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What to do with 6 keiki's?

This is a discussion on What to do with 6 keiki's? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My boyfriend & I decided to take off about 6 keiki's on a Dendrobium. They ...

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    Default What to do with 6 keiki's?

    My boyfriend & I decided to take off about 6 keiki's on a Dendrobium. They were starting to take over the mother plant. They are in various conditions. I guess with this many there is room for experimenting. I think there are a couple that won't pull through no matter what. I'm just not sure if i should mount, put in a mix, water culture or let sit with some spagh on the roots till new fresh roots from. I'm open for suggestions. I've never messed with a keiki before.

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    I put them in spag and let it get almost dry before watering again.

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    I agree with clint, the extra humidity will help grow the roots faster. You can always repot them later when they are healthy and larger.

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    Ok, thank you both.

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    Then, when your keikies have grow up a bit, you have lots of trading fodder.

    Cheers,
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    Bruce you are more positive than I am I think more along the lines of will they be alive next week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki View Post
    Bruce you are more positive than I am I think more along the lines of will they be alive next week...
    You must be doing something right to get 6 of those guys. i bet they will be great! you can do it!!

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    oh if you have pics of it I'd like to see them. I'm just trying to know what to do with 5 dendro bulbos that i was gifted last day. But they are no roots at all.

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    I wish I could take credit here but this was one that was given to me.

    A picture of the plant is in this thread. Dendrobium Ruppianum.
    I don't have pictures of the individual keiki's. But I will have to take some so I can monitor progress.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...e-orchids.html

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    thank you nicki and Connie.

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