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Dendorium Kiekis

This is a discussion on Dendorium Kiekis within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello folks Can someone please tell me how to treat thse keikis? Are they ready ...

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    Hello folks

    Can someone please tell me how to treat thse keikis?

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    Are they ready for removal?

    Do I seperate them or treat them as one, and where do I cut them, how much stem should I leave with them?

    The roots are a bit untidy it will be difficult to place them

    Thanks for your time.

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    Just leave it for while to progress; as they grow much slowly after the removal. You probably should remove them, before the roots get too long for the pots you are using. But remember to use very small pots, as they more like the same. Don’t plan it to grow in a larger pot; as you may not get a very satisfactory result.

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    "Do I seperate them or treat them as one, and where do I cut them, how much stem should I leave with them?

    The roots are a bit untidy it will be difficult to place them"

    I wouldn't cut. I would hold them between first two fingers and twist them. That should remove them leaving the original cane intact. An intact cane is important for future cane growth.

    Once removed, You can treat them as individual plants of pot them together as a compot (Community pot), to save room.

    Also, By the picture, it appears to be a Dend nobile type. It is my experience with Den. nobile and related species, if the plant is given a fertilizer with a high nitrogen content during the latter part of the growing season or the resting plant experiences too high temperatures, this can produce keikis where blooms would have been expected. Keep that in mind for the future.

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    Thanks for the advice

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    Thanks for your advice Ron-NY never thought about twisting them off.

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    Hi Ron-NY. Please advise me! The fertilizer I am using, is of the ratio: 11.8%; 13.2% & 16.6%. We are experiencing higher than normal temperatures in my part of the world at the moment for the time of year - Autumn (Fall). I have a phal which has produced a keiki on a old spike, where I thought it it a new bloom coming. With the ratio of my fertilizer and the hot weather, would this be the reason why I got a keiki and not a new bloom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    Hi Ron-NY. Please advise me! The fertilizer I am using, is of the ratio: 11.8%; 13.2% & 16.6%. We are experiencing higher than normal temperatures in my part of the world at the moment for the time of year - Autumn (Fall). I have a phal which has produced a keiki on a old spike, where I thought it it a new bloom coming. With the ratio of my fertilizer and the hot weather, would this be the reason why I got a keiki and not a new bloom?
    I don't think so, Phals on occasion with develop a keiki. Some of the time it is based on what the background genetics are. Some Phal species naturally Keiki . In the late summer, I would remove old Phal spikes so that I would get new spikes come late winter.

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