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Keiki care

This is a discussion on Keiki care within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I potted up four Den (Yamamoto variety) keikis the past spring. (My first eperiement with ...

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    I potted up four Den (Yamamoto variety) keikis the past spring. (My first eperiement with keikis, btw.) They're in tiny pots with shredded sphag and very fine bark. They did well. Until this past month, when they have just stopped growing. They act as if they are mature plants and have gone into dormancy. Some have dropped all their leaves and just have nice, plump, green stalks. Period. Those with leaves look healthy, but haven't grown at all since their first growth spurt when I potted them up.

    Is this normal or are they slowly going to that Great Compost Heap in the sky?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Some of mine drop leaves and sit there then start new growth , others keep their leaves , as long as the root system is good they should be fine . Be careful of over watering and disturbing the roots . Happy Growing .. Gin

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    Thanks, Gin. I'll be patient.

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    I agree with Gin, Michael. Just be careful with the water until they start growing again.

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