Basal Keiki

I see that the bottom if the other leaf is still attached but its yellow by the base. What are some possibilities as to why its dying.

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A different kind of keiki called a basal keiki can develop at the base of a Phalaenopsis orchid.

Basal keiki. I went on holiday during August a family member come over to water the plants and feed my 2 Mississippi Map Turtles and when I come back to my surprise another basal keiki is growing on the other side of the mother plant. Under the bottom leaves along the main stem are dormant nodes which can develop into a new growth. What do I do.

All the keikis are basal and only one has roots so today we will remove it in hopes the orchid will be relieved of the stress. Today when I went to water my orchid I noticed her baby is dying after one of the keikis leaves fell off. Most advice is to leave the basal keiki alone.

A keiki is the product of asexual propagation by a mature plant resulting in an exact clone of its parent. By Michelle Wheeler Ithaca NY USA Mother Leaf With Brown Spots. The mother plant still looking in great shape.

There are two types of keikis. Although I appreciate the reasons I wanted to know the proper procedures if one were to remove the basal keiki. Heres what a basal keiki looks like.

In cases of crown rot where the root system of the affected plant is strong a basal keiki may form to allow the plant to continue growing leaves. The keiki currently has 3 leaves each about 2 long. I purchased a mini phalaenopsis orchid about a month ago with a basal keiki.

They occur most typically among the Dendrobium Epidendrum and Phalaenopsis genera of orchids. Since one of my viewers requested a video about Phalaenopsis orchid propagation by keiki separation here is an example that I have and how I would go about. Basal keikies are usually not separable from the mother plant because they often share the same root system and even if they dont the amount of shared tissue is so great its had to separate them without doing a great deal of damage.

Basal means it is located ator near the base of an orchid. A keiki is like a baby of the orchid. Basal keiki dying.

As you can see in the pictures below the orchid is very healthy. Orchid which started to get brown spots very soon after I purchased it over a year ago. Basal keiki and apicalariel keiki.

Brand new basal keikilooks like a. How to Remove a Basal Keiki From Dying Mother Plant. The new plant is called a basal keiki and should not be separated from the parent.

I used an exacto knife that. January 16th 2015 0315 PM 5. A month or two ago I discovered a basal keiki growing at the base.

The spots started on the underside of one leaf slowly got worse making their way to the tops of the leaf and then began on the bottom of the next leaf. Want some Orchid tips. A keiki is essentially a baby orchid produced from your original mother plant.

I did cut. Eventually I stopped researching and tried it using the same advice for removing keikis on the inflorescence. A keiki will be the same genre as the mother and will have similar color and likeness.

Under the bottom leaves along the main stem are dormant nodes which can develop into a new growth. A different kind of keiki called a basal keiki can develop at the base of the Phalaenopsis. Hi- I have a Phal.

As a basal keiki does not have its own root system it is dependent on the mother plant for its nutrients and should not be separated from the mother plant. Basal keiki s grow at the base of the orchid. This type of keiki is left on the plant.

The stem is getting brown. Because it shares the root system with the parent it will grow quickly and soon have flower spikes of its own. Keikis can occur when the mother plant is struggling.

This type of keiki is left on the plant. Its the identical clone of the mother plant. Keiki means baby in Hawaiian and refers to a new orchid growing from the mother orchid.

Its put out 2 roots that are at least 2 long and it has put out 2 new roots that are snaking up and around the base of the mother plant to find the potting medium. Keikis form on other genra of orchids as well but it is less common. The keiki is an exact copy of the original plant that grows from a node on the stalk or cane of an orchid plant.

The basal keiki now has a few good looking leafs. Its a new growth in the orchid with its own leaves and roots growing from the stem basal keiki or spike keiki. Keikis can grow off of the spike or stem of the mother or they can begun to sprout from the plant base in which case they are referred to as basal keikis I currently have two of these developing on one Phal.

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