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Phals w/Wrinkled leaves?

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    Hi all,

    I'm enjoying lots of new growth on all the plants I repotted during my day long repotting fest a few weeks ago. Almost every single plant is showing new, happy growth!

    I have four BS phals--all purchased from a local greenhouse on the "sale table". One (NOID) blooms nearly year around and I've had it for years....obviously very happy. One (Little Mary) is growing new leaves and seems very happy.

    My Newberry Parfait 'Picotee' is trying to die--has a keiki/bloom stalk shot out of the top (posted a photo here a while back). It's blooming, and I'm enjoying the flowers, but no roots showing up yet on the keiki part and the leaves are wrinkled and unhappy. Roots look fine.... It's getting same care that other two phals that are happy are getting....thoughts?

    Also have an Amabilis Kruising that I bought from same place/same situation. When I bought it, there was a bloom stalk staked--plant looked fine. The buds dried out, so I cut the stalk a few days ago--roots also look fine and it did shoot a new leaf up, which is in better shape than the others, but still wrinkled and plyable and just looks unhappy. Same conditions, placement, care as the others.....thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Jenny--who will never buy another "sale table" plant again.....HONEST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtequine
    Hi all,


    My Newberry Parfait 'Picotee' is trying to die--has a keiki/bloom stalk shot out of the top (posted a photo here a while back). It's blooming, and I'm enjoying the flowers, but no roots showing up yet on the keiki part and the leaves are wrinkled and unhappy. Roots look fine.... It's getting same care that other two phals that are happy are getting....thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Jenny--who will never buy another "sale table" plant again.....HONEST.
    Can you clarify - the leaves that are wrinkled and unhappy - are they on the keiki or on the mother plant? Supporting a bloom spike and a keiki would be pretty draining on the mother plant, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's leaves look unhappy. Upping the water and light would probably help it. But if the Keiki's leaves are looking unhappy, then that means it isn't getting proper support from the mother plant. How old is the keiki?

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    --has a keiki/bloom stalk shot out of the top
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    Do you mean the spike came from the crown of the mother plant?
    If so that is the problem . Gin

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    Photos help tremendously, if you can post some.

    I'm glad Diane is advising - you can trust her. She's an expert on wrinkled!

    Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Photos help tremendously, if you can post some.

    I'm glad Diane is advising - you can trust her. She's an expert on wrinkled!

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    Sigh.... somebody seems terribly sensitive about their age - especially in comparison to mine!

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    She started it.

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    Yep...clarification for you! (LOL about the whole wrinkled comments, too!)

    The keiki shot out of the crown, yes, that's the word I couldn't find this morning. I know that means my plant is doomed, I'm hoping that the keiki will grow roots and I can have a young plant that is not doomed....

    This plant also sent up a bloom stalk, not from the crown, at the same time. it had buds on it but wasn't blooming, so I cut it off. The keiki has blooms that are blooming. (Will take photos.....just no time right this second!)

    The leaves that are unhappy are mostly the mother plant....although before I cut the second bloom stalk the leaf on the keiki was just starting to get wilty too.

    Photos, I know...photos.

    Thanks!

    Jenny (who came home with a NON-sale table grocery store phal this afternoon....better, but I'm not cured! Dtps. Ruey (something....ih) Beauty, the tag is rubbed off....)

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    I'm glad Diane is advising - you can trust her. She's an expert on wrinkled!

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    Diane found a Sugar Daddy !

    Diane found a Sugar Daddy ! we want details ...

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    If only it were true!!!

    (I've been pricing pre-fab greenhouses... )


    But I do get to meet an Orchid-Daddy this weekend - Hoa invited me to his Society's Grower-of-the-year open house, so going to visit what I hope is a fabulous private GH.

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    So here are the photos that show the keiki? with no roots, and how it grows out of the crown, and the wrinkled leaves. Thanks for input, even if you tell me to compost it! LOL

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