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    Hello

    As an orchid newbie I have been using keiki paste and hoping to get keikis but were disapointed to be getting flower buds instead.

    Now these two look promising, do they look like keikis? I've got my fingers crossed.

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    KEIKEI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *Takes a moment to compose myself*

    Yes, that first one is a keikei The second one looks kinda.....dodgy....can you get a better photo?

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    omg i forgot how much fun i used to have on here!

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    Agreed. Keiki.

    cheers,
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    This one does look dodgy, I can see both a leaf and a flower forming.

    Glad the first one will be a keiki.
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    Very nice. I am obsessed with having one of my experimental Phals make a keiki. So far, two are doing "something" but from what I have read it takes months for a keiki to form...well I have been waiting four months.

    Congratulations!!! I am excited for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyos View Post
    This one does look dodgy, I can see both a leaf and a flower forming.

    Glad the first one will be a keiki.
    This one looks to have....mutated a tad. It looks to me as if it is growing a bud, and a leaf...

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    Ditto to Jordan, the first one is a keiki (**spell check!) The other... Ya...

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    Really? I always spelt it like that...

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    Well, I've learned something new today, thank you! A Keiki is a baby plant growing on the spike. 2 of my mom's orchids have done this spontaneously. Now I'm jealous!

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