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Are We There, Yet?

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    I know many have asked members on this forum for their opinion about when is the correct time to remove a keiki and start it on its own....so are we there, yet? Roots 1, 2 and 3 are all relatively new, while root 4 is old and the end has shriveled and dried leaving only about 1/2 of it round and firm.




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    You have arrived. That guy is huge for a keiki! I always wait till they have really good roots. I also leave on the old spike and use it to support the plant in its new pot. Good luck.

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    Are we there yet ? I 'm tired , I 'm hungry , I have to .. never mind lololol .
    Nice keiki .. yep think it is .. Gin

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    Oh yeah, it ready. Go for it!

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    Nice big keikei, I agree with the above, time for it to fly solo.
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    Well, it's over...the fat lady has sung and I'm hoping all goes well....thanks for all of your great support


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    I have two phals joined at the hip so to speak. they both butt right up to eachother. i was afraid to separate them. how did you do it? just amputate one from the other? i am worried about the operation, since after i transplanted it, both plants suffered from a bottom set of shriveled leaves. good luck with it.

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    I'm happy for you, he looks good in his new home
    I've just recently begun the long journey...orchids teach me patience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyBear View Post
    ......orchids teach me patience...
    Isn't that the truth! Just when I think I have it all figured out, I end up having to wait for something else. LOL. Patience. Yes, so true.

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    Marzie, while it is clear on the first pics posted, this keiki is on an old flower spike making it very easy to remove...you just have to wait until the roots are about 3" long before setting it up on its own. I think what you are describing is more like this pic



    Short of just pulling them apart very carefully, not sure what to do with them....that's why mine is still in one pot But since I've posted this pick, and on an unrelated topic, but what makes the leaves split like this one???? Too rapid growth????

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