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why is my dend nobile making keikis?

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    Default why is my dend nobile making keikis?

    What did I do to it?? It's covered (I mean covered, and there's about 5 or 6 mature canes) in keikis, which I originally thought were buds. I hadn't really looked at it in a while but today, I saw the beginnings of roots on some of the "buds" so I finally realized what was going on.

    Should I leave them indefinitely (is this bad, or will it make a huge plant?), or pot them up when the roots are a little longer? Anyone want some? There's plenty to be had; it's a pretty noid, white with pink and a touch of green if I remember correctly.

    How did this happen?
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    How long have you had this plant? I would leave them on until the roots are long enough to be potted up. Then you will have 5 or 6 of your fav plant! I don't know, maybe this is normal for nobile types? I don't really know, I haven't dealt with nobile type, but I might be interested in one of your keikis when they are ready.

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    I've had it a little over a year. It had just a few blooms a couple of months ago; I think it got too much sun and burned a few potential buds. Then, this new growth started, so I thought it was just more buds. I just counted 8 keikis and there may be more... That is certainly enough to share with your buds (pun intended.)
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    It has been my experience that Dens that kieki will just keep doing just that. That is not to say they wont bloom as well, but I have one that I take tons of babies off every year.

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    So, it has nothing to do with too much/little water/ fertilizer/ light/ karma?

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    Sure, I would love a keiki when the time comes. Hope I have something for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    So, it has nothing to do with too much/little water/ fertilizer/ light/ karma?

    I have heard that certain conditions can encourage Keikis, but I think the propensity to do so is genetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    I've had it a little over a year. It had just a few blooms a couple of months ago; I think it got too much sun and burned a few potential buds. Then, this new growth started, so I thought it was just more buds. I just counted 8 keikis and there may be more... That is certainly enough to share with your buds (pun intended.)
    Liz
    Wow, now that is something you should definitly post!!

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