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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:48 am 
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I have a small phalaenopsis that is growing a completely new plant in between the lower leaves. Have never had this on any of my other plants so I am not sure what to do with it. Should I leave it, cut it off, can it be removed and grown as a new plant? Any help would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: New plant groth
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:11 am 
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Funny you should say this, I found one last week whilst repotting a Phal unfortunately it was ensnared by the root mass above and my attempt to free it broke it !!
I have read about "topping" a Phal. basically chopping the top off, both parts should have a good root mass.
However I think You should wait until it has grown well, maybe post some pictures and try researching online for more info before trying to remove it.
Other members on here may well have their own opinions.

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These are called Keikis watch this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps2PzjzJrfQ

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If its a side shoot rather than a keiki, just leave it until it gets big.

Eventually it will grow its own roots and then you can either separate it off or just leave it. Some plants in the wild can get quite bushy by simply growing lots of side shoots.

keikies are something else but can be treated in pretty much the same way, they're just easier to separate off from the main plant.



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