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Phal strange keiki

This is a discussion on Phal strange keiki within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Mine came in bark and I kept it that way. Someone else in the forum ...

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    Mine came in bark and I kept it that way. Someone else in the forum mentioned that they have them in soil outside, so they obviously keep theirs differently.

    Mine is in all bark. In fact I have tried to increase the coarseness of the bark and that seems to be good. Other terrestrial orchids like bark too though - ex. Paphs.

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    But considering all the trouble you've told us you've had with excessive humidity/moisture and low light.... I'd probably use bark, too!

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    I've seen Cymbidiums grown in the garden in San Francisco, California. Plain old dirt with just a bit of perlite to break it up. Cymbidiums are "weed orchids" in certain areas of the country. (Basically, anywhere that stays fairly temperate (cool summer nights a must) and doesn't get much below 30F in the Winter.)

    Like everyone mentioned..you have to tailor your culture to your growing area! (takes practice!)

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    Oh, I'm so affraid to pot it in a bark. People here hold them in a mix of soil and bark! I'll see. I almost killed my Cymb, and from now on, I consider them very difficult orchids to grow!

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    Yeah, Germany is great for cool summer nights and I think mine really likes the breeze now that I have it next to a window that stays open most nights.

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    Looks like a keiki to me , i think it will be fine , just leave it then you will have 2 plants , the kid will grow it's own roots . Gin

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    This kid now have 5 big leaves and absolutely no roots! And I noticed that it is starting to grow flower stalk!

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    Mother's older leaves are turning yellow... Should I cut off flower stalk?

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    I would say that's a spike. I have a Phal that just spiked. The new spike looked just like a little mitten! Now it has about 8 buds on it! These will be my first earned blooms! After a year of work, my wife and I are very excited!!

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