Orchids forum: Little ID help please

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Name: Chris Pollock
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chris1948
Jun 28, 2017 10:28 AM CST
The lady at the nursery I deal with gave me this orchid today. Not sure what kind it is but I'm sure it's not a Phal that I'm used to growing. It's going to get repotted this afternoon in some new medium of course. Anything else I need to know about this one? Also, it already had two Keikis on it.




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Chris
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jun 28, 2017 11:26 AM CST
It looks like a Nobile type Dendrobium to me.

Jim
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ardesia
Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM CST
I agree , You have done so well with your other orchids I am sure you will succeed with this one also. Can't wait to see what color the flowers are.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Jun 28, 2017 1:49 PM CST
hawkarica said:It looks like a Nobile type Dendrobium to me.

Jim

Thanks Jim, just hit up Google and found a lot of helpful links.

Chris
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jun 28, 2017 1:50 PM CST
ardesia said: I agree , You have done so well with your other orchids I am sure you will succeed with this one also. Can't wait to see what color the flowers are.

She had a photo of the flower, it was purple. She tried several times to text the photo to me but she's way out in the country and it never made it.

Chris
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Jun 29, 2017 2:33 PM CST
I'll add to this thread a couple of questions since I don't want to start a new one. This Dendrobium has a couple of Keikis on it. I watched a video at the AOS site which showed me how to remove them by the cane above and below them but that's about as far as they went. Once cut I 'assume' they go right into one of my orchid pots with the roots down so far? What do I do about those on one of my Phals. How do I cut them off? Do I cut the spike right below where they're growing and then pot?
Chris
Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
Jun 29, 2017 3:55 PM CST
Wait until the little white roots get about an inch and a half long. Then cut the spike above and below them and pot in a little moss. Leave in the moss until they grow some, then pot in orchid bark. Some think they do better when potted with the mother plant.

Jim
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jun 29, 2017 4:32 PM CST
Thanks so much for all that Jim. So while they're in the moss just set in one of my orchid pots and keep the moss moist with some of my RO water or should they get put into one of my small 3" pots with the moss?
Chris
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 29, 2017 5:56 PM CST
It does' matter. You could put the moss on a plate and lay the baby on top if you want. The point is to keep the little roots damp.

Jim
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Jun 29, 2017 6:16 PM CST
Got it, thanks very much Jim.
Chris
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BigBill
Jun 30, 2017 5:40 PM CST
Don't be in a rush to remove keikeis, if I spelled it correctly. It is Hawaiian I am told for "baby".
Most growers recommend waiting until there are roots three inches or longer. They usually 'pop' right off when you wedge a dull butter knife between the plantlet and spike. Carefully apply a little pressure.
Some orchids produce an abundance of keikeis naturally, others not so much. A great deal of those good growers seem to feel that keikeis are more common when night time temperatures are too warm.
But I treat them as seedlings using small pots and they come in handy at a club raffle table, fundraiser or when you want to trade one variety with another member for a piece of what they might have.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
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chris1948
Jun 30, 2017 6:18 PM CST
Thanks Bill, a little too late on the waiting though. The roots on these were long enough, hopefully, and I have them wrapped in Sphagnum moss and sitting in some little 3" pots. Although the roots on the Nobile type Dendrobium and the one Phal weren't quite 3" long maybe I'll be lucky.
Chris
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Jul 1, 2017 4:53 AM CST
Good luck and keep it up. They will bloom before you know it!
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