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Den. spike?

This is a discussion on Den. spike? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; So this might be a silly question..but I assume the more shriveled canes are the ...

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    So this might be a silly question..but I assume the more shriveled canes are the older ones, and the healthy ones are the plump juicy ones?

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    Right, typically the older canes are the more shriveled ones. But, as Jordan says, they often bloom off these, so I wouldn't say they are not healthy just because they are leafless and shrivel-y. They are just at a different stage.

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    Cool. Wasn't planning on removing them, just curious!
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    Well it looks like a keiki! It's definitely got a root, but just one. I know you aren't supposed to remove them until they have a few. Is there any danger to *not* removing it?

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    There no danger at all, keep it there until the keiki have several root and once it's reach more than 5 inches you can detach from the mother plant, sometime the keiki transform into flower bud anyway just wait and see,Zain

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    Thanks
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    Thanks to everyone for all the information - I learned a bit from you.

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    Not the best picture, but I had to share how much it's grown since I first spotted this guy

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    I was wrong...it's not a flower spike at all! Looks like it could be removed into it's own pot soon...Betty

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    I'm waiting for the roots to get a bit bigger, it looks like it's got another one just about ready to pop through. I can't wait! The mother is in s/h - do you think I could pot the baby in a tiny s/h pot? I've got a 2" that I'm not using...

    I should have gotten another shot with all the other new growth that's coming up. I've got two new canes that are growing rapidly, naturally I'm very excited

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