The two baby orchid keikis have made definite progress during the week. Both are putting out new roots, and one, the larger by a smidgen, has a new leaflet.

A leaflet emerging from the crown of a msall Phaleanopsis keiki

New roots on a Phaleanopsis keiki

new roots and leaflet on a Phaleanopsis keiki|

The parent plant I’m not so sure about. Although the newest leaf is glossy and turgid, the others are a bit limp and patchy. The two spikes I cut back are yellowing and the black spots at the base of the older leaves make me worry.

Parent orchid plant with yellowing spikes and black spots at the base of older leaves

All I can do at this stage is continue to mist them all every morning and hope for the best. No water for another week.

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