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    Hope someone can help me on this topic...

    My phalaenopsis (which exhausted itself blooming back in December) has started to recover and is growing again. I cut the spike an inch above the largest 'eye' or node. To my surprise, there is growth from the 'eye' now... except, it's not just growing another spike as I would expect; it looks like it's growing more leaves! There are several flat almost spade-like shapes protruding from the 'eye'. Is this normal? Am I suppose to cut it off and repot it?

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    it's a keiki (i think that's how it's spelt)

    when it grows roots and it big enough you can pot it up.

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    so what happens to the original orchid? Does it keep growing?
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    yeah, it keeps growing.

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    its a way phals produce offshoots. mine never did this but it seems cool.
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    Some, such as Phal equestris and Phal pulchra, do that a lot. Let it grow roots to 1" before cutting the stem just below it. Don't try to pull it off the stem - just plant it with a little bit of stem attached. Then pot it up in a small pot and let it grow a while before exposing it to sun.
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    Thanks for the help everybody! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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