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This aint a freak show...

This is a discussion on This aint a freak show... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This aint a freak show... As you can see, a keiki has grown on almost ...

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    Exclamation This aint a freak show...

    This aint a freak show...

    As you can see, a keiki has grown on almost at the top.

    And beside the leaves is one unusual thing.

    At first I thought it was 2 leaves joined together.

    But as it matures, it turns out, it is a flower!...


    A keiki with a flower growing at the same time.

    This is a first for me.
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    Hey, nice pictures - really very cool.

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    Cool! Don't you love the unexpected?

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    Now there is a plant that can't make up it's mind what it should do!

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    The bloom turned out really nice!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    That is cool.
    My observation with dendrobiums (and probably other orchids too) is that if the keiki stays too long on the mother plant, it tends to mess up its chemistry and ends up with convoluted bloom cycles or warped growth.

    I think this is because the keiki is trying to focus on producing foliage and accidentally receiving blooming hormones from the mother plant.

    Removing the keiki from the mother plant usually allows the keiki to regain its bearings and will figure out its own blooming schedule in due time.

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    Off with it's head! Or... something like that. Hehe.

    I wanna buy a Den.... But I don't have room for one of those big honkers.... And the sites I have been looking at buying from only show me the blooms and not the plants.... I'm so put upon. (And I'd buy one locally, but I've only found one place around here that sells anything other than phals and they want $50-60 for a bunch of noids & sick plants!!!!)

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    That is one busy plant !!
    Cin

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    I love going out side and finding new "growths" and such...but something like that....guess I haven't been growing long enough to have that sort of fun stuff. Can't wait though...
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    Cool Cool explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    That is cool.
    My observation with dendrobiums (and probably other orchids too) is that if the keiki stays too long on the mother plant, it tends to mess up its chemistry and ends up with convoluted bloom cycles or warped growth.

    I think this is because the keiki is trying to focus on producing foliage and accidentally receiving blooming hormones from the mother plant.

    Removing the keiki from the mother plant usually allows the keiki to regain its bearings and will figure out its own blooming schedule in due time.
    I think your explanation is right.

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