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Dend keiki?

This is a discussion on Dend keiki? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I presume this must be a keiki. The dend is a phal type noid . ...

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    I presume this must be a keiki. The dend is a phal type noid. Question is, when , how and doI separate it from Mum? As you can see it's growing some nice roots, but it's very firmly attatched to the main cane. Advice please! Judi


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    Actually, I'm feeling like that's a new cane...not necissarily an entire new plant (i.e. keiki). This is just how dendrobiums produce new growth. Keikis are generally produced along a cane, rather than at the bottom at the rhizome (I believe). You could always seperate it later on by performing a division (and essentially end up with the same concept as a keiki - two identical plants), but I would wait until you get more canes and the plant is larger.

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    Yeah, I agree. I don't think that is technically a keiki, but rather a new cane growth, much like any plant with pseudobulbs would produce a new growth. So, as said above, you could divide the plant later when it gets much bigger, but I would definitely wait awhile.

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    Yes, new growth on your dend.

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    Very nice roots there. I cannot wait for a keiki, but the separation of a kieki would be painless to the plant. I do not know if I would start thrashing the roots around to do a separation on that one. You have 3 full canes, 1 small, and that new one. It appears you still have plenty of room for growth before you need to separate. I believe from what I have read, you really need 6 or 7 to really think about separating. Take 3, and leave 3 or 4. By the looks of it, you have one happy plant there.

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    And....if you don't cut the new cane it'll probably bloom for you in abit. New growth seems to be where the flower buds come from....course I'm still relatively new so I could be wrong.
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    Leave that be, Judi! It's, as said, a new growth.

    A keiki would start high up an exisiting cane. This is a natural extension of the plant as it grows. I wouldn't seperate it at all. Congrats on a happy plant!

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    Thanks chaps! It's a win win situation! It's just so round compared to the other canes! Judi

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