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Epid. keiki

This is a discussion on Epid. keiki within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Need to plant this Epid. keiki but not sure how. I have never done this ...

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    Default Epid. keiki

    Need to plant this Epid. keiki but not sure how. I have never done this before. Can any one give me suggestions on what is the best way? Live in humid warm environment . Name:  IMG_2093.jpg
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    M, the link to this video is found under Articles, Home, Repotting Orchids. Though not specific to your orchid it's the same for most.

    That's a fine looking keiki! T.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=nzpYu0B2X28

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    is it big enough to transplant
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    I have only removed keikis from a nobile dendrobium and the roots on them were slightly less in size than what are showing on your keiki. My den keikis appear to be growing after transplanting so I think yours would be fine to remove and pot up.

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    To start an epi keikei I recommend a small pot and some sphagnum. You will want to make sure it gets watered rather often since it is so small.

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    i would prefer to allow it to grow a little more, but yes, you can most likely remove this one, the roots are fine, the leafy stems are a bit small... and not fully developed yet. i like to wait until they have 4 or 5 fully developed leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
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    According to the videos that Bruce (RVO Forum) posted I'd answer yes.

    It has a sufficient number of roots and once it's planted in suitable media they would probably supply the keiki more nutrients than the parent is providing.

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