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New spike on a Vanda

This is a discussion on New spike on a Vanda within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Sorry Yew-Sung, what do you mean with "new terminal shoot"? I'm pretty sure now it's ...

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    Sorry Yew-Sung, what do you mean with "new terminal shoot"?

    I'm pretty sure now it's a keiki. When I had a look this morning, I could already see two leaves separating. If I can, I'll take a picture when I get home for lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    Sorry Yew-Sung, what do you mean with "new terminal shoot"?

    I'm pretty sure now it's a keiki. When I had a look this morning, I could already see two leaves separating. If I can, I'll take a picture when I get home for lunch.
    Wrong terminology on my part for want of a better word. For vandas and other monopodial vandaceous it is quite normal for the original plant to put out a new shoot when the old 'crown' (terminal top end) has rotted or stopped growing for some reason and continue growing upwards. A keiki is a 'baby' plant produced as an offshoot complete with its own root system. Keiki is a Polynesian word meaning 'baby': in Malaysia we use the Malay word anak meaning the same thing.

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    "anak" for sure catttan

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    Yeah, I think so

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    This is how it looked yesterday. Picture taken from another angle. I think it's clearer now tha it is a keiki and not a spike (alas)

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    100% you are right Jesus how many keiki? usually it will produce sometimes more than one including at the base of the plant.

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    Just one for now.

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    Looking at your photo, I would say 100% that one is a new plant, not a spike at all. This happens all the time with my vandas which had crown rot, or those which were top-cut. And I've never had a vanda with crown rot bloom after the top has died off.

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    I sure hope mine will eventually bloom. I got this one from a friend with crown rot. I could ask her what color it was, but I'd rather see it for myself. Will this keiki produce roots of it's own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    I sure hope mine will eventually bloom. I got this one from a friend with crown rot. I could ask her what color it was, but I'd rather see it for myself. Will this keiki produce roots of it's own?
    Jesus, I meant that those that have lost their tops don't bloom anymore on the old stem. However, once they produce an offshoot, it will bloom on that offshoot when the offshoot is mature enough.

    Oh yes, definitely. It will produce its own roots in time.

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