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Zootrophion keikis...?

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Jon, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I'm guessing if I'm getting keikis instead of flowers from an unknown zootrophion species, it might mean the plant isn't getting cool enough. Is that an accurate assumption? Thanks!
     
  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Mine blooms and throws keikis.
    I don't know the answer for you.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think that keikis are frequently a result of disgruntled roots. The imminent death syndrome. In my greenhouse it is usually too wet or the media has broken down.
     
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    Alexis New Member

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    What Marni said.
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Good call, ladies. The plant was in the basement, and I recently transferred it to the GH. In the process, I repotted it. Not very surprisingly, the roots were a mess. It's growing quite happily in the GH now, it seems.

    Thanks!
     
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    I only have vulturiceps and oblongifolia, but they both seem need to be mounted to do best. I tried them in clay pots with spag, and they did ok, but they do better mounted
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I grow vulturiceps potted and it does really well.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    My vulturiceps and oblongifolia are both potted. I neglect the hell out of them, so I'm not sure I can say they do really well either way. :)