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    Default Phal. parishii and basal keiki

    Hello everyone! Have a question about my new little orchid. Got it two months ago bare rooted and potted in bark and peat moss media. Roots are doing great, lots of new growth but the mother plant decided to put out three basal keiki! Is it something normal for parishii or should I be worried?

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    Really, Peat moss? Like potting soil peat moss? That is not a good match for a phalaenopsis. Even though it is doing ok now, IMO, it is quite risky to the orchid leaving it in any peat. If it clogs the roots, they will die. Orchids breathe mostly thru the roots.

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    Hello!

    No, I mean live peat moss or sphagnum. I use it on my little ones to add some more moisture to them. I will post some pictures when I figure it out how to post them

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    Ok, let's try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambo View Post
    Hello!

    No, I mean live peat moss or sphagnum. I use it on my little ones to add some more moisture to them. I will post some pictures when I figure it out how to post them
    Whew!

    You only have to resize pictures down to 700 pixels x 700 pixels max, then click the 3rd from the right button above the comment window you are typing in and there is the 'attach' mechanism. I personally use photobucket dot com to resize mine.

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    Are roots visible thru the sides of the clear pot it is in?

    That keiki is no where close to being ready to harvest, assuming you want to harvest and grow it separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Whew!

    You only have to resize pictures down to 700 pixels x 700 pixels max, then click the 3rd from the right button above the comment window you are typing in and there is the 'attach' mechanism. I personally use photobucket dot com to resize mine.
    Thank you! Resizing was the problem...

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    Are roots visible thru the sides of the clear pot it is in?

    That keiki is no where close to being ready to harvest, assuming you want to harvest and grow it separately.
    Yes, roots are visible
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    Keikis can live with their mother for as long as they want

    My concern is, if it's normal for parishii to do keikis? I have seen before basal keiki on one of my NOID phal with a crown rot, so for me keiki is a signal of stress or problem with a mother plant.

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    Check out this link for a different species phal. This one is known to do keikis. Maybe parishii does too but is just not mentioned on its page.
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    Thank you! I will see how this plant continues to grow. Hope it will bloom for me next spring!

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    Here is a new picture I took today. Mother has lost one leaf but I think new one is growing? Keikis are doing great, growing new roots and leaves are actually bigger than the mothers.

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