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Basal Orchid Keiki

This is a discussion on Basal Orchid Keiki within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Another question regarding a phal . I bought a mini phal in bloom almost a ...

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    Smile Basal Orchid Keiki

    Another question regarding a phal. I bought a mini phal in bloom almost a year ago. It has not put up another spike but has formed three basal keikis. It is a NOID but the flower was very pretty. What causes this? Thanks.

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    If the main growth of the plant is healthy, it is usually the genetic background that causes basal keikis. Phal. equestris, which is typically in the background of mini Phals has a tendency to form basal as well as keikis on flower spikes.

    Susan

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