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Hoa, Murray! What is this???

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    Default Hoa, Murray! What is this???

    Okay - you two have talked me into trying dends... now - - what is this growing on my kingianum? A keiki? A Spike? What, if anything, should I do?


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    ooh, oooh... pick me, pick me... I know... (little johnny's hand goes stright up in the air)

    it's an orchid, Miss!



    anyhooo... it's too early for you to be getting flower spikes... so I am gonna go with keiki!

    now remember, when you get to winter... blast the little bugger with light! That way, spring comes and perfume heaven.. like I'm enjoying now... aaaahh....

    (can someone tell me if there is anything hallucinogenic in rice tea!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    What, if anything, should I do?
    I'm qualified to answer part of this...

    To quote John Belushi in Animal House, "My suggestion to you is to start drinking heavily!"

    McHiccup

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    OK OK keep your pants on

    its a little early to tell but if the plant had been exposed to cooler temps it could be a spike.They can actualy flower at any time of the year ,but there main flowering is spring/summer.

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    Okay - breathing deeply - so... uhm, does this thing go dormant and lose all it's leaves? Am I supposed to stop watering it in the winter? We had about 2 weeks of night temps down to 60 F - is that cool enough to set a spike??

    Oooh. oooh!! It's gonna DO something!! I haven't killed it!!


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    It doesnt really go dormatant.,just eas right back on the water from late autum to late winter.Yes temps down to 60f are enough to set the flowering.No it does not lose its leaves and yes its going to do something

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    Thanks for the link! I guess mine will stay outside all year here. It may get below 40, even a light frost one or two nights, but the outside orchids are next to the house and never get frosted. If the weatherman predicts a heavy frost, the chids are enclosed in a sheet of plastic for the night.

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    Diane ,here in parts of NZ where it is grown outside the temps can go down to about -4C if that is any help

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