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Angraecum sesquipedale - is this odd?

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    Default Angraecum sesquipedale - is this odd?

    Here's a pic of my plant. That's a 3-inch pot for reference as to the size of this plant. I know these keiki when large, but is it normal for them to do this when so small? Other folks have told me it's a good sign that this plant is in the mood to croak, but it seems to be growing so well. I can see really nice roots when I look through the bottom of the pot and all three growths are putting out new leaves.

    It started to do this last summer when outside and after we had a very prolonged cold snap - really cold, like lows in the 40's. Could that be a possible reason?

    Any thoughts?

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    I honestly don't know but I doubt it is about to croak.

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    I have never grown Angraecum, but that looks like a healthy plant to me.

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    It does not look at deaths door to me . I looked around on the web and found one picture that looks like it might have multiple growths , not a very good picture . Gin
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    Gin - I've seen those pics too, but they're always on older plants. This one is just a wee babe yet.

    Maybe I'm putting to much stock in the responses from those other experts in that other dimension. (wink, wink, wink)


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    This is just a thought, some plants will grow multi . growths in order to establish more roots . Know what you mean about the other dimension , to much written in stone , in the picture those large growths were once small The only thing I am sure about is they do not like thier roots disturbed . I was given a large one that was coated with scale It did not survive the Treatment Old kill em or cure em ... Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin
    This is just a thought, some plants will grow multi . growths in order to establish more roots . Gin
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    I didn't know that. Thanks. That could be a possible explanation because when I received the plant, the roots weren't in the greatest shape. In fact, I think the majority of them were a tad bit rotted. They're nice now, though.

    In any case, it will be interesting to see how this plant grows this summer and what it will look like when big.

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    Is that actually a keiki, or simple another growth? It doesn't look keikish to me from that shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Is that actually a keiki, or simple another growth? It doesn't look keikish to me from that shot.

    Julie
    That's a very good question and something that has always been a bit confusing to me. When is a keiki a keiki and when should it really be called a new growth? In my other orchid hangout place, those are referred to as keikis. Maybe that isn't correct. Anyone care to offer a good definition?

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    Jay's Species Encyclopedia says:

    Keiki: a plantlet that develops on an inflorescence from a floral bract.
    Doesn't seem like one of those to me.

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