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Vanda keiki?

This is a discussion on Vanda keiki? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi guys So here I am waiting for my Vanda to bloom again and I ...

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    Default Vanda keiki?

    Hi guys
    So here I am waiting for my Vanda to bloom again and I see this..... So I went online and did some research and it looks like I have a keiki but I have no idea. So turns out I have 2 of these growing at the base of my Vanda and I have no idea what to do with them or really what they are, meanwhile I have a new bloom spike growing so at least I know that the plant itself isn't bad
    Any advice is greatly appreciated,
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    Leave them where they are for the present. They will have to grow their own roots to be able to support themselves after separation. It can take months.

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    Thank you very much, I knew that I could count on your help

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    I would say that Harvey gave you good advise! It is going to be months before it is possible to remove you need at least 3 nicely grown roots before it can be removed, I personally like to keep them on and let them grow and bloom.

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    Thank you, you guys are awesome

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    Concur with Jack and Harvey,. I opine, you leave them as is and would be a great specimen plant. Keiki's produced when the Vanda is very happy or very stressed due to crown rot. Just ensure that the main plant is healthy

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    Yes the main plant is doing great, it even has new leafs growing and I have a new bloom stem starting.

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    Personally, like Jack, I prefer to leave keikis in place if I can.

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