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White phalaenopsis in a wood basket

This is a discussion on White phalaenopsis in a wood basket within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This phal lives outdoors in South Florida and takes a beating. The mother plant died ...

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    Default White phalaenopsis in a wood basket

    This phal lives outdoors in South Florida and takes a beating. The mother plant died after growing a terminal spike. It was about 10 years old. But three keikis grew off the main stem of the mother and this year all three bloomed.
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    Beautiful and a great number of flowers!!!


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    beautiful display.i love it...nice growing as usual Jeff

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    What a lovely cascade, Jeff!

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    Lovely! Looks so perfect.

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    Mabuhay!

    Fantabulous!!!

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    What a beauty, tucker85. Please may I ask what a "terminal spike" is? Probably a dumb beginner's question!

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    Great shots, Jeff ! A lovely, lovely phal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    What a beauty, tucker85. Please may I ask what a "terminal spike" is? Probably a dumb beginner's question!
    It's not a dumb question, Sue. I didn't know what it was until it happened to my plant. On a phalaenopsis the flower spikes normally grow from the side of the main stem of the plant. But occasionally a flower spike will grow directly out of the center of the crown, where the new leaves normally grow from. When this happens, the spike will grow and bloom normally but the plant will always die within a few months. Usually one or more basal keikis will emerge around the base of the plant before it dies. On this orchid three keikis grew from the main stem when the mother plant died.

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    Beautiful presentation, love it!!
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