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Dendrobium Keiki?

This is a discussion on Dendrobium Keiki? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I bought this Den In Oct. After it lost all of it's flowers, I cut ...

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    I bought this Den In Oct. After it lost all of it's flowers, I cut the spike. It has three new growths now. One went immediately into spiking and has three little flowers. Could someone tell me if, in fact, all three are keikis and what should be done with them? Thanks, Eddy
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    Yes, all three are keikis. The two lower ones will root into the medium, I would leave them. The mother plant should be starting new growth as well soon. Leave the blooming one for now and when the flower is finished, you can twist it off and pot it in the same pot with the mother plant or into it's own pot. What are you using fro potting ...straight bark?

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    Hey Ron,
    Thanks for the reply, The medium is the medium I bought it with.....It looks like it is bark, charcoal and it little pieces of foam sponge. What do you think, should it be repotted once the flowers are gone? Oh one more thing....The top growth with the flowers has no leaves....When the flowers are gone, should i cut it or what do you suggest?

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    Ron is correct - all three are keikies. If the top one doesn't have any leaves, then do not remove it. It will grow some. I also like to let the roots get two or three inches long before removing it from the plant. Good luck, Edgy.

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    No the potting mix is fine. This one needs a fast draining mix for it likes to dry between waterings. I just didn't see the charcoal and pearlite in the pic, so I didn't know

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    Thanks Guys,
    I appreciate the help! What about lighting and humidity for these guys?

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