Is it a keiki?
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Is it a keiki?
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 10-11-2018, 07:40 PM
tirnie tirnie is offline
Jr. Member

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 9a
Posts: 21
Is it a keiki?
Default Is it a keiki?

I bought an orchid from a local nursery, labelled as a Phal. Cassandra 'Alba'. It has lovely mottled leaves, scented flowers, and the inflorescence seems rather atypical for a phal. Today I looked at it and it has sprouted some adorable little leaves, but unlike any keiki I've had on one of my plants. It is at the top of the inflorescence. Photos are attached.

Does anyone know what's happening?

2 of the photos show the leaves and one is prior to the leaves to show the unusual inflorescence.
Attached Thumbnails
Is it a keiki?-o3-jpg   Is it a keiki?-o1-jpg   Is it a keiki?-o2-jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 01:31 AM
fishmom's Avatar
fishmom fishmom is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 9b
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 1,162

Yes, it is a keiki, and if you leave it alone you will eventually get roots. Let them develop until they are 2 or 3 inches long, and you will have a viable new plant. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Paphluvr's Avatar
Paphluvr Paphluvr is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Mar 2011
Zone: 5a
Location: Base of the "Thumb", MI, USA
Posts: 966
Is it a keiki? Male

It's a very unusual spot for a keiki to grow. It could just be an adventitious growth which are sometimes reluctant to give roots. Time will tell.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 09:18 AM
rbarata rbarata is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Mar 2015
Zone: 10a
Location: Abrantes
Posts: 3,302
Is it a keiki? Male

If the spike is one that dries after blooming, probably you'll lose the keiki.
You could put the whole plant in a humid and warm place to stimulate root growth. Or some keiki paste at the base of the keiki.
Meteo data at my city here.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 02:17 PM
SillyKeiki's Avatar
SillyKeiki SillyKeiki is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 111

What a beautiful keiki. I really hope it thrives. Very unusual spot too. I love.
Reply With Quote


inflorescence, keiki, leaves, phal, photos

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phal Keiki Q&A archie1709 Beginner Discussion 3 05-06-2013 04:11 PM
Issue w/ dying phal and attached keiki Paul Mc Beginner Discussion 20 01-06-2013 11:04 AM
Phal with keiki snappyguy Beginner Discussion 3 10-20-2011 05:32 PM
Phal. equestris gino with keiki Skirril Beginner Discussion 5 08-31-2011 12:32 PM
To cut dendro keiki or not to cut dendro keiki Massica Beginner Discussion 6 01-18-2009 02:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.