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Dendrobium keiki and a rest time

This is a discussion on Dendrobium keiki and a rest time within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello! I have several dendrobium nobile and dendrobium kingianum keiki's, they are about 10cm height ...

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    Default Dendrobium keiki and a rest time

    Hello!

    I have several dendrobium nobile and dendrobium kingianum keiki's, they are about 10cm height and have about 5cm long roots, but the keiki's are not yet root bound. Should they have a rest time (as mature dendrobiums)? I think that pseudobulbs might shrink to much and die :/ Mayby it's better to leave them moist all the time without rest time and allow them to grow?

    Thanks in advance!

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    have a read if this thread it will be of help.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=5475

    Dont worry about cane shriveling during the rest period.I would now wait until spring to pot up the keikis as there is not enough time for them to estabish before the rest period.

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    Thanks for answer, but keiki's are already divided off the mature pseudobulbe and potted in own pot, that's why I'm concern about shriveling during rest period.

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    its part of the normal annual cycle.The plants expect it.

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