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inseparable keikis?

This is a discussion on inseparable keikis? within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; My phal got what I thought was one keiki on the stem.. When I cut ...

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    Question inseparable keikis?

    My phal got what I thought was one keiki on the stem.. When I cut it off I realized it's actually two keikis, growing in the opposite direction of each other (connected by the "mother stem"). They were still so small so I planted them together, but now they're growing quite rapidly. Especially one of them seems to feel very well, with a new stem growing so fast you can almost see it growing, but the other one seems to have stopped growing because its stem is growing down towards the pot.
    Here are two pictures of them (taken two weeks ago, the stem growing upward is about 2" longer now)


    Any ideas what I can do? It's impossible to see which roots belong to which keiki and I really want both of them to live...

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    I believe that the green "stem", between the two is a flower spike. Lucky you! Betty :-)

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    If they cannot be separated easily when un-potted, let them alone. Keep the potting material fresh and give it plenty of light, air movement, food, and humidity. You may end up with a huge phal covered with blooms before long.

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    Thank you for your answers I guess the only thing I can do now is hoping that both will make it Also discovered a basal keiki on one of my most beautiful phals this morning, so happy!

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