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Old 10-18-2019, 11:04 PM
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I have this guy and heís getting a bit necks and I noticed this little guy growing off the bottom.

Since there are two such substantial roots ABOVE this new growth, can I cut her right there and get a division?
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:37 PM
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Let those keikis get a lot bigger before you consider dividing. The whole plant still looks pretty small. Let it grow some more new roots in the upper part, too. If it is to survive dividing (by cutting the top part) it needs to build some more strength.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:17 AM
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Thanks for the advice Roberta.

Itís not small. Thatís a 6 inch basket. Itís about 20Ē from the keiki to the top of plant. The roots hang about 4 feet down from the basket of that gives a size reference

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Hang on and Iíll go read the tag to tell you the name lol

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Okay I am not too sure about the spelling..itís a V. Charles goodfellow x v. Tawepsaksa
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Certainly 4 ft of root isn't small... the rest still not big. I think I'd still like to see those keikis get somewhat larger before cutting. The top part with those long roots probably would be OK, but whether the keikis would have enough energy without that big part photosynthesizing and supplying nutrients, is a little dicier. If you can wait another year or so your odds of ending up with two healthy plants is improved.

I tried to look up the name. The second parent I could not find anything close... but, then it could also be an unregistered name... that's pretty common, especially with plants from Thailand or other parts of Asia. V. Charles Goodfellow was easy to find.
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I concur. Leave it alone. Think about topping it when it's 3' tall or more.
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You are an amazing resource! Thanks. Iíll certainly let it grow and leave her alone for now.

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It is from banjong orchids down in the Redlands. AMAZING nursery.

Iíll ask him if it is a home cross or maybe a transliteration from thai
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Great call on leaving things alone guys


This plant it going to be two plants and it is making great progress..look at these zeppelin roots she's launching above that keiki.

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