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Damaged Keikis Saveable?

This is a discussion on Damaged Keikis Saveable? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have Pic's of a keikis that has been 7/8 eaten by a squirrel.The pic's ...

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    Unhappy Damaged Keikis Saveable?

    I have Pic's of a keikis that has been 7/8 eaten by a squirrel.The pic's are self explanatory.The little bugger chewed down into the center pretty far.What do I have to loose.Any hope? Currently Not Smiling ! Rich
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    Next time, leave the keikei attached to the cane.... With it's nice roots a growth would have popped off the side of it in no time. It is rather small, but hey I've had stuff sprout that I'd thrown in a pile to get ride of recently. I took some pics recently of some things I NEVER expected to do anything but die. Amazingly, these two tiny p-bulbs off a den had completely yellowed and looked dead but this tiny sprout grew off them after I'd thrown them into the Epidendrum basket to let them rot. lol I sure was suprised when I found the sprout coming off it! So, give it a try....what is the worst that can happen? Its already headed out anyways...
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    absolutely, from the looks of it, it is big enough to have an eye or two to sprout a new growth. Better chances though if it were, as suggested already by another post, attached to the mother plant.

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    Good luck my friend and lots of patience. It sure is tiny.

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    I would put it in a very small container. I use styrofoam cups cut in half to reduce the height , with lots of holes in them on the bottom and the sides , Rot is your enemy if in a pot that is large it will not dry enough , not all the way dry tho . Good Luck with it . Gin

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    Thanks Everyone,The pot size is 2 1/2" inside a 4" pot.My thinking was it would need the extra humidity? I will take the small pot out on its own,onto a clay saucer.The big thing I should make sure is not to over water.I can pick up something to punch a bunch of holes into for better air circulation.Like I said if it makes it,that would be great! If it doesn't,at least I tried. I will let you all know the out come.Thanks Again,Rich

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