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Does this Dendrobium need help?

This is a discussion on Does this Dendrobium need help? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My mom sent me these pics, so they are not the best, but... Anyways, she ...

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    Default Does this Dendrobium need help?

    My mom sent me these pics, so they are not the best, but... Anyways, she says that they appear "dead" at the bottom and have put off all of these shoots from the top of the "dead" part. And have put out what I call air roots from the new shoots. Should it be replanted, split up into a new plant or what? In the picture of her holding it up with her arm in it you can kind of see the roots, she says that it looks almost like it is ready to break off. Is there anything she should do?


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    I'm no expert on dends, but the part with a lot of roots might be a keiki (a new baby plant). And from what I have read, it looks like it would have enough roots to be potted up now.

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    I agree. Those look like keikis to me (as I've seen them in books and such, anyway). Snip them off and repot them! New baby plants for all!

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    Yes they are keikies (Hawaiian for baby plant) The roots are long enough to seperate them from the mother. You won't need to snip just twist gently and they will come free. Looks like several together. I would keep them togeather and either put the clump in a new pot or you could add to the mother plant for more blooms and nice effect.

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    Yup, its time for those babies to start their own pots

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    Yup, its time for those babies to start their own pots


    To the above!

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    Tell your mom to take more pic's so we can see the rest of her orchids. lol It's slow right now....need more flower pics....we always need more pictures, lol.
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