I have a couple of orchids, given to me over the years. Each is a Phalaenopsis. I don’t know a lot about orchids and my main goal has always been just to keep the dang thangs alive.


Anyhoo, last week I stopped by one of the plants and noticed an odd sprout coming out of a stalk. After a quick interwebs search, I learned that my orchid – a Phalaenopsis – has sprouted a keiki. An Orchid Baby!



Apparently, I’m supposed to wait until the keiki (Hawaiian word for “baby”) has a few air roots before cutting it from the stalk and planting it in its own pot. I can do that. In the meantime I’m just so happy to have not killed the dang thang. And now it’s gonna be a mama! Nature’s a trip.

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