|keikei before removal|
|keikei with original stem removed|
Today I did. It's larger than most of the keikeis I've started.
I cut below and above the attachment site. I left a small piece of stem, rather than being perfectionist and possibly damaging the keikei. I let it dry several hours.
Then planted in orchid bark. Watered it in. Now back into the window.
This is so easy. This orchid is about as tough as a cactus. It does not need a humidity chamber.
I tried not to damage roots but did damage a couple. I think it will be OK.
|Planted in orchid bark|
|Dendrobium in bloom|
The blooming dendrobium was pure white, with green center, when it bloomed before. I think. This time there is a pink blush.
I leave the old stems in the plant. It looks more artistic that way. It shows I've had the plant a while, not bought yesterday at the store.
This one survived a few months when I was sick. Almost no care.. Left it outside, east side of house. Brought it in before frost. Tough plant. I like it.