We have a large collection of Phaelinopsis (Moth Orchids) in our conservatory (minimum 65 degrees winter). One of the plants has produced an odd growth which I have found out is called a KEIKI. What appears to be a normal flowering stem has grown leaves not flowers but after 3 months has produced a flower stem above the leaves!
I am told that I should wait for 2 further leaves to grow with normal roots from the bottom of the growth, cut the whole Keili off and plant it in a small pot in Orchid compost to create a new `free` plant. Has anyone come across this? Apparently if the growth is not removed, the mother plant, a beautiful white with pink slipper will not flower. Its name is Zuma Camreal.