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 2 of 2

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 ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    sassylady is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, fragrant minis
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Carlisle, PA
    Member's Country Flag

    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.

  2. #2
    orchidlady's Avatar
    orchidlady is online now Senior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phal and Paph species
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Seattle, WA


    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.


Similar Threads

  1. Philippinensis basal keiki?
    By GiovannaD in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 13th, 2011, 04:34 AM
  2. Basal keikis
    By hank3443 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
  3. Orchid Keiki - looking for advice
    By Astorite in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 24th, 2010, 02:57 PM
  4. basal keiki or not a basal keiki...
    By GrumpyBear in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 31st, 2008, 12:50 AM
  5. Basal keiki's first bloom
    By ang709 in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 28th, 2007, 04:21 PM

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.