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dendrobium

This is a discussion on dendrobium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does the same rule apply for dividing orchids as well as the kieki? Do I ...

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    Does the same rule apply for dividing orchids as well as the kieki? Do I have to cut it so that there is still old growth?

    Traci...If you want this keiki I will most definetly send it to you. I just don't want to ruin it and chop it to pieces.

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    With Keikis, you need to let them esablish roots that are about 3-4 inchs long. Then you carefully slice off the keiki with a sterile razor (that is what I use, then I just toss it). When it is ready, sure, I'll take it.. I'll pay for the cost of shipping , etc. If I have anything doing well, I'll send it to you.

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    PrettyBug, with keikis you just slice off the plantlet. You don't need part of the mother plant along with it.

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    Ok. Well maybe it's not a keiki....it was at the base of the plant. Oh well. But tracie, when I bought it it split in two, so you can have that division if you want to. They both have 2-3 shoots of new growth. And I will go get you some spanish moss while I'm at it if you want. I KNOW how expensive it is there. Let me know if you want it.

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    At the base, it is new growth. I just accidently broke my new growth off. OPPS! Keiki's tend to grow in weird places, like at the top of a psudobulb. Do you have any orchid books? If you want, I have 2 copies of Growing Orchids by Brian & Wilma Rittershausen. It is really good and has been VERY useful in many situations. I'll send you a copy of it if you want. Go to Amazon.com and look through it and let me know. If you do, email me your addy Orchid73@rochester.rr.com.

    I'll take the division if you are willing to part with it. We can swap addresses and send eachother orchid stuff.

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    Default Re: dendrobium

    Originally posted by pretty_bug01
    Since Dendrobiums need that rest period to bloom again, when do I stop watering it? Do I need to give it any attention what so ever? When do I start watering it again?

    What does the dendrobium looks like?

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    It's a NOID, but it won't let me repost the picture. It's under the yellow bugs thread.

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