Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 7 of 7

possable keiki?

This is a discussion on possable keiki? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; is that shoot with the leaves coming out of it a new groth? if so, ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    p 1's Avatar
    p 1
    p 1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    160

    Default possable keiki?



    is that shoot with the leaves coming out of it a new groth? if so, what do i do with it? the plant is a bllra. peggy ruth carpenter 'morning glory,' which is onc alliance (i'm pretty sure) if it matters.

    thanks!

  2. #2
    p 1's Avatar
    p 1
    p 1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    160

    Default

    wow, not a flattering picture...

    the brown part that looks like fried chicken is just a dried leaf sheath. the rest of the plant isn't very happy looking, but my mom was babysitting it for me for a good while, and she has even less orchid experiance than i do..

  3. #3
    Mehera's Avatar
    Mehera is offline Just Another Senior Moment
    Real Name
    Lynda
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    phals, paphs, oncs
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,700
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Yeah, it's a nice new growth. If you want to know where the newest growths on your oncids are, just look for the ones with the bright new white roots--that's where all the action is. The presence or absence of these new little guys is a better indicator of how your plant is doing than how the old growth looks--so give your mom some credit! LOL You don't need to do anything with it--it's supposed to stay attached to the older growths to draw off nourishment from them. At least until someday when it needs divided.

    By the way, after you posted your earlier picture of this plant, I went out and bought one too!

  4. #4
    uncasteeb's Avatar
    uncasteeb is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,666

    Default

    Just split mine into 3 flowering divisions for my family.
    The new growths do tend to climb up , i just plant it deeper the next time i repot.

  5. #5
    p 1's Avatar
    p 1
    p 1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    160

    Default

    oh, i know my mom did her best, and i apreciate it. its not my happiest looking orchid, but it has been through alot, and it perks up a little more every day. i just didn't want people to click into the thread and wonder what i did to the poor thing, after i saw how that picture turned out. :P

    there is another, smaller growth just like this one on the other side, too, so i guess she did pretty well!

    thats so cool that you bought one too! thats the first orchid purchase i have ever insipired! (in someone else!)

  6. #6
    Mehera's Avatar
    Mehera is offline Just Another Senior Moment
    Real Name
    Lynda
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    phals, paphs, oncs
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    1,700
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Your Peggy is just getting up steam; just wait until you see how it looks when those new leaves grow out. If it's getting enough light, that's where the spikes will appear too.

    And the dryed up brown leaf sleeves? Once they are really crispy, a lot of people pull them off to make sure no bugs can hide under them--instant beauty treatment too!

  7. #7
    p 1's Avatar
    p 1
    p 1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    160

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb View Post
    Just split mine into 3 flowering divisions for my family.
    The new growths do tend to climb up , i just plant it deeper the next time i repot.
    you replied while i was replying :P

    thanks, that sounds like a good call, i will do that exact thing, when i do my spring repotting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    Your Peggy is just getting up steam; just wait until you see how it looks when those new leaves grow out. If it's getting enough light, that's where the spikes will appear too.

    And the dryed up brown leaf sleeves? Once they are really crispy, a lot of people pull them off to make sure no bugs can hide under them--instant beauty treatment too!
    yeah, i was toying with the sleeve a little bit ago, after i posted this photo. i think it needs to dry out a little more, so it doesn't tear when i take it off.

    its funny, cause this is my very first orchid, but it is also the one i have the least experiance growing! XD thanks for the advice and encouragement, guys!

Similar Threads

  1. keiki pro
    By ericst11 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 5th, 2009, 11:51 AM
  2. keiki?
    By elissamiranda in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 14th, 2009, 09:27 AM
  3. LISTING:Blooming keiki from Dend 'Pixie Princess' (1 keiki)
    By Becky15349 in forum Orchids For Sale / For Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 25th, 2007, 03:42 PM
  4. Keiki cut
    By myles in forum Using the Boards
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 2nd, 2005, 01:29 PM
  5. keiki
    By WolfinKW in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 6th, 2005, 04:54 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.