Thursday, November 20, 2008
Keiki - Baby Orchid
I'm sooooo excited! I learned something new about orchids - thanks
to an orchid friend - Renee. Apparently my orchid has recently produced a baby plant.
How cool is that?
Keiki, the Hawaiian word for "baby" (pronounced "kay-key"), refers to a plant produced asexually by an orchid plant, usually
used when refering to Dendrobium, Epidendrum and Phalaenopsis (which is the one I have) orchids. The baby plant is an exact clone of the mother plant, sometimes flowering while still attached to the mother plant.