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.

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