Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
Like Tree22Likes

Vanda keikeis growing in basket

This is a discussion on Vanda keikeis growing in basket within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm slowly cutting away at the black plastic pot my large no name vanda came ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    1

    Smile Vanda keikeis growing in basket

    I'm slowly cutting away at the black plastic pot my large no name vanda came in. This is the lovely vanda another rvo member gave me. I noticed something odd in the basket a week ago and began trying to free this...these keikei's. I cannot believe that what originally looked like one ended up being three. I had to pull one completely out, in order to free the other two. At least they won't die and end up rotting down there. My friends don't understand why I am constantly fussing over and taking pics of my plants. It's how I find bugs and other problems before they become a disaster.

    Name:  keikei2.jpg
Views: 679
Size:  154.4 KB

    Name:  keikei3.jpg
Views: 534
Size:  166.2 KB

    Name:  keikei4.jpg
Views: 650
Size:  192.8 KB

    Name:  keikei6.jpg
Views: 606
Size:  164.6 KB

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Goodness, I would have just left that alone. All those orchid root in a mass. Glad you were able to clean it up. I should take a photo of some of my vanda roots and the mess they are now after growing in the same place for 15+ years.

    Cheers,
    BD

  3. #3
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I was afraid it would be a problem if I didn't dig it out now....and i'm bored. My girls went home Saturday.

  4. #4
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I was afraid it would be a problem if I didn't dig it out now....and i'm bored. My girls went home Saturday.
    If you want, you can come visit me. I have lots of repotting to do and plenty of vanda roots to dig through.

    Name:  1.jpg
Views: 705
Size:  137.5 KB Name:  4.jpg
Views: 780
Size:  134.8 KB

    Name:  2.jpg
Views: 774
Size:  202.1 KB Name:  5.jpg
Views: 623
Size:  176.0 KB

    Name:  3.jpg
Views: 641
Size:  158.4 KB Name:  6.jpg
Views: 861
Size:  164.4 KB




    Cheers,
    BD

  5. #5
    panam's Avatar
    panam is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Patty
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    What isn't?!
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Yuma, AZ: The little corner where Arizona, California and Mexico meet.
    Posts
    3,094
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I was afraid it would be a problem if I didn't dig it out now....and i'm bored. My girls went home Saturday.
    Connie, I imagine how those poor little keikis felt when you released them - I rmember years ago when I wore cute shoes that left my feet feeling just like that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    If you want, you can come visit me. I have lots of repotting to do and plenty of vanda roots to dig through.

    Cheers,
    BD
    Bruce - I'm afraid your vanda roots are beyond anything a rational human would take on. I thought of the little maze-like puzzles for children: "Which path will lead out of the forest..." Well, the poor little guy trying to figure that out will die of old age before getting past the first orchid!

  6. #6
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Okay...so I get on I-75 and go north right ? lol If I can untangle my daughters knotted hair I can handle those....maybe. lol

  7. #7
    Germinatorman's Avatar
    Germinatorman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Don Keim
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    South Bend, Indiana
    Posts
    658
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Nice dreadlocks on those vandas............

  8. #8
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Germinatorman View Post
    Nice dreadlocks on those vandas............
    Dreadlocks...perfect description mon. lol I miss Ja...time to go turn on some Marley.

  9. #9
    Germinatorman's Avatar
    Germinatorman is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Don Keim
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    South Bend, Indiana
    Posts
    658
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    WHOA Connie - you are showing your deep side.................

  10. #10
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,776
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Connie its nice to see that your NOID Vanda takes so well to motherhood, but the 'delivery' of triplets is such a hassle. Wouldn't it be easier if the keikei's grew near the end of the root tips? I know tell that to mama Vanda. Connie and Bruce, steel drums anyone? AL
    Last edited by orchidsal; June 28th, 2011 at 06:02 PM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Watering Vanda's in a basket
    By cynccrn in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 21st, 2011, 09:49 AM
  2. Phal basket
    By Molly Taco in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: April 10th, 2009, 10:03 PM
  3. Basket
    By russellsnr in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: February 13th, 2008, 11:28 PM
  4. Taking Vanda out of wooden basket
    By Tikva in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: July 4th, 2006, 09:28 PM
  5. Growing Vanda--Humiditiy?
    By orchidaddict789 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: June 12th, 2005, 10:26 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.