Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Dendrobium anosmum Kikis

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by chadders, Oct 21, 2016.

Tags:
  1. chadders

    chadders Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    28
    I have a Dendrobium anosmum that has grown several kikis. In the past I have waited until they have good roots and then I have anchored them in the medium the mother plant is growing in. They are alive, but they never take off like the new growths in the Spring. Does anyone have a method to get the kikis to grow vigorously and produce flowers next Fall. Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,538
    Likes Received:
    2,320
    Location:
    Redding, California, USA
    I have never grown Dendrobium anosmum. However, on numerous other Dendrobiums (eg. aphyllum, falconeri, nobile, hercoglossum, scabrilingue) I have experienced that it is best to leave the kieki on the mother plant for a year or more before removing it. If you remove the kieki when very small, even if it has good roots, it tends to behave more like a seedling but if removed when older and larger it behaves like a blooming sized division. Frequently the older kiekis will flower while on the mother plant and will grow great when removed. Good luck.
     
    Kipper likes this.
  3. chadders

    chadders Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    28
    Thanks Kelly. I will give that a try. I think I have been removing them prematurely in the past.