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Baby orchid questions

This is a discussion on Baby orchid questions within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by sake of silence Cinnamon? Ive never heard of that before. Cinnamon is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sake of silence
    Cinnamon? Ive never heard of that before.



    Cinnamon is known to have antibacterial properties. But is also inhibits root growth.

    I have a phal at work that is only the inflorescence, I has two new branches with buds. I tried some keiki grow on the lowest node, I've seen some activity, but I really want a keiki and not another branch of flowers.
    Well, cut off the new branches just below where they come out from the main stem. Then keep your eye on the nodes below. I've never tried keiki grow, although I have heard of it. Patience.

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    I would leave the keiki on the mother plant and let them grow from both groth points. You don't have to remove it. I have a Phal brother lancer that I can tell is a keiki growing off of the old crown. The mother plant must have gotten crown rot. I recieved the plant in its current condition, and its now flowering for me. I have seen several phals growing with no problems that have basal keikis on them the size of the plant and both are flowering. If the mother plants crown is ok then you will have twin plants side by side and then double the flowers in about the same space. I hear its hard to remove a basal keiki, but not imposible. It will eventualy devide itself if left there long enough considering phals only keep a few leave anyways while continueing to grow up, or down if they are in the wild. Unlike vandas that keep alot of their leaves and continue to get taller. If it was me I would leave it till it tells you its time to devide, unless you just want two plants. Have fun.

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    Default Here's the pics

    I can finally honor my promise to post a pic of the keiki, so here it is to the left of the picture. The poor 'rescued' momma is still recovering (still just one leaf!) on the right.
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    Talking Keikis

    I would like to share pics of my phalaenopsis that has keikis: aerial and basal.

    I am waiting for the roots to grow longer on the aerial keiki but the basal keiki, I will just leave it be.

    The bottom pic actually has basal keikis in the 2 phals that are in it...awaiting spikes to come out of it. The top picture has an upward spike from its basal keiki.
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    Your orchids looks so healthy, Noi.

    Cheers,
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    Noi, those are great - the balancing act is impressive, as well. I'm going to have to show my phals what they, too, can accomplish!

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