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Old 02-27-2019, 01:35 AM
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Has anyone experienced this before? I had a flowered phal stem break off. I popped the stem in water about two months ago. The flowers have slowly fallen and we are down to one. Except! Today I was checking on it and noticed a fresh bud growing out of the tip. What. The. Devil.

Has anyone experienced this?

Link to photo: Kay on Instagram: “Has anyone seen this before? I have an orchid stem that has been sitting in water for probably two months and is down to its last flower.…”
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:48 AM
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Yes, it is the plant's last-ditch effort at survival--if it can't make seeds it will make a keiki. If you can keep it going until a root or two appear, you will have another plant!
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:56 AM
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Yes, it is the plant's last-ditch effort at survival--if it can't make seeds it will make a keiki. If you can keep it going until a root or two appear, you will have another plant!
Whoa awesome! I'd never heard of propagating from a cut stem on a phal. Thank you!

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I think that is another flower bud rather than a keiki, but time will tell.
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It looks like a bud rather than a keiki to me, but I'm still surprised this can happen from an inflorescence that was actually broken off of the plant a couple of months ago. Who knew?
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:55 AM
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It happened to me before... And is happening now.
The spike was broken last year before blooms appear. It was broken but not completely separated, it bloomed last year and is blooming this year too.
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I think that is another flower bud rather than a keiki, but time will tell.
Yes I agree it's a bud. But who knows? Maybe she'll keep going after this one? That would be super weird.
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