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Den Kingianum question.

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    Default Den Kingianum question.

    Just checking on the plants in my growroom & i noticed this on my Den Kingianum

    Can,t be a spike ?
    Can it ?
    This is my first Den so i haven,t got a clue !

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    Hard to say, but it sure looks like the start of one to me. Time will tell though, huh?

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    Ohh the joy of uncertainty. It seems constant in orchid growing for me at least. I sure hope for you that it isa spike forming. I always get so excited when I can finally tell that a new spike is forming.

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    Geez... Uncasteeb, I finally just "got" what you meant by "Hydroleca boy." Hydro as in hydroponic, leca, as in the medium. Sheesh! How long did that take me? Two months? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    Geez... Uncasteeb, I finally just "got" what you meant by "Hydroleca boy." Hydro as in hydroponic, leca, as in the medium. Sheesh! How long did that take me? Two months? LOL!

    Hydroleca is also the brand name of the LECA i use.
    If it is a spike then that will be confusing.
    Cool winter rest temps down to 2c & kept dry is what seems to be reccomended to get Den Kingianum to bloom successfully.
    Mine is in s/h & in the growroom & night time temps are a min of 18c
    I,ll put the plant in my bedroom window @ nights to keep it as cool as possible.
    We seem to be having an "Indian" summer in the UK.Temps are expected to hit the low 80,s & night time temps in the high 60,s low 70,s for next couple of weeks.
    Maybe i should chuck the plant in the fridge overnight ?

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    For what it's worth, that doesn't look like a beginning spike to me. Mine always emerge from one of the leaf junctions and are skinny and round.

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    Default I agree with doasl;

    My Den King. Grows keikis out of the top of the leaves also. Looks like you got a baby coming.
    Hope I am wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TADD
    My Den King. Grows keikis out of the top of the leaves also. Looks like you got a baby coming.
    Hope I am wrong!
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    Yep it looks that way.
    I,m going to change to a low N fert & see if i can minimise the amount of keikes.

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    I get keikis by using just plain water for most waterings and 1/2 tsp per gallon of fertilizer once a month. They bloom anyway, but always in the spring.

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