What am I to make of my big phal noid? I bought the phal in bloom last summer, and although its keikis are growing splendidly, the mother plant hasn't done anything in that time. When I repotted the phal last Fall, it had a decent root system, but no growing root tips. Even as my smaller noid phal grew a fresh crop of roots, this one hasn't done anything. Neither has there been any hint of leaf growth.
The phal lost one leaf in the Fall, and now the oldest two leaves are showing signs of age. Is the phal waiting for the keikis to finish growing before it can produce any new growth? I think it will be at least a few more months before they are ready to detach from the mother plant. The largest of the keikis now has roots that are only 1 inch long, and the other two haven't yet grown roots at all.