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 New year again Рalready.
I am still managing to keep the same orchids growing and the good news is that the one ‘twin’ miniature orchid is growing much more healthily and has three small leaves but no flowers as yet. I am now quite confident that it will produce flowers – maybe this year!
There are flower spikes at various stages of development on all seven of the others.
The quality of the plants (some over 10 years old) can clearly be seen, and this has been achieved by following the same growing conditions since I started.
Two of the plants are keikis removed from one miniature and one regular phalaenopsis orchid plant.


This month sees the appearance of what may be a keiki on the single miniature orchid.

This phalaenopsis orchid grows small leaves all the way up flower spikes anyway, – so it may turn out to be just a new flower spike, surrounded by small leaves – watch this space?

Most of my orchids are in flower now with the exception of the ‘twin’ miniatures who are taking a well earned rest.

Oldest Orchid

Oldest Orchid

The oldest orchid has lost six flowers since I published the last blog, but the rest are still going strong, though they have lost some colour, as you can see on the photograph much paler.
To the right you can see a new quite well developed, flower spike, which should flower not long after the present ones die back. Sometime in the interim I shall try to re pot this orchid.

Spotted Orchid

Spotted Orchid

The spotted younger orchid still has three of its flowers, and it too is developing a new flower spike which is about two inches long at present. This means I will have a similar problem in choosing a time to repot this one.

Miniature Phal.

Miniature Phal.

The third, which is a miniature phalaenopsis orchid will be ready to repot when it finishes flowering too. I need to find some 6 or 7cm clear pots before I do this. They don’t seem to be readily available as yet. There is always a fresh challenge!