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My mini phal with basal keiki.

This is a discussion on My mini phal with basal keiki. within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Originally Posted by Jef09071984 Your Phal is very beautiful and healthy, i know what you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef09071984 View Post
    Your Phal is very beautiful and healthy, i know what you feel rigth now. Im also facing the same problem.
    I bought phal a couple of weeks ago and i thought that the plant has just two flower spike which is infact two plants close to each other wiith each flower spike. adding to the difficulty the larger one is producing another 2 basal keikis. they were just planted to a coconut husk.
    Same as what you facing rigth now, i dont know how to or should i separate each plant.
    Look, you really just have to go with your gut instinct. if you feel the basal keikeis will start to crowd out the smaller plant, then by all means seperate them or remove a basal keikei. Otherwise, just leave them be. Its totally your decision.

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    Thanks Kiwi,

    I'll just have to wait for the plants to finished their blooming and the 2 new basal keikis to be in good size and condition to be separated. :-)

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    Jordan & Jeff, I have gone thru all of this. Yes, clay pots are great UNTIL you want to re-pot the orchid...then you'll find that the roots are stuck everywhere; all over, inside and outside the clay pot. This doesn't happen with plastic ( I use clear pots, with slits/holes in the bottom ) pots, with LECA as the medium. Since I am using clear plastic pots, life has gotten MUCH more simple in the greenhouse. No more soaking the plant to remove old decayed media/roots from clay pots. I simply gently pull the orchid out of it's pot, remove any dead roots and place the orchid in another pot & add media ( LECA ) The orchids that I have done this with don't even skip a beat! Just my thoughts on the subject.....Betty :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Jordan & Jeff, I have gone thru all of this. Yes, clay pots are great UNTIL you want to re-pot the orchid...then you'll find that the roots are stuck everywhere; all over, inside and outside the clay pot. This doesn't happen with plastic ( I use clear pots, with slits/holes in the bottom ) pots, with LECA as the medium. Since I am using clear plastic pots, life has gotten MUCH more simple in the greenhouse. No more soaking the plant to remove old decayed media/roots from clay pots. I simply gently pull the orchid out of it's pot, remove any dead roots and place the orchid in another pot & add media ( LECA ) The orchids that I have done this with don't even skip a beat! Just my thoughts on the subject.....Betty :-)
    Thats when you just repot pot in pot Dendrobiums LOVE plastic btw

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