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help with orchid keikis

This is a discussion on help with orchid keikis within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; i want to transfer some of these keikis but i don't know how. please help....

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    Question help with orchid keikis

    i want to transfer some of these keikis but i don't know how. please help.
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    Smile Nice plants

    Hi, those babies look nice and healthy!

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    Hi Vangie, just take a very sharp knife make sure it's sterile than gentlely cut from the mother plant, cover the raw area with fungicide or cinnamon powder.Hope this will help. Zain

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    when you seperate it, dont pot it. as the roots are Aerial , they wont like being covered. the way to do it is to have a thin layer of medium in the bottom of the pot. just sit the keikei ontop of this and leave in a 50/50 shaded position with a bit of moisture around the base of the pot. the roots will soon find their way into the medium, becoming functioning "potted" roots. when this happens, feel free to cover with more medium thus potting it.

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