When should I pot a keiki?

michigoose(Z5OH)January 1, 2013

Generally, the rule of thumb is to wait until the keiki's roots are at least 2" long, then pot them into fine bark. Some people prefer to let them remain on the pseudo-bulb (or cane) or spike until the drop off on their own. It is not unusual for some keikis to flower while still on the mother plant.

When you water, it is a good idea to spritz the root of the keiki to hydrate the baby as well as the mother.

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How is cinnamon used in orchid culture?
Cinnamon is a natural fungicide. Most people use cinnamon...
michigoose
Cat ate my orchid! Will Bitter Apple hurt orchids?
Cats will sometimes develop a taste for orchids. Bitter...
michigoose
Light Requirements by Genus
Looking at your plants label, determine what its genus...
rhonda_in_fl
What is the sticky stuff on my orchid? What is Honeydew?
Sticky stuff (also known as Honeydew) is often found...
michigoose
What is a Keiki?
Keiki's are baby orchids which grow off a flower spike...
michigoose
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™