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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Hi guys!

I have a keiki that's been growing on my orchid since February. It's doing well, and when it first started growing i read up on them as I've never had one before, and saw people saying to leave them on the parent plant as long as possible (up to years?!) to give them a good start.

Mine has now got 5+ roots, 2 big leaves, a small leaf and a new leaf growing... and is growing it's own spike!!

Is it time to remove it ??

Another consideration is that I'm going to be moving house in a month, so i don't want to remove it and then put such a young plant under stress. What do you think?
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Hi Jasaj,

Personally I think your plant is mature enough to leave its mother and make its own way in the world now.

As for the move, I don't think that will be a problem as long as its not put through any extremes such as being boxed up for a week or two during the move (although some plant orders have been in the Post for a week and have not suffered too much).

I find Phals are very tough little plants.

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Hi Steve

Thanks for the advice! I'll get myself a pot today :)


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Yep, it's time :-)

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Ok great!! I have a pot and some mix, will post a photo when I'm done this weekend!


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