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Phaleanopsis Keiki flowering/repotting time

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    Default Phaleanopsis Keiki flowering/repotting time

    Hi everyone!

    I have a Keiki which grew on an orchid which almost died through getting sunburned. That was 2 years ago. Anyhoo I moved the mother, wrapped some moss around the base of the Keiki and was eventually able to remove it and I've potted it into a small clay pot.
    It's made several new leaves and loads of roots, some of which are wandering outside the pot.

    How long will it take for it to flower? Should I be repotting it now?

    The mother also hasn't reflowered but I think it hasn't been getting enough light maybe? And I've only just repotted it properly. The first attempt I basically left all the old moss and just stuck some new stuff around the sides. Didn't know I was supposed to remove everything and trim dead roots etc. luckily she survived!

    Ps, it's late autumn here now, will be winter proper in a few weeks.

    Thanks!
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    the leaves curled downwards,... i read it's one of the signs of tobacco mosaic virus,... but maybe it's something else,...
    the mother has that one big hole on the leave,.....
    i think better seperate this first just to be safe...

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    The large hole on the mother plant is where it got sunburned. I put it in a windowsill that I thought only go filtered light, but in fact it got some full sun so after I moved her away there was no further damage. The leaves are a bit funny shaped compared to the other ones I have, but would there be any point in isolating now since they've all been together on the same shelf for a very long time, 2 years plus!

    I thought it was just because the plant had been damaged by excess and direct sun and because is kept on moving them around to different places in the house to get a good growing position.
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    Congrats on growing the keiki into such a healthy looking plant. The lower winter temps might just stimulate it to bloom in the spring though I must say it is still a young plant

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    Concur with Yew Sung. Plant looks small to bloom this season. give it another year and sure it should bloom.

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    try google "downward curling phalaenopsis leaves" ... the first 5 articles that comes out says the same,.. but then again,.. not necessarily it,..

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