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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; I have just added a new video to our OrchidTalk Youtube channel on how to ...

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

    I have just added a new video to our OrchidTalk Youtube channel on how to Remove a Dendrobium Keiki and Pot it in a New Container. The video includes step by step instructions and describes the orchid mix we use for Dendrobiums. I hope it is helpful.



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    Excellent step by step, Bruce!

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    wow bruce, good quality for an 80's video!

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    Can I help it that I love 80's music??...heheh... thanks guys.

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    nicely done BD.... this will really help a lot of us on what to do with those keiki. Oh I love
    the 80s music too.

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    Very good instruction video BD.

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    Hmmm is that you bruce, talking?..hahah excellent video for the novice.

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    I sent the link to all my "orchid friends" in SA! Many thanks, great work!

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    That was really helpful... thank you.

    I have just potted a small dend and have two questions... where's the best place/light position to put it in once potted?

    Also, I notice you are using a solid dark pot rather than a transparent one for this dend?

    I have also potted mine in a brown solid pot and I have cut some holes in it for light - but you didn't do this. I was going to go out and buy a transparent pot for mine - after watching your video is this necessary?

    Thanks so much

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    Thanks for the link to all your orchid friends in SA! I appreciate it. Who knows, maybe they will want to join and share in our community here too.

    Quote Originally Posted by celestina View Post
    That was really helpful... thank you.

    I have just potted a small dend and have two questions... where's the best place/light position to put it in once potted?

    Also, I notice you are using a solid dark pot rather than a transparent one for this dend?

    I have also potted mine in a brown solid pot and I have cut some holes in it for light - but you didn't do this. I was going to go out and buy a transparent pot for mine - after watching your video is this necessary?

    Thanks so much
    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.

    Cheers,
    BD

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