots appear. Leave the baby on the mother plant until the roots are 3-inches-ish long.
    It indeed appears that my plant is growing more buds from the tip and not a keiki. Do keikis grow off the very tip (end) of the flowerstem? It would be great to see a picture what they look like when they first start emerging.

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    I think local or the natural breed of Phals produce keikis at the very tip end of flowerstem after blooms has finished.

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