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What Would You do - remove the keiki?

This is a discussion on What Would You do - remove the keiki? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I know the roots are long enough and things are going well for this little ...

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    Default What Would You do - remove the keiki?

    I know the roots are long enough and things are going well for this little guy.... now it is spiking!!!!! From the keiki!!!!! My question is: To cut and set him off on his own now or wait til the flowers are spent?????

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    I've got a keikei spiking right now too...on a rescue plant. Since both seem healthy enough I'm just letting them both spike out and bloom. I just keep an eye on the leaves and if I see them getting mushy I'll cut off a few spikes.

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    I have let several keikis go ahead and bloom. It is probably better to get the plant situated in its on mount or pot first, but it happens. Good luck!


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    IMHO I'd cut the spike off and pot the keiki. Why put the plant under all that stress? Good luck

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