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Remove a Dendrobium Keiki and Pot it up - step by step

This is a discussion on Remove a Dendrobium Keiki and Pot it up - step by step within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer I have used the clear pots, but don't find much difference. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post

    I have used the clear pots, but don't find much difference. The black ones do not allow algae to grow on the inside surface and since the dendrobium roots themselves do not need to photosynthesize, I see no real advantage of the clear pots other than being able to 'see' into the roots system. Clear or solid, in my opinion, is simply a grower's choice.

    Place dendrobium keikis and small dendrobiums like the ones I potted in the same light as the mother plant was grown. Dendrobiums enjoy abundant light and do best when grown at 2000 - 2500 footcandles.

    Good luck to you.

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    Thank you so much... I didn't realise that dendrobium roots don't need light... I will leave it as it is... in it's small pot with lots of light... it has 2 small shoots so I will look forward to watching these grow in to canes... hopefully it will flower next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestina View Post
    T... hopefully it will flower next year
    I hope it will and I hope you share a photo or two with us when it does.

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    great video!! very informative

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    What an excellent step by step video. Thank you so much.

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    Great step by step video Bruce ! Its always good to have videos !

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    I was in the middle of potting up my one and only dendrobium (a NOID) tonight and saw these roots on a new growth hanging off an older cane, and wondered if it was a keikei. Your video cleared up the mystery of what I was supposed to do with it! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoyo_Jo View Post
    I was in the middle of potting up my one and only dendrobium (a NOID) tonight and saw these roots on a new growth hanging off an older cane, and wondered if it was a keikei. Your video cleared up the mystery of what I was supposed to do with it! Thanks!
    Great! So glad it helped you. Welcome to OrchidTalk.

    Cheers,
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    Super helpful! Thanks!
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    Super helpful! Thanks!
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    You are welcomed! Thanks and let us know if you have potted up a new keiki!

    cheers,
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    Can you help me out with a different mix? I live in a city in which I can't get all those materials. I have a dendrobium which went under a lot of damage from rough stuff (including 6 puppies playing with it while I wasn't home) but it's very noble and it's giving me a keiki and another growth. The root system in this plant is very bad, I'm not sure if it's because the abuse it's had or because of the mix. I have a mix of lava rock, medium/large bark (which I can't cut... any ideas for that?) and charcoal. I could add perlite as I have it for other plants. What can I replace the coconut husk with? And what can I do about the bark? I don't have any tools to cut it with and they don't sell smaller pieces. Anything I could replace it with? I'd like to have everything ready before the keiki has to be separated.

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