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Thread: Quick-fire Keikis !

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    Default Quick-fire Keikis !

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    Dendrobium monoliforme. I have an old plant of this species, supposedly an HCC form, but looks just the same as every other example I have seen ; I have posted pics of it here in the past, but now it is badly in need of an overhaul - has perhaps not been repotted for 5 or maybe 10 years ; lots of old withered ancient canes in the middle, and goodness knows what the compost is like - I shall probably say "what compost ? " when I do get around to repotting it - soon , I hope..
    But last August I saw that it had a few keikis, so I took them all off, potted them up in this 5 inch saucer pot ( the kind where there is an attached saucer to catch drips ) and hung it up with the other dendrobes, which have hardly been touched until recently ( my wife's last illness started , just a few weeks after that potting ). And now, here they are in flower !
    I call that remarkable.
    Of course the canes are only matchstick high, but from experience I know that the next set of canes produced will be a bit taller, and so on. May take 4 or 5 years to get back to full size, which is only 6 - 8 inches, anyway. Potted in sphagnum moss.

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    So cute!

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    Lovely flower Geoff!

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    Bruce Brown
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    They look great, Geoff! More blooms than canes now.

    cheers,
    BD

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