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Phal - what is this??

This is a discussion on Phal - what is this?? within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I bought this Phal about one year ago, it was already a mature plant, the ...

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    Smile Phal - what is this??

    I bought this Phal about one year ago, it was already a mature plant, the flowers were already dry, now i see they are white but with any genetic problem, always wrinkly and not opening properly!

    I thought i was going to get the second flower spike, but it started to get 2 little leaves (and it comes from the axil!!!). Keikis don't come from the axils, do they??

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    Hi!

    What you have there is a basal Keiki. No worries. Wait for the roots to grow a few inches long, seperate it from the mother plant, and you will have two phals.

    Cheers!
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    Hmmm, looks like a big problem. You better wait and see till roots grow, pack it up and send it to me for further study.
    J/K
    Wow, thats pretty cool. Good luck with it.

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    Tindo!

    Stop being bad with the newbies!!! Bad Tindo!

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    Well it sure looks happy and healthy!

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    That response alone was worth it. LOL.

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    who never asks, never learns Tindo!! Is sharing and asking a sin??? I always thought this website was standing exactly for that... and i never thought it was little monster comming up there, i'm 23, still have very much to learn...

    Thank you anyways!

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    Oh now, no need to be mad. I was just kidding, thats what I ment by J/K. and then I wrote in my words of support by saying "Wow, thats pretty cool. Good luck with it."
    I thought you had gotten a good response already from Brutal Dreamer, so I just wanted to give some people a smile. Guess everyone took it too seriously.
    Here I was thinking Julie got the joke and was just joking back.
    Oh well,
    Sorry for that upset.

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    lol, I got the joke...

    I do think that sometimes the internet language translation tools aren't very good. But, we have to make the most of them or else learn the different languages around the world. And I am too lazy to learn all the languages in the world. I do know that everyone here has a good heart and this is why I like this place so much.

    Diogo, good luck with the baby plant that you will soon have when this keiki sends new roots.

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    Yes Diogo, good luck.
    Are you planning on potting it on its own, or maybe, mounting it????
    Is that a good thing to do? Mount keikies???

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