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    palbuque is offline Junior Member
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    Smile keikei question

    hi everyone! new to this site...looking forward to chatting about orchids

    I just removed a keikei from a dendrobium recently. Itís now 5 inches tall, and I was wondering how long Iíll have to wait before it blooms? At least a couple of years?

    Thanks!!!!

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    Hi and welcome! Sorry I have no idea of the answer to your question but wanted to say hello! This is a great forum, we love chatting about orchids!

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    Hi palbuque and welcome!

    I'm not sure, but I would imagine that you will have to wait at least 2 years for the keikei to become blooming size. What kind of dend is it?

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    Thanks for the help. I don't have an exact identification on the dend, but it is a soft cane one. I'm not sure exactly if that helps to better estimate the time it will take until it blooms.

    Thanks again!!!

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    Hi Pal! Just wanted to give you a nice welcome! I don't grow Dends, so can't answer your question!

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    it's hard to say because it depends on many things--root system of the keiki, size of maturity for that plant, and growing conditions. the most important thing I'd say is the size and quality of the current root system. probably a few years at least.

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    Thank you all...that gives me an idea of what to expect.

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    Welcome Palbuque! Glad you are here! I would guess along with the rest of the crew, most likely about two years from a keikei that size. One-thing orchids are continuing to teach me is patience. Lots of good light, happy growing & Welcome to the OrchidTalk forums!

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    Welcome and nice to meet ya! I do grow some dens and have some keiki's but none old enough to bloom. Sorry I couldn't help.

    Lisa

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