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Encouraging Keiki's

This is a discussion on Encouraging Keiki's within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Waaaaaaaaaa I read so much about people having keiki's growing on their dends. Is there ...

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    Waaaaaaaaaa I read so much about people having keiki's growing on their dends. Is there something that triggers this, or is it random? I would love to see a baby growing on one of the canes!!

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    Danny, wouldn't you rather get flowers?

    Some dendrobiums put out keiki's instead of flowers because they didn't get the ideal lead up to the flowering season, e.g. the Dendrobium kingianum..

    now, if you really want keiki's, there are keiki pastes that are sold that you could hunt around for...

    good luck with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    Danny, wouldn't you rather get flowers?

    Some dendrobiums put out keiki's instead of flowers because they didn't get the ideal lead up to the flowering season, e.g. the Dendrobium kingianum..

    now, if you really want keiki's, there are keiki pastes that are sold that you could hunt around for...

    good luck with it
    SO true. Blooms are much more fun.

    Cheers,
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    I agree with the above; while keikei's are cool....they aren't a sign of a healthy dendrobium plant (at least the ones i buy). There are some type of orchids that are prolific keikei producers. While I cannot seem to think of one offhand, if you ask around, i'm sure you can obtain the name of a plant or two that will make you lots of babies.

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    If it compromises health I will just let it do its own thing! I would love blooms, but I have so many and I really love starting afresh with young plants. I already have some young seedlings about a year old I think and I love watching them grow!

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    In my case, the only benefit from keikis is the potential for new plants ! Hopefully I can then ensure they get the correct care and flower again...........

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    I think Dendrobium Dream 'Ace' freely produces Keikis. Received a big bushy plant with 6 good sized keikis that I potted up and are doing well.

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