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Separating Dendrobium keikis without damaging the mother?

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    Default Separating Dendrobium keikis without damaging the mother?

    Hello, is there a way to separate the keiki(s) without damaging too much the Dendro cane or do I have to cut it off from the main plant anyways? Would it be useful to keep it or it's pretty much the same if I cut it off?
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    Try this video we made on removing and repotting a dendrobium keiki.



    Cheers,
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    Hey Bruce, that is a great video.

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    Wow, they come off that easy?
    Great video! That looks like a great mix. Here we use 1 part of charcoal and three parts of bark for the adult plants. Would this be ok for keikis as well? Many of those materials are not available here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawbla View Post
    Wow, they come off that easy?
    Great video! That looks like a great mix. Here we use 1 part of charcoal and three parts of bark for the adult plants. Would this be ok for keikis as well? Many of those materials are not available here.
    As long as you have something to hold a bit of moisture. they need to dry out between watering, but since they are newly developing, will need a bit more moisture than a fully established dendrobium plant.

    Good luck to you.

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    Like a bit of Sphagnum?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawbla View Post
    Like a bit of Sphagnum?
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    Sure.

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